Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras in Berlin
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Merkel and Tsipras meet in Berlin amid debt fears

The Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has said he hopes talks with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will mark a new start to the relationship between the two countries.

Meeting in Berlin after weeks of bitter wrangling, the leaders stressed the need for co-operation in dealing with the Greek debt crisis.

Mr Tsipras and Ms Merkel struck more conciliatory tones, but remained vague on how to prevent Athens from running out of money.

The BBC's Europe editor, Katya Adler, reports from Berlin.

  • 23 Mar 2015
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