Prime Minister George Papandreou on Monday had a meeting with well-known investor and financier George Soros, who visited the prime minister at his offices in Parliament. The meeting was later joined by Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou.

No statements were made afterward but sources said the meeting focused on the state of the global and European economies, especially in the eurozone, the difficulties facing the Greek economy and developments in Greece's neighbourhood, especially in north Africa.