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Merkel set for Greece visit

10-06-2012 07:47 BJT

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to make her first visit to Greece, since the euro zone debt crisis began.

During next week’s visit, she’ll hold talks with Greek coalition Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Merkel’s visit comes as Greece is locked in negotiations with its troika of creditors for the release of urgently needed bailout money.

On Friday, Samaras warned that Greece will run out of money at the end of November, without fresh international aid. Merkel is an unpopular figure in Greece, due to Germany’s central role in pushing for austerity cuts in the country.

The country’s main labor unions have called protest rallies outside Parliament, to coincide with her visit.



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