Saturday, August 25, 2012

Greek PM In Paris To Plead With Hollande

The Greek Prime Minister has arrived in Paris in a bid to buy more time to carry out the spending cuts demanded by the eurozone.

Antonis Samaras' pleas to German chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday appear to have gone unheeded.

He will now try and persuade French President Francois Hollande that his country needs an additional two years to carry out the reforms.

Speaking after a meeting betwen Mr Hollande and Mr Samaras in Paris, the Greek PM said his country intended to remain in the Eurozone.

He said: "I came here today to tell them that Greece will make it, it will remain in the Eurozone and it will play an important role in the European Union. Read More