Athens prepares for German Chancellor Merkel's visit

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April 11, 2014

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Athens prepares for German Chancellor Merkel's visit

Athens is preparing to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, following the country’s return to the bond market after four years in exile.

However, not everyone is convinced of a return to growth after years of austerity under international bailout conditions of which Merkel remains a figurehead.

“Generally, the way the situation is now, it is really difficult,” said one student demonstrating in front of the parliament on Thursday. “I am worried there will be no growth – not in two years, not even in ten years’ time.”

Just hours before the country re-entered global bond markets on Thursday, a bomb exploded in the capital. Police suspect left-wing groups were behind it.

Though some fear Greece’s re-entry to the market could incr...



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