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Greece submits last bailout budget but austerity continues

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People stand in front of the Greek Parliament, as vehicles drive past, in central Athens, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Lawmakers are preparing for a debate on the 2018 budget, expected to be the last under an international bailout, but the government has promised it will maintain high primary surpluses and painful austerity measures, in the hope of winning more favorable debt repayment terms. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government is promising bailout lenders continued austerity and high primary budget surpluses in its 2018 budget, the last under eight years of international rescue programs.