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.
Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday dismissed officials who have expressed concern over the government's handout policy ahead of the elections - including the head of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling - as "austerity supporters," although concerns are also being raised by others much closer to home, at the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO).
Olaf Scholz, the mild-mannered, pragmatic mayor of Hamburg, could become Germany's next finance minister.
If he does, he would step into the giant shoes left by Wolfgang Schaeuble, the fiscally hawkish and larger-than-life veteran of German politics who now presides over the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag.