Crisis: Merkel promises help to create jobs in Greece

Samaras in Berlin; 'great effort, investments necessary'

08 January, 13:55

Angela Merkel meets the Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras Angela Merkel meets the Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras

(ANSAmed) - BERLIN - Germany must play a part in helping Greece fight unemployment, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday in Berlin. 'We also have to do everything we can to guarantee economic growth and the security of work places', Merkel said in a joint statement with Greek Premier Antonis Samaras. Merkel explained that she wanted to understand how reforms were continuing and Athens' economic outlook.

Greece 'suffers unemployment, in particular youth unemployment', stressed Samaras. The country, he said, is making 'progress and huge efforts' and now investments are necessary to counter youth unemployment. 'We will do everything in our power to bring back the situation into order', continued Samaras, stressing that the Greek government has started 'systematic measures' and taken action to recuperate market confidence.

The premier also stressed the 'sacrifices' endured by the Greek population, recalling how investments in the country are 'important' and 'necessary' for recovery.(ANSAmed).

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