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Greek government-debt crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is a measure of the non-cycle related nature of whether government spending is on or off budget.
Greece has had a positive structural balance for ... like 18 months. To be fair, they are estimated to have a small structural deficit the next 2 years, status quo.
My issue is with your "structural changes" BS. They HAVE made the changes necessarily. They could not have had a structural surplus had they not.