Friday, December 16, 2016

Merkel consults with Tsipras on refugees and reform programme – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Berlin (dpa) – Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) arrives today for talks with the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.

Just a day after the EU summit in the Chancellery, according to data from the Federal government on European policy issues such as the Cyprus negotiations, the situation of the refugees, as well as the relations between the EU and Turkey.

With voltage is expected, whether Merkel and Tsipras speak of the case of the refugee who is suspected to have in Freiburg, a 19-Year-old raped and murdered. The Minister of the interior Thomas de Maizière (CDU) had raised serious allegations against the Greek authorities. You would have failed there because of murder and attempted murder, sentenced, and prematurely released the man after violations of probation international to put out an APB. Therefore, he was not noticed during the inspections by the German security authorities.

A Central theme of the conversation with Merkel, Tsipras is likely to be the of the Euro-partners last frozen short-term Debt relief for Athens. Background of Tsipras surprisingly announced special distribution to the needy pensioners in Greece. The donors were irritated by it. Tsipras should have according to information from the Euro-group and the creditors agreed.

The Finance Ministers approved in principle by further maturity extensions and interest rate reductions for Greece, the loans will not be initially implemented. The Euro-group wants to first wait for a report to the donor institutions, whether and to what extent the Tsipras promised gift corresponds to the savings agreements. Further, it is unclear whether the International monetary Fund involved in the third rescue package. This is the Bundestag had demanded.


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