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Greek Officials Hope Positive Obama Statement Will Influence Eurogroup Meeting in December

On Friday government spokesperson, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told the media at a briefing that he hopes many positive repercussions will stem from US President Obama's visit to Athens next week. Tzanakopoulos went on to express his hopes that President Obama's visit...

Turkey Provokes With Military Exercises Surrounding Kastellorizo During Obama's Visit

Turkey has announced naval exercises in twelve regions, including Kastellorizo-Strongyli, the easternmost Greek island of the Aegean. The Navigational telex, NAVTEX 717/16, was issued by Ankara early on Friday. The site liberal.gr states that the message was for naval...

Samaras, Papoulias Discuss Syria Hit

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met on Aug. 27 with President Karolos Papoulias at the Presidential Mansion in central Athens to discuss Greece's possible role in a US-led military intervention in Syria. The International Business Times reported that Samaras...

Samaras Heading For U.S. Again

Glowing after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House on Aug. 8 and meeting with Diaspora leaders in New York as part of a visit to the United States, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is getting ready...

Samaras Readies September Strategy

Coasting on a boost from his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. during Congress' summer recess when there were few official visits going on, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras returns to political reality in preparation for...

Greek Jobless Rate Hits 27.6%

With Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras touting a "success story" for his government, and as he was about to meet U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House on Aug. 8, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) reported unemployment has...

U.S. Treasury Chief Lew Backs Greece

Meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens on July 21, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew gave America's support for the crushing austerity measures that have impoverished the lives of many but which political leaders said are necessary...

Greek Business Needs 20B Euro Shot

With Prime Minister Antonis Samaras touting Greece as a burgeoning "success story," and a recovery from a crushing economic crisis, a study for an investment fund has found the country needs a  20-billion euro ($26.27 billion) liquidity injection to...

Samaras to Meet Obama in August

Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, is going to have a meeting with U.S. President, Barack Obama, on August 8 in Washington, as announced by the Prime Minister's press office. According to media reports, in his statement he also noted that,...

In Greece, Justice Really Is Blind

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras must awake each morning and say it really is good to be king. The King, after all, not only is above the law, he sets the law, and in the plutocratic oligarchy that is...