Samaras hopes for Merkel fillip as gloom grips Greek coalition

PoliticsGreek Politics

Amid an increasingly gloomy atmosphere at home, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras heads for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday in the hope that he will bring something back from Berlin that could help his government remain in power.

The meeting was announced on Wednesday and comes 10 months after Samaras was last in Berlin to see Merkel. Then, the Greek prime minister sought the German leader’s backing as a troika review was in danger of foundering on differences over the fiscal ga...

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