Samaras looks forward to Merkel visit on Tuesday as 'very positive development'
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Friday sought to express his government’s determination to put the country on the road to economic recovery while also condemning “those who don’t understand the meaning of law and order,” an apparent reference to the shipyard workers who stormed the Defense Ministry on Thursday.
“The government is waging a battle on all fronts for the country’s credibility and it future so that sacrifices of Greeks aren’t lost,” Samaras told reporters outside the Maximos Mansion on his return from a trip to Paris.
“I will not allow the country to become a free-for-all,” the premier said before slamming “those who don’t understand the meaning of law and order.”
Questioned about a scheduled visit to Athens next Tuesday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Samaras described it as “a very positive development” and referred to Germany as a “friendly country.” Merkel, who was invited by Samaras, will be visiting Athens for the first time in five years.