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Antonis Samaras

Greece’s Choice: In or Out of the Eurozone

As Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was being cross-examined by European leaders on his stunning call for a referendum in his country on international bailout loans and the austerity measures he imposed as a condition, German and French officials...

Opposition Leader Opens Electoral Campaign

Antonis Samaras, leader of Nea Dimocratia - the main opposition party in Greece (centre-right) - today essentially opened the electoral campaign when addressing his party's parliamentary group, asking the current government ''to leave as soon as possible, because it...

Papandreou’s Referendum Call Rattles Markets, Threatens Bailout

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s surprise announcement will ask voters to decide the fate of international bailout loans and his wobbly Administration through a referendum sent shock waves through the markets, rattling Wall Street, angering European leaders who just...

Samaras: Will Try To Stop Referendum At Any Cost

General elections are a ''national necessity,'' Antonis Samaras, the leader of the main opposition New Democracy party told reporters following his meeting with President Karolos Papaoulias in Athens on Tuesday. In a brief statement to the press, the leader of...

Venizelos Briefed Political Party Leaders on Debt Talks

Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos briefed Greek opposition party leaders on European talks about the country’s debt sustainability, the Athens-based Finance Ministry said in an e-mailed statement. Venizelos spoke to the party leaders, including the head of the main opposition party,...

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...

PM to Meet with ND Leader on Tuesday

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras and Prime Minister George Papandreou will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the premier's Maximos Mansion office. George Papandreou underlined that there is a need of hard work in order to...

The Newest Greek Odyssey: Living in Strikeland

State schools closed, hospitals running only on emergency staff, trash piling up, trains halted, metro and cabbies on strike, tax offices closed, customs officers walking out of their jobs, airlines grounded[...]

PASOK Slips, But No Winners Seen

PASOK Slips, But No Winners Seen ATHENS - Eighteen months after imposing pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions on the working populace in an attempt to stave off bankruptcy, the ruling PASOK Socialist party has fallen further behind the...

Troika Wants Greece's Minimum Wage Scrapped

More bad news is brewing for Greek workers in a seemingly endless onslaught of pay cuts and tax hikes. In return for bailout loans keeping the country afloat, the Troika of the European Union[...]