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Samaras in Berlin

first_imgGreek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today. The Greek Prime Minister was invited to a working lunch in the German capital which focused on European politics, Greece’s financial crisis and other bilateral issues. Details of the discussions between the two leaders were not available by the time Neos Kosmos went to print, but Mr Samaras was expected to underline Greece’s progress in implementing economic reforms while also stressing his government’s inability to impose further painful austerity measures in a tense political climate. Chancellor Merkel sought to emphasize her support for Greece’s efforts a day before her meeting with the Greek Prime Minister, stating that Greece has achieved “very noteworthy reforms.” Also on Thursday, the spokesperson of the German Finance ministry stated that the Europeans will do whatever it takes in order to support Greece and that Berlin wants to have in Greece another success story, like the recent one in Ireland. Before leaving for Berlin, Samaras held talks in Athens with US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, who expressed Washington’s support for Greece’s ongoing reform effort and said she saw “many opportunities” for closer bilateral business cooperation. Pritzer called on Samaras’s government to “improve its business environment by continuing to increase transparency in public procurements.”Source: ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more