German chancellor, Greek opposition chief discuss economy, name deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday agreed to disagree on the issue of the Prespes deal, as anticipated, but reportedly saw eye-to-eye on issues relating to Greece's continued economic reforms and the need for investments.

Commenting after the hour-long meeting, Mitsotakis said the discussion had been "frank" and wide-ranging. He said he outlined the conservative party's plan to "drastically reduce taxes and attract new investments along with [implementing] a broad range of reforms so the country can emerge from the crisis."

On the name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Mitsotakis said he explained to Merkel why ND will not ratify it. "It is not just because that is the will of the majority of the Greek people but because it is a bad deal that, instead of solving problems in the...

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