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Greek PM pledges to contain unemployment

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (c) arrives at the entrance gate of the Presidential Palace, or Maximos Mansion, for a meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias (not pictured) in Athens, on Tuesday.

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday pledged to battle unemployment by attracting outside investment in the debt-hit country.

We have consolidated Greeces position in Europe and now we are consolidating it on a global level, Samaras told journalists after a meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias in Athens, adding that the government is working on investment-inducing measures to curb unemployment which he described as the countrys biggest problem.

Unemployment in Greece, which is in its sixth year of recession, reached a record 27 percent in February.

Samaras, who is the leader of Greeces power-sharing administration, earlier informed Papoulias of his recent visits to China and Azerbaijan where opportunities for investment and privatization in Greece where investigated.

Greece is making a dynamic return to where it belongs, Samaras said ahead of the meeting Tuesday.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday May 21, 2013 (16:26)  
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