GERMAN CHANCELLOR SCHROEDER ARRIVES TO GIVE A STATEMENT NEAR HANOVER.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder arrives to give a short statement
outside a hotel in the northern German city of Hanover August 4, 2003.
Schroeder met with German Finance Minister Eichel, Economy Minister
Wolfgang Clement, Social Democratic Party (SPD) Secretary general Olaf
Scholz, parliamentary SPD floor leader Franz Muentefering and members
of the Greens party for talks on planned changes on local business tax
laws and welfare benefits. REUTERS/Christian Charisius