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Greek Statistics Chief: "I’m Being Prosecuted for Not Cooking the Books”

ATHENS – Greek Statistics Chief Andreas Georgiou, an American-trained economist and former chief of numbers for the International Monetary Fund brought in last year to restore accuracy to the country’s reporting systems, says a pending probe against him on...

Papandreou Defends Respect for Commitments

Ahead of the Euro Group meeting and the likely concession of the 6th 8-billion euro aid tranche to Greece, former socialist Premier George Papandreou sent two letters last night regarding the conditions that come with the loan. The first letter...

Papademos Pushes for Broader Parliamentary Support

ATHENS – Interim Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, in a bid to keep together a fractious coalition and get other splinter parties to support a second bailout from international lenders and more austerity measures, said he will meet with Members...

Smaller Coalition Partner Backs Reforms

The leader of the Greek far-right nationalist party Laos said on Saturday he will support newly appointed Prime Minister Lucas Papademos until the government's work is completed. "It is implied that Laos will support Papdemos's government until it completes its...

Phone Call Between Greek PM Papademos and Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received a phone call from his Greek counterpart, Lucas Papademos. The two PMs agreed on the continutity of the cooperation between Turkey and Greece.

Papandreou: Europe Needs Investment To Avoid Recession

Europe must invest to avoid recession becoming the next stage of the sovereign debt crisis, former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said Friday. "We socialists know we must be fiscally responsible," Papandreou told the convention of the Party of European...

Elections Likely to Be Postponed

One of the three "inalienable" conditions imposed by the New Democracy leader, Antonis Samaras, to support a national salvation government in Greece, was the date of early elections, which he had helped to ensure would be scheduled for February...

Papademos Confident after Samaras Letter

The Greek Prime Minister, Lucas Papademos, has today praised the letter sent by the New Democracy leader, Antonis Samaras, to the President of the European Commission, José Barroso, the Eurogroup President, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the director general of the...