German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Germany's Angela Merkel says Greece must continue with agreed reforms

7 May 2012 Last updated at 15:12 BST

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that it is of the greatest importance that Greece continues with reform plans already in place.

Speaking at a news conference she said it might be burdensome but it has to be continued.

Her comments came after a surge of voter support for anti-austerity parties in the Greek elections, with the two main parties attracting less than a third of the vote.