Germany Greece Financial Crisis

October 5, 2012 - 7:34 AM
FILE - In this Aug. 24 2012 file picture German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talks to Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras, during a welcome ceremony at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit Greece next week as Athens works to convince its creditors to pay the next installment of its bailout package. Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said the chancellor will meet Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens on Tuesday. Seibert said Friday Oct. 5, 2012 that Merkel's visit follows an invitation that Samaras made when he visited Berlin in August. (AP Photo/dapd/Maja Hitij)