Greek PM sees first signs of recovery in 2013

The Greek prime minister on Thursday predicted next year will see the country's first signs of economic recovery.

“In Greece we have seen the ugly face of the crisis but after the recent decisions that we have taken, next year we should witness the first signs of recovery,” Antonis Samaras said during a meeting of the European People's Party in Malta.

The leader of Greece's three-party coalition government rehashed past pledges that the debt-wracked will fulfill its commitments to its international creditors, but called for more European action to cure Greece's and the Continent's debt woes.

“The answer is more Europe,” said Samaras, urging for deeper monetary and economic union.

“A Greek success story will be a European success story,” he said.