The budget for the nine-month period January-September 2018 presented a primary surplus of 4.809 billion euros, significantly exceeding the target of 2.521 billion euros. In the same period last year, the primary surplus amounted to 4.542 billion euros. In addition, for the above nine-month period, there is a surplus in the national budget balance amounting to 293 million euros, compared to the target for a deficit of 1.841 billion euros.

On Tuesday, the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet to discuss the budget for 2019 and the procedure of legislating the measures announced by the PM at the International Fair of Thessaloniki.