Protests expected as Merkel visits Greece

German Chancellor is unpopular figure in Greece for her tough stance on bailout and push for austerity.

    Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, is set to arrive in Greece on Tuesday, where she will hold talks with conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras.

    A heavy security has been put in place for the German chancellor's six-hour visit, the first since the economic crisis made landfall in Greece in 2010, amid planned new anti-austerity protests.

    But victims of the huge spending cuts forced on Greece by the EU, IMF and European Central Bank also want a word with her.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from the Greek capital, Athens.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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