Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will next week hold his first meetings with euro zone leaders since taking office, striving to assure them he will honour a pledge for more austerity and gauging whether they could grant him more time to pull it off.
Samaras will fly to Berlin and Paris to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande. Earlier in the week, he will meet euro zone chief Jean-Claude Juncker, Greek and German government officials said on Wednesday.
Samaras will meet Merkel on August 24, said German government spokesman Steffen Seibert. The dates of the other two meetings will be announced soon, a Greek official said.