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Euro zone agrees 750 million euros of debt relief measures for Greece

BRUSSELS, July 7 (Reuters) – The euro zone agreed on Tuesday new debt relief measures for Greece worth about 750 million euros ($840 million) as part of the country’s post-bailout programme.

The money comes from profits made by euro zone central banks on Greek government bonds and the reduction to zero of the step-up interest margin on certain euro zone loans to Athens this year, said the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the bloc’s rescue fund. ($1 = 0.8878 euros) (Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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