Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
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Greek PM to meet Germany's Angela Merkel

24 August 2012 Last updated at 05:59 BST

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

He is expected to reiterate his request for more time to honour the spending cuts his country has promised to make.

On Thursday, the French and German leaders presented a united front, stressing that Greece must honour its commitments.

The BBC's Stephen Evans reports from Berlin.