Greek PM addresses German businesses in Berlin ahead of Merkel meeting

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras addressed the heads of 25 businesses on the DAX stock exchange on Tuesday morning at an economic forum sponsored by the German daily Die Welt in Berlin.

Samaras highlighted the investment opportunities in Greece with a focus on the struggling country’s drive to privatize state assets as part of an economic overhaul designed by Greece’s foreign creditors.

The Greek premier on Tuesday was to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the progress of structural reforms that are key commitments in the country’s fiscal adjustment program.

Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said that the two leaders would hold an “informal exchange of views” and added that there would be a press briefing following their meeting.

“The glass is half-full. We are delivering and Europe is helping,” Samaras told reporters ahead of talks with Merkel.