Greece on Monday unveiled a draft budget that forecast a sixth year of recession as the government resumed crucial talks with international creditors to access loans that have been stalled for months.
Paraskevi Petropoulou, a nurse unpaid for five months, protests outside the health ministry in Athens on Friday. A draft budget presented to Greece's parliament on Monday forecasts a sixth straight year of recession in 2013 with a 3.8% contraction and a public deficit target of 4.2% of GDP, the finance ministry said.
The finance ministry said the country was headed for a 3.8-percent economic contraction as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras prepared to meet officials from the so-called troika of international creditors at 1500 GMT.
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