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Greek Govt VP Venizelos’ Meeting with Former PM Simitis 'Good and Substantial'

Greek government Vice President and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos met with his predecessor in the presidency of PASOK and Former Prime Minister Costas Simitis earlier today, concluding the series of meetings with figurative PASOK members. The meeting focused on...

Greek Govt VP Venizelos' Meeting with Former PM Papandreou in 'Positive Climate'

Almost an hour and 45 minutes lasted the meeting between Greek government Vice President Evangelos Venizelos and Former Prime Minister George Papandreou at the Foreign Ministry, and, according to Venizelos, it concluded in "friendly and positive" climate. Addressing journalists after exiting the...

Survey: Leading Conspiracy Theories in Greece

It is no secret that conspiracy theories and the creation of urban legends are very common for people in Greece. In fact, they have a tendency to find lies and distortions behind a lot of significant personalities and stories. A survey...

Gikas Hardouvelis: From Humble Beginnings to the Hot Seat of the Ministry of Finance

Gikas Hardouvelis, the new Greek Minister of Finance who replaced the much-criticized Yannis Stournaras in the hot seat of the office, was born in a small village in Arkadia, Peloponnese, to a poor family. He went to primary school in...

PASOK's Dim Elections Hopes Threaten Greek Government's Survival

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' hopes of continuing his administration to the 2016 elections could depend not on the showing of his New Democracy Conservatives in this month's elections for Greek municipalities and the European Parliament, but of his coalition...

Arsonists Target Summer Home of Greek ex-socialist PM Costas Simitis

The Greek Police Anti-Terrorist Unit, in charge of investigating the fire at Costas Simitis’ vacation home in Agioi Theodoroi, Greece, found the remains of an incendiary device, . The incendiary device was placed in a metal box and according to...

The 58 Can't Decide What They Want

Greece's latest center-left political movement, dubbed The 58 Initiative because it was begun by 58 academics, intellectuals and others disenchanted with the political system, brought together a lot of admirers when it launched in Athens, but a lot of...

Der Spiegel: Simitis Looking For a Comeback

Der Spiegel predicts that Costas Simitis, former Greek prime minister (1996-2004) and PASOK leader will return in the main political scene of Greece. This will happen either via the initiative of the new centre-left alliance, or as a candidate...

Simitis President of Greek Republic in 2015?

Costas Simitis, former Greek prime minister (1996-2004) and PASOK leader, aims for the presidency of the Greek Republic in spring of 2015, according to his intimate circle. This is the reason behind his more and more frequent appearances in...

Simitis Backs the Idea of Center-Left Alliance

Former Prime Minister and PASOK leader Costas Simitis gave his backing on Tuesday to an initiative to create a new center-left alliance, as ekathimerini reports. Costas Simitis wasn’t among the 58 members who signed the relevant declaration made public on...