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Minister to Purge Staff Over Blackmail Case

Greece's new development minister on Thursday announced a purge of the ministry's entire investment department after two of its members were arrested for alleged blackmail. 'We must show zero tolerance towards those who break their vows,' Anna Diamantopoulou told reporters,...

Papademos Appoints New Development Minister

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos appointed Tuesday a new head to the Development Ministry, in changes prompted by the recent resignation of a minister in charge of Greece's police who is now running for the leadership of the socialist...

Dora Bakoyiannis and Anna Diamantopoulou Booed By Protesters

Dora Bakoyiannis received the strong disapproval of the people of Thermaikos while entering the mayoral building in order to attend the meeting of the Municipal Chamber that had invited her. Members of the Independent Initiative of the People of Thermaikos...

Minister of Education Sends "Europe SOS" Letter To Romano Prodi

The Greek Minister of Education sent a letter to the former PM of Italy and former president of the European Commission Romano Prodi, asking for the promotion of a “Europe SOS” initiative that will aim at reversing the financial...

Anna Diamantopoulou Says Papademos Government Must Be Given Time

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos must be able to reshuffle his Cabinet and be given time to implement budget cuts to avert an economic collapse, Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou said. “The prime minister must have the option of a reshuffle,...

Papandreou Being Pushed Out by His Own Party

ATHENS – A growing number of PASOK Socialist ministers and lawmakers are intensifying the pressure on their leader, former Prime Minister George Papandreou, to step aside quickly and let the party find a new leader ahead of snap elections...