By Elena Becatoros
There's been a definite clash between European Union officials and the new Greek government during its first week and a half in power - not so much over bailout loans and repayment schedules but over dress style.
Not for the Greeks the traditional suit-and-tie attire of European politics.
Conservative New Democracy has accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis of ?defaming? the country.
?Yesterday in Rome, Mr Tsipras called Greece a corrupt country and today Mr Varoufakis called it a bankrupt [country],? ND spokesman Costas Karagounis said Wednesday.
The closely watched Renzi-Tsipras meeting in Rome produced several news-worthy quotes and statements on Tuesday.
The “Eternal City” was the second European capital, after Nicosia, that new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chose to visit, with an eye towards gaining the support of Italian center-left PM Matteo Renzi.
Varoufakis holds talks with Italian counterpart in Rome
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Tuesday he would meet his German counterpart Wolfgang Schauble in Berlin on Thursday for talks on his country?s debt crisis.
The minister announced the keenly-awaited encounter after meeting in Rome with his Italian counterpart.