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Juncker "Fought Like Lion" to Keep Greece in Euro

During his visit to Athens on Monday Jean-Claude Juncker, incoming President of the European Commission, met with Greek PM Samaras to discuss the current economic situation of the country. EU President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker says he "fought like a lion" to...

Juncker is New EU Leader Despite British Wishes

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday picked former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to become the bloc's new chief executive despite Britain's outspoken opposition, further alienating the U.K. from its continental partners. With the move, the EU leaders...

Samaras: Europe Must Invest in its Human Capital

With Greece holding the symbolic rotating European Union Presidency until June 30, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, speaking in Brussels, said that fighting unemployment and investing in the bloc's human capital is a priority, although neither he nor his colleagues...

Nigel Farage Lashes Out Against Greek Prime Minister (Video)

Greece’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, attended the European Parliament on Wednesday, January 15, in order to present and describe the priorities of the Greek EU presidency. However, what he received was an outburst and criticism from British MEP Nigel...

Globe and Mail: Crisis in Europe Continues

"Debt crisis is over but serious issues persist" is the title of Globe and Mail Correspondent Eric Reguly's article, published on the occasion of the Greek EU Presidency that began January 1, 2014. The article pointed out that the economic...

Under Troika Shadow, Greece Takes EU Presidency

As Greece formally took over the symbolic European Union Presidency for six months on Jan. 8 with a ceremony including invited European officials, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said he would conclude negotiations with the country's international lenders during the...

Brussels: Meeting Samaras – Barroso

According to the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the Greek European Union presidency would be one of “opportunities, not a presidency of crisis.” The priorities of the Greek presidency are job creation, monetary union, the fight against illegal immigration...

Samaras in Paris for Youth Employment Meeting

Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras is travelling to Paris today, in order to participate in the second European summit that will take place in the capital of France. The subject that will be discussed in the summit, is the...

Barroso Says Greece Making Progress, Must Stick to Bailout

Economic recovery is on the cards in Greece, according to European commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, but short-tern economic recovery will continue to be difficultfor the Greek people. He was speaking in Brussels on 17 September, following a meeting with...

Barroso Sees Light at the End of the Tunnel

Early in the afternoon of Sept 17, the Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras held a meeting with the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso as part of the series of contacts he is making in Brussels,...