November 12th, 2011
05:40 PM ET

French, German leaders stress urgency with Greece's new prime minister

A day after being sworn in as Greece's new prime minister, Lucas Papademos talked Saturday with the leaders of France and Germany about efforts to address his nation's continuing economic woes - including negative ramifications if certain moves aren't made soon.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both congratulated Papademos on his ascension when they talked with him on Saturday afternoon, according to a statement from Sarkozy's office.

Sarkozy and Merkel then expressed an "urgent need" for Greece's new leader to ensure that his country adheres to its past commitments, including implementation of an Oct. 27 bailout package brokered between former Prime Minister George Papandreou and other European leaders.

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  1. Mmmmm

    I think if the Greeks create a new product togo global they would make enough money to wipeout the national debt...humus with feta cheese...i hear humus is the new velveeta...goforit!

    November 13, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Just who told you to post such a mindless comment as that? It's neither sensible nor funny, just lame and boring!

      November 14, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    I agree with RUFFNUTT in an earlier post. Greece needs to leave the E.U. and return to using the Drachma as it's currency. Otherwise, Greece will sink even deeper into their depression. In fact, the whole idea of the Eurozone stinks to High Heaven but then again, WW1 was never a good idea either!

    November 14, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      ...really??? all considering frankie boy, avser is an original you are an inept paraphraser...I enjoy being a ninny...and I understand your on-going frustration that despite your intellectual accomplishments and acheivements you still find yourself sharing the same interests as...the ninny...

      November 14, 2011 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. News flash global

    This just in : an alien disc shaped object has been recovered by the army in salt lake city utah , and the wreakage is on its way to hill air force base some sources are saying..... More on this as it unfolds....

    November 14, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
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