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Samaras Declines Premier's Invite to EU Summit

Antonis Samaras, the leader of Nea Dimocratia (ND), Greece’s main centre-right opposition party, declined an invitation from socialist Premier George Papandreou to attend the European summit in Brussels on Sunday with him.
During a phone call this morning between the two men, report sources close to ND, Samaras reportedly told the premier: “If I come with you to Brussels, one would think that we have to present a common position. Tell me what you intend to ask.
What is your national stance? I have to make a commitment for the country based on something that I don’t know. You have been insulting me for some time. You can’t come to an agreement with your ministers and you want to go to Brussels with me?”
Samaras reportedly added: “First of all, are we possibly in agreement on something? You didn’t even let me see the letters that you sent to the IMF and now you are asking me to justify what I don’t know. What do I know about the commitments you undertook behind the scenes?”

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