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Germany: 'We need reforms that target oligarchs,' Greek FM tells Berlin01:40

Germany: 'We need reforms that target oligarchs,' Greek FM tells Berlin

Germany, Berlin
February 10, 2015 at 14:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias spoke of the country’s need for reforms targeting tax evaders and oligarchs during his first official visit for the newly elected Greek government, at the Foreign Office in Berlin Tuesday.

Speaking at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Kotzias said the “hard redistribution during the crisis” needs to come to an end and reforms that act in the Greek people’s interest need to be introduced.

He also spoke of the conflict in Ukraine and the Minsk talks on Wednesday, saying Greece 'supports wholeheartedly the initiatives taken up by Germany.' Kotzias added that he hopes a peaceful solution can be found that doesn’t cause 'deep fractures' between Europe and Russia.

Germany: 'We need reforms that target oligarchs,' Greek FM tells Berlin01:40
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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias spoke of the country’s need for reforms targeting tax evaders and oligarchs during his first official visit for the newly elected Greek government, at the Foreign Office in Berlin Tuesday.

Speaking at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Kotzias said the “hard redistribution during the crisis” needs to come to an end and reforms that act in the Greek people’s interest need to be introduced.

He also spoke of the conflict in Ukraine and the Minsk talks on Wednesday, saying Greece 'supports wholeheartedly the initiatives taken up by Germany.' Kotzias added that he hopes a peaceful solution can be found that doesn’t cause 'deep fractures' between Europe and Russia.