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.