Prime Minister George Papandreou held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at noon on Tuesday.
The discussion took place shortly after the prime minister's meeting with the President of the Republic and shortly before his contacts with cabinet members.

According to reports, Papandreou and Merkel discussed the situation in Europe, with emphasis on the problems and developments in the eurozone, particularly recent developments.

They also discussed the situation in Greece and the course of the economy, in the framework of discussions taking place in the European Union lately.