Tsipras addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session before a budget vote in Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Greece is aiming for a deal with international lenders Friday on the next set of reforms to unlock additional aid, but differences remain over how to handle banks' bad loans.After successfully completing the recapitalization of its four systemic banks and qualifying for 2 billion euros ($2.19 billion) in bailout loans last month, Athens must enact this second set of reforms to qualify for 1 billion euros by the end of the month.Athens aims to pass the law by Dec. 18, parliament officials said.Greece has pledged to cut spending on pensions by 1 percent of GDP or 1.8 billion euros next year.
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