Angela Merkel
  • Antonio Samaras second visit to Berlin since taking office last summer said his country is determined to win credibility in Europe. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 08, 2013, 10:30 AM EST
  • The Prime Minister of Greece, Antonis Samaras, arrives for a closed-doors conference organized by German newspaper 'Die Welt.'

    As he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Antonis Samaras stressed his country was determined to win back credibility in Europe.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 08, 2013, 6:59 AM EST
  • German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (L) exchanges documents with Swiss counterpart Hans-Rudolf Merz during the signing ceremony of a joint declaration on the initiation of negotiations on tax issues and a double taxation agreement on October 27, 2010 in Bern. Germany has been one of the fiercest European critics of the impact of Switzerland's banking secrecy in recent years, complaining that it encouraged German taxpayers to hide money in Swiss bank accounts.

    The German government is launching a last-ditch effort to salvage a deal with Switzerland that aims to crack down on German tax cheats who hide money in Swiss banks.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 4:00 PM EST