New Democracy

As PASOK Fades, Venizelos Backs Austerity

With his party falling toward oblivion, PASOK Socialist leader is continuing to defend his support of austerity measures but, in an interview with Sunday’s Kathimerini, refused to say whether he would change his mind and allow some of his...

Poll Shows Golden Dawn Rising, PASOK Vanishing

The three parties in Greece’s uneasy coalition government are paying a high price for their unremitting support of more austerity measures, with polls showing the ruling New Democracy Conservatives have fallen behind the major opposition Coalition of the Radical...

Greece-Troika Budget Stalemate Continues

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will go to a European Union meeting on Oct. 18 empty-handed after his coalition partners refused to go along with changes to labor rules as part of a $17.45 billion spending cut and tax...

Kouvelis, Venizelos Reject Troika Demands

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ uneasy coalition government has started to come apart over demands by international lenders for even deeper austerity measures as his partners, the PASOK Socialists of Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left of Fotis Kouvelis, said...

PASOK Rebels Want Party to Quit Coalition

Seeing the party’s popularity plummet from 44 percent in 2009, when it won the Prime Minister’s office, to barely 10 percent now, dissenters within PASOK want the Socialist party to break away from the uneasy coalition government led by...

Don't Look to Tsipras for Greece's Salvation

Given the complete, total, abject, utter 40-year-long failure of the New Democracy Uber-Capitalists and PASOK Anti-Socialists who have put anyone with a pulse - and some without - on public payrolls in return for votes, drowning the country in...

Samaras Lets Golden Dawn Do His Dirty Work

After Greece’s stalemated elections in May where he suffered an ignominious showing, New Democracy Capitalist leader Antonis Samaras made a hard turn to the right when he saw that the deranged neo-Nazis of Golden Dawn were usurping his conservative...

Weary of Austerity, More Greeks Oppose Bailouts

Furious over repeated rounds of pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions that government leaders keep saying are necessary to keep international aid coming and prevent the country from being pushed out of the Eurozone, more Greeks are now...

Samaras Says Merkel Visit a Triumph

Ignoring protests by 50,000 people against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet him in Athens on Oct. 9, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said it was proof Greece is being welcomed back into the international arena and...

In Athens, Merkel Sees Progress, But Protesters Don't

While protests raged a few blocks from where she was having quiet talks with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras that she said showed progress in his attempt to impose more austerity measures to help right the economy, German Chancellor Angela...