Wednesday, February 20, 2013

François Hollande turns up the warm message of support for Greece

They stood behind the same lecterns in the same hall, the press sprawled out before them. Four months and two weeks had elapsed since the German chancellor Angela Merkel, ignoring the din of demonstrators and helicopters roaring overhead, had sought to convey, her eyes flashing this way and that, an essential fact: that she had come to Greece "not as a taskmaster but as a friend to listen and be informed"

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The Guardian