Greek PM faces Merkel in Berlin as debt pressure mounts

March 24, 2015 9:08 AM

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BERLIN: The leaders of Greece and Germany meet Monday aiming to calm the bitter acrimony raging since a radical-left government took power in Athens vowing to halt an austerity drive spearheaded by Berlin.

After a weeks-long war of words, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 60, will welcome 40-year-old Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with military honours at her imposing glass-and-steel chancellery in central Berlin.

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