Merkel and Sarkozy to discuss Greek referendum plan

UPDATE: The EU wasn’t informed in advance of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s plans to seek a referendum on Europe’s bailout, an EU official said today.

1st November, 2011
George Papandreou, Greece's prime minister arrives for the recent European Council summit to solve Europe's debt crisis

The European Union wasn’t informed in advance of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s plans to seek a referendum on Europe’s bailout, an EU official said today in response to a question.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the proposed Greek referendum, AFP has reported, citing the Elysee in Paris.

The two leaders will speak by phone at midday today, it said. Earlier reports suggested...

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