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EU says Greek debt statistics not manipulated in 2010-2015

The European Union's Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen said on Wednesday the Greek statistics office did not manipulate data on the country's debt in 2010-2015 and that she had sent a letter to Athens asking it to refute any such suggestions.

People wait to enter a bank branch as Greek banks reopened on Monday morning after three weeks of closure on July 20, 2015 in Athens, Greece.
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People wait to enter a bank branch as Greek banks reopened on Monday morning after three weeks of closure on July 20, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

Thyssen, who oversees the Eurostat EU statistics office, said she has sent the joint letter with the EU's economics commissioners Valdis Dombrovskis and Pierre Moscovici.

"For the Commission and Eurostat it is absolutely clear that data on Greek Government debt during 2010-2015 have been fully reliable and accurately reported to Eurostat," she said.

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