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IMF’s mission…

Greek Finance Minister Giorgos Papanconstantinou (l) speaks to his counterparts from Sweden, Britain and Spain in Brussels yesterday, when Ireland’s bailout was agreed. Dublin will receive 85 billion euros, compared to 110 billion for Greece, and will reportedly be charged 5.8 percent interest compared to Greece’s 5.2. Meanwhile, the head of the IMF’s mission to Greece, Poul Thomsen, told the Real News weekly that Athens may get up to 11 years rather than six to repay its loans.