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Βudget surplus, lower public debt and unemployment in Greece — EU Commission

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The European Commission assesses that this year the Croatian economy will grow by 3.2 percent, 2.8 percent next year, and 2.7 percent in 2019. For 2019, the EC predicts 3.4 percent GDP growth.

Real GDP growth in Malta is forecast to reach 5.6% for all of 2017, slightly higher than that of 2016, according to the European Commission's Autumn forecast. The bloc also cut its United Kingdom 2017 economic growth forecast to 1.5% from 1.8% while keeping it steady at 1.3% for next year.

Hungary's government targets GDP growth of 4.1% this year and 4.3% next year.

The surplus achieved by the Labour government also features in the report which projects it to be 0.9% by the end of 2017, but is believed to decline to 0.5% in 2018, a figure that will be sustained in 2019.

"Economic growth in the United Kingdom has been slowing since the start of the year, as higher consumer prices constrained private consumption growth", the commission report said.

The increase follows the International Monetary Fund upping Turkey's 2017 growth forecast 2.6 percentage points on October 10, the World Bank raising its forecast 0.4 percentage points on October 19 and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's [EBRD] lifting it by 2.6 percentage points on November 7. "The deficit should remain stable, but the structural balance could worsen", said the European Commission.

The Autumn Forecasts report published on Thursday by the commission in Brussels attributes the performance to "resilient private consumption, stronger growth around the world, and falling unemployment".

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The commission said the eurozone had enjoyed its best year since the start of the financial crisis a decade ago, having shaken off the debt crisis that gripped the region a couple of years ago.

Private consumption is believed to become the main driver of growth on the back of an increasing population and growing disposable income; with domestic demand playing a secondary role to external demand.

Wage growth grew moderately for the first half of 2017, even though the unemployment rate was very low, and skill shortages increased.

"Investment is also picking up amid favourable financing conditions and considerably brightened economic sentiment as uncertainty has faded".

Pierre Moscovici, the European Union commissioner for economic and financial affairs, said: "We have entered a new phase of the economic recovery, with stronger growth driven by resilient consumption, the global upswing, loose financing conditions and falling unemployment". The economies of all Member States are expanding and their labour markets improving, but wages are rising only slowly.

"The long-lasting moderate expansion has shifted into more robust and long-lasting growth", said Pierre Moscovici, the European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs.

"Yet challenges remain in the form of high debt levels and subdued wage increases".

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