Greek premier Samaras unable to attend

22 June 2012 02:46

Newly-elected Greek premier Antonis Samaras will be unable to attend his country's quarter-final game against Germany on Friday, as he is set to undergo an eye operation, his office said.

Following a routine examination at the Attiko hospital in Athens, Samaras was diagnosed with a retinal detachment.

He returned to his office but will be admitted to the same hospital on Saturday to undergo an operation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the figurehead for discontent in Greece because of her insistence on tough austerity measures to ease a crippling debt crisis that threatens the wider eurozone and is set to attend.

Source: AFP