Tsipras to meet Merkel Thursday in Brussels: Greek government

AFP , Tuesday 21 Apr 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday on the sidelines of an EU summit, the Athens government said as it continues to wrangle with creditors over a new rescue package.

EU leaders are to hold emergency talks in Brussels on the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

The Greek government did not say what Tsipras and Merkel would discuss at their meeting in the Belgian capital.

Tsipras' cash-strapped leftist government is under pressure from fellow eurozone members and the IMF to present details of reforms needed to unlock some 7.2 billion euros ($7.8 billion) in bailout funds.

On Friday, eurozone finance ministers will meet in Latvia's capital Riga to discuss Greece's economic programme.

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