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A lengthy meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday produced little in the way of concrete developments but seems to have been a significant contribution to the normalisation of relations between the new government in Athens and its lenders, including Germany.
The two leaders met for about an hour before holding a joint news conference and then held a working dinner that lasted for more than four hours, which was seen as unusually long. The tone of the press conference suggested that the length of the talks b...
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