Crucial Meeting Between Samaras and Merkel in Berlin

samaras_merkelIn a very crucial moment for Greece, when Troika asks for further growth and Wolfgang Schäuble–the German Minister of Finance–recommends respect towards Greece, the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, will travel to Berlin on November 22, where he will meet his counterpart, Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Samaras will travel to Germany for the leaders meeting organized for November 21-25 in Berlin, by the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

Apart from the Greek Prime Minister, Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Leta; the President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi; the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz; the German Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble; the head of the Bundesbank, Jens Vaintman, as well as analysts and businessmen will attend the meeting.

Samaras, one day before his meeting with Merkel, will meet the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker in Athens. The Chicago businesswoman joined the Commerce Department in June, and her trip was arranged when Samaras visited the White House in August.

Samaras is expected to reiterate his position further, that across-the-board measures such as wage, pension cuts and an increase of taxes are unacceptable, and will support the speedy implementation of structural changes.


  • TediUSA

    Samaras will have his ball squeezed tightly for not keeping his promises for reforms,LOL

  • TediTheBigot

    Still here bigot? Don’t you have anything better to do than obsessively rant about Greeks? You should consider seeing a therapist for your mental issues.

  • reason

    LMAO. Tedi is a “human rights” activist.

  • Polycrates

    It’s laughable if it didn’t matter, Samaras and Stournaras said they would be no more austerity measures lets see how much longer that tone will resound through the administration. Appealing to two of the three Troika entities makes it appear there is a widening rift between the Europeans and the IMF.

  • TediUSA

    Samaras and Stornaras have no say in the economical policies in Greece,the Troika effectively runs Greece now.It will be what Germany says ,not Samaras or Stournaras. Nothing depends on them.

  • TediUSA

    I wish you a wonderful Weekend too.

  • Polycrates

    With 320 billion euros that are largely undercapitalized and a coalition government hanging on by threatening their own party members with a slim 3 vote majority while radical socialists are gaining popularity, this has become something of a standoff. What we see now is the de-emphasis of importance of the IMF and more backroom euro-deal making underway.

  • guest

    fyi -.TediUSA is a greek hating idiot. (most likely an extreme nationalist from nearby state) All he does here is encourage ethnic hatred towards greeks.

  • Polycrates

    I understand that Samaras is sharing the government largess with several influential party members to keep the coalition together. Appointments to high positions, influence peddling for the party elite. While I understand your comment above there is always a touch of truth that occasionally merits a response. Like they say in the states; “sometimes even a blind squirrel finds a nut”.

  • Arthur Vandelay

    Merkel better start worrying about the EU collapse and forget about Greece. Spain, which had the greatest real-estate bubble in overall size in Europe, will be the biggest domino to fall in southern Europe. Then watch out EU.

  • Arthur Vandelay

    As an American tax payer I do hope IMF stops with the Greek bailout. We are tired of supporting you guys.

  • Polycrates

    I hope the Chinese feel the same about you guys.

  • Arthur Vandelay

    The Chinese are buying up New York. Since you are in real estate you know that the Chinese love America and they are buying New York and Beverly Hills. Also the majority of foreign students studying in America are Chinese. The Chinese know no matter what happens in the world economy the best place to be and invest is in America.