The European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund troika expect Greece's economy to contract by 5 percent next year, more than the government's 3.8 percent forecast, a senior finance ministry official said on Wednesday.
"There is disagreement on the macroeconomic scenario, we project a recession near 4 percent, they (troika) at 5 percent," said the official who declined to be named.
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He said both sides were still trying to find common ground on 2.5 billion euros worth of austerity measures to be applied next year.
(Reporting by Renee Maltezou)