European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will travel to Athens to meet with Greek Premier Antonis Samaras, on 26 July, for talks on “the broad economic situation in Europe and particularly the economic situation in Greece”. His visit is the first to the country in two years, despite the ongoing debt crisis and speculation that the country could be the first to exit the single currency. The visit coincides with the return of the troika of European Central Bank, Commission and IMF officials to the country, who are beginning a month-long examination of the country’s progress on implementing a €174 billion bailout, the second since May 2010. The visit comes after reports surfaced that the IMF was unwilling to keep funding Greece since the bailout veered off track in the wake of two elections in May and June. An IMF spokesperson said, on 23 July, that the fund was “supporting Greece in overcoming its economic difficulties”.