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Greek PM says economy set to grow by 5.9% this year, better that expected

ATHENS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The Greek economy is projected to grow by 5.9% this year, better than the 3.6% growth previously forecast, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday during his annual economic address.

Greece emerged from a decade-long financial crisis in 2018 and saw its economy slump again by 8.2% last year amid restrictions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which also hurt its vital tourism industry. (Reporting by Karolina Tagaris and Lefteris Papadimas, Editing by Timothy Heritage)