Greek president calls off Germany trip


President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Thursday postponed a scheduled visit to Germany on July 7 due to developments in Greece following the closure of banks and ahead of Sunday’s referendum.

Pavlopoulos spoke by telephone with his German counterpart Joachim Gauck and the two leaders agreed to meet at a later date which will be set subject to developments.

Pavlopoulos reassured Gauck that he was doing everything in his power to safeguard Greece’s position within the eurozone and the European Union.