Greece Needs More Time to Cut, Says Greek PM

Samaras is expected to ask for a two year extension


Greece's Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, has called for more time to implement tough spending cuts and reforms, ahead of talks on its bailout.

Mr Samaras told German daily Bild that Greece needed "breathing space".

He will meet Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the Eurogroup of finance ministers later, and the French and German leaders later this week.