Samaras plots early bailout exit, plays down debt relief as Merkel remains tight-lipped

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Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras unveiled his plans for Greece to exit its adjustment programme early - at the end of this year - in a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that did not produce any tangible results on a range of unresolved issues, including debt relief.

Samaras argued after Tuesday’s meeting that Greece’s strong fiscal performance, the expected return of growth in the second half of this year, the gradual reduction in unemployment and the country’s return to bond markets earlier this year means that th...

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