Merkel backing for name deal overshadowed by coalition leaders' crucial talks

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Independent Greeks, Kammenos, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Athens has largely been overshadowed by growing speculation about whether Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government is on the brink of collapse.

Merkel and Tsipras held talks on Thursday, with the German leader subsequently expressing her support for Tsipras’s efforts to settle the Macedonia name issue, which included a rebuke for claims by New Democracy that the Prespes Agreement was used by th...

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