Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva discussed the European perspective of the Republic of Northern Macedonia with her colleague Nikola Dimitrov. The two spoke in Helsinki during an informal meeting of the first EU diplomats with their counterparts from the six countries of the Western Balkans.
When Kyriakos Mitsotakis met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday, the new Greek prime minister was able to point to a list of quick wins since taking office last month, including lifting capital controls. But he has also made errors. To change the country for good, he'll have to learn from them.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Greece's fiscal commitments will now be easier to meet.
Merkel was speaking at a joint news conference in Berlin, where Mitsotakis was on an official visit.
The chancellor said that she discussed bilateral relations as well as the improved economic climate in Greece.
Greece's newly elected prime minister has said during a visit in Berlin that he hopes Germany will agree to start negotiations on war reparations.
After a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told reporters "we hope there will be a positive response."
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented his government's reform agenda to German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz during a meeting in Berlin on Thursday morning.
The German Finance Ministry posted a tweet on the meeting held in Scholz's office, saying the new Greek government's economic policy is one of the issues that were raised.