Tsipras, Merkel display goodwill, little sign of debt progress




 
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Tsipras, Merkel display goodwill, little sign of debt progress
 
March 23rd, 2015  
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Tsipras, Merkel display goodwill, little sign of debt progress
By Renee Maltezou and Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel put on a public display of mutual goodwill on Monday, appealing to Greeks and Germans to set aside recrimination and national stereotypes and work for a better European future. Yet despite warm words on the new leftist premier's first official visit to Berlin, it was unclear if they had narrowed differences on economic reforms Greece must implement to win urgently needed fresh cash from its creditors. Tsipras insisted he was not in Germany to solve Greece's pressing liquidity problems but to find common ground to move forward in the euro zone. "Please, let's leave these shadows of the past behind us," Tsipras said, stressing that the European Union was a force for stability in a troubled region.




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