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ND Head Mitsotakis Informs EU's Leaders of His Party's Platform on Refugees and the Economy

New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a series of meetings this week in Brussels with European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mitsotakis was in Brussels to attend the European People’s Party (EPP) meeting and used the occasion...

New Democracy Criticizes Govt for Negative Climate Toward Greece

Main opposition New Democracy accused the government on Friday of creating a very negative climate for Greece in Europe. "The truth that should worry the government is that the statements of top officials from the whole political range of the...

Greek 2014 Primary Surplus Revised Lower

Greece ’s primary budget surplus was revised downwards to 0.3 pct of GDP in 2014, from a budget target for a surplus of 1.5 pct of GDP, according to the government’s Economic Policy Program (EPP), a Greek finance ministry...

New Democracy Leader: Tsipras Should be Ashamed

"Mr. Tsipras should be ashamed," stated New Democracy leader and former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras referring to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' speech to SYRIZA's Central Committee on Saturday. "He accuses me for the European People's Party announcement, the context of which...

ND Leader Samaras Heads for Brussels to Attend EPP Summit

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras is due in Brussels on Wednesday to attend the European People's Party (EPP) summit on Thursday. He will meet with European leaders, members of the EPP, and according to sources, he...

German Politicians Congratulate Tsipras on SYRIZA Win

Congratulations to SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras came in on Sunday night from German politicians. Bodo Ramelow, Minister-President of Thuringia, expressed his congratulations, to which Tsipras responded that "this is not a victory just for SYRIZA, but a new start...

Greek Government Ready for Next Troika Talks

Greek government officials are ready to begin the next round of negotiations with the Troika of international lenders in Paris tomorrow. The Greek delegation, led by Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis, has three main points in its negotiation strategy. The key...

PM Samaras Meets Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met on Saturday in Brussels with the new president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the European Peoples' Party (EPP) Summit. According to government sources, Samaras and Juncker exchanged views on...

Greece: Troika Success Story or a Warning Against Too Much Austerity?

Much has happened since Greece approached its EU partners for help in dealing with the debt crisis engulfing the country in 2010. The needed loan came at the cost of having to cut social services, pensions and salaries in...

EPP Group Chairman Daul Condemns Fyssas’ Killing

EPP Group Chairman Joseph Daul strongly condemned on Sept. 19 the murder of Pavlos Fyssas in Keratsini, Piraeus, Greece by Giorgos Roupakias, a supporter of the neo-Nazi political party, Golden Dawn. “This kind of fanatical acts and violence have no...