European Commission vice president, Valdis Dombrovskis, welcomed news on Monday of Greece's 2017 budget data, pointing out that the country performed better than expected.
The vice president highlighted that the primary budget surplus reached 4.2 percent of economic output, versus the surplus target for 1.75 percent.
"Positive news on #Greece: new #Eurostat data show that Greece has again outperformed its fiscal targets. In 2017, the primary surplus in programme terms has reached 4.2% of GDP instead of 1.75% of GDP target. Good news in the view of the programme conclusion in August!," he said on Twitter.