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Samaras Says No Shake-Up, No Venizelos

PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos’ new hopes of having his party members – including him - join the coalition government headed by Prime Minister and New Democracy Conservative leader Antonis Samaras were dashed when a government spokesman denied reports...

Worried Samaras Mulls Cabinet Shake-Up

Concerned that his ministers are reacting too slowly to implement reforms demanded by international lenders, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is reportedly considering replacing some of them, the newspaper Kathimerini reported. With tax revenues falling far short of expectations despite...

Kouvelis Tells Venizelos: No Merger

Saying it was a publicity stunt, Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis rejected PASOK Socialist chief Evangelos Venizelos’ offer for the two parties to have a closer co-operation and consider merging. They are partners in Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ government although...

Troika Wants Greek Workers Fired Now

Frustrated with three years of delays and foot-dragging, and as record unemployment has hit the private sector, Greece’s international lenders are making a new push to force the government to start laying off thousands of needless public workers. The Troika...

Greece Denies Terror Suspects Beaten

Greece’s Public Minister Nikos Dendias has disputed charges that four bank robbery and terrorism suspects were beaten in police custody, insisting their injuries were suffered during their arrests, but he admitted photos of them were doctored to remove signs...

Greek Police Arrest 100 Squatter Protesters

Some 100 people that police said were protesting the removal of squatters from a dilapidated building in downtown Athens were arrested by police, leading to another protest at the offices of the Democratic Left (DIMAR) party where demonstrators also...

Angry Protesters Occupy DIMAR Office

A group of about 50 protesters occupied the offices of the Democratic Left, (DIMAR) one of the Greek goverment's coalition partners, in downtown Athens on Jan. 9 before police intervened and removed them. The tiny party is under fire in...

Democratic Left Boots Two MP's

With PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos under challenge, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is losing support from his other coalition partner, the Democratic Left, after two of its members were ejected for saying they want an investigation of Venizelos...