German Chancellor Merkel was met by protests in Portugal, where she met with Prime Minister Coelho. Merkel was met with mockery, as she painted a positive picture of the country's future.
The Greek situation is deteriorating by the minute and an end is not in sight. Indeed, there may not be a resolution until June, leaving the country in a dangerous limbo, writes Vicky Pryce.
Germany has announced an effort to cut its debt burden in the years to come. Under a five-year plan, Berlin wants to slash its public debt to a level that comes at least close to what EU rules require.
With the relationship between Germany's and Greece's finance ministers at rock bottom, debt crisis negotiations are now being conducted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Eurozone finance ministers have rejected Greece's bid to get back badly-needed cash, driving Athens closer to the brink of a potential bankruptcy next month. But relief could be on the horizon.