Eurostat, the European Union (EU) statistical office wants Greece to give an accounting of structured finance deals that were undertaken from 2001 to 2008, which might have allowed the government to conceal billions of euros of new debt from the public and regulators.

According to the Financial Times, the EU now asserts that the Greek government failed to disclose information about the currency swaps to a Eurostat team that visited Athens in September 2008. The team went to Greece to monitor the country's debt management.

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