Un-Welcome Wagon Merkel Ventures to Athens in Late Show of Solidarity

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says her trip to Athens on Tuesday is a "normal visit." Judging by the security arrangements, it is anything but. Merkel has become a hate figure to many in Greece in the euro crisis. Critics say her visit has come too late. She wants to show solidarity, but her scope to offer any concessions on aid is limited.
Angela Merkel faces a tough trip to Athens on Tuesday.

Angela Merkel faces a tough trip to Athens on Tuesday.

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