Angela Merkel to visit Greece next week

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 that Merkel’s visit follows an invitation that Samaras made when he visited Berlin in August.

Samaras said in a German newspaper interview published Friday that Greece will run out of money at the end of November if it doesn’t receive the next planned installment of its bailout loans.