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Papandreou, Loverdos Spar Over Bailout Claims

A former minister in then Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's Cabinet in 2010 said he and two other colleagues were opposed to the bailout the Premier sought from the International Monetary Fund, an assertion that Papandreou said was untrue. Andreas...

Greeks Including Venizelos Reject Idea of EU Budget Czar for Greece

ATHENS – Starting with Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, whose position effectively would become moot, Greek officials said they will not go along with a proposal by Germany for the European Union to appoint a budget commissioner to oversee Greece’s...

PASOK Loses Support as Papandreou Clings to Power

ATHENS – As former Prime Minister George Papandreou’s PASOK Socialists have fallen to new lows in surveys that show the party is in danger of being overtaken by the Democratic Left and even the Communists, he said he will...

End of an Era: Papandreou Set to Leave PASOK Stage

ATHENS – Like his father Andreas 30 years before him, George Papandreou was the Prime Minister of Greece until being hounded out of office on Nov. 11, 2011 following 18 months of protests, riots and strikes, after he imposed...

Papandreou Under Pressure to Quit as PASOK Leader

Almost a month after he resigned as Prime Minister, George Papandreou is clinging to power as the head of the embattled PASOK Socialists, but a growing number of lawmakers and former ministers[...]

Start of Most Difficult Week for Government

This week will be the most difficult one for the government of Papandreou with strikes and demonstrations across Greece. The so-called multi-bill will in fact be put to the vote in the Greek Parliament on Thursday, at the height...

Greek Student Occupations Keep High Schools Closed

ATHENS – The school year began Sept. 12, but continued sit-ins and occupations by students protesting the failure of the government to provide textbooks and a host of other grievances have shuttered some 580 high schools, idling teachers and...