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The Story of Thessaloniki International Trade Fair

September has always been the brightest month for the city of Thessaloniki. The International Trade Fair that takes place in the city has always been  hosting political figures and state officials who visit Thessaloniki for political and cultural purposes. The...

PASOK Congress Looks Back

The once-dominant and now-vanishing PASOK Socialist party will convene for a two-day Congress in Athens on Sept. 3 to note its 39th anniversary as current leader Evangelos Venizelos is desperately trying to keep it from vanishing. With the party hovering...

Simitis Won't Appear In Tsochatzopoulos Case

The Athens Appeals Court hearing the trial of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos for money laundering has rejected his request for the former members of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA), including ex-Prime Minister Costas Simitis,...

Simitis Slams Papandreou Over Crisis

The man who led Greece into the Eurozone has attacked former prime minister George Papandreou’s handling of the debt crisis, adding to infighting threatening the PASOK Socialist Party’s position in the ruling coalition. Costas Simitis, who was prime minister from...

Costas Simitis Urges Coalition Government

Former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis said New Democracy, Pasok and Democratic Left are obligated to form a stable and effective coalition government, Skai TV reported, without saying where it got the information. Simitis, the former head of the socialist...

Small Blast Near Former PM's Office

A small, homemade bomb exploded Tuesday outside the office of former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis, causing a fire in the building, police said. No one was hurt. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred on the...

Activists Slam Former PM Costas Simitis In Berlin

The German Green Party held a lecture on the Greek crisis at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Germany on Monday, which was attended by former PM and leader of the PASOK party Costas Simitis, who stated that the Memorandum...

Former Greek PM Simitis Says “Greece Did Not Cheat”

In an article published in French “Le Monde” daily on November 16 issue, former Greek PM Costas Simitis supports that Greece did not enter the EMU by presenting falsified economic data as claimed by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy...