8 Jun 2012

Key meeting with German Chancellor

7:15 am on 8 June 2012

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he will be looking for more clues about how the eurozone debt crisis might be resolved when he meets Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Thursday.

Mrs Merkel has just held talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, who has urged eurozone members to speed up measures to build a budgetary union to shore up the bloc.

Greece's debt woes and Spain's banking crisis are some of the problems that need to be tackled.

The Chancellor Is in the most unique position in the world to determine what will happen when Greek voters go to the polls on 17 June,'' Mr Key said in Hamburg, before his meeting with the Chancellor.

''We'll be interested to see what she thinks might happen next in Greece and what's required to shore up Spanish banks.''

As well as meeting the Chancellor, Mr Key is also delivering two speeches and attending an event run by Tourism New Zealand while in Germany.