Panayiotis Baltakos

Venizelos Rules Out Snap Election

With polls showing the ruling parties trailing ahead of next month's elections for the European Parliament and Greek municipalities, socialist PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos has, unsurprisingly, snuffed out rumours of a snap general election. “There is no such issue,” Venizelos said...

Venizelos: What Happened with Baltakos is Extreme and Unthinkable

Earlier on Sunday, PASOK leader and Greece ’s Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos, held a press conference at a centrally located hotel in Athens on the priorities of his party and the ongoing domestic political developments for the upcoming...

Samaras: 'I won’t allow a criminal organization to govern political life'

Earlier on Friday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras held a meeting with PASOK leader and Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos on the latest political developments and the recent disclosure of the video showing the former aide to Samaras in...

Prosecutor Probes Baltakos Affair Video, Samaras Plans Strategy

An Athens prosecutor is set to investigate a secret videotape in which a former top aide to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is heard telling the spokesman for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that the government trumped up charges against...

Ex-Cabinet Secretary Baltakos Says More Videos Could Emerge

A day after being forced to resign over a video showing him engaging in not-so-favorable talks with Golden Dawn second-in-command Ilias Kasidiaris, former cabinet secretary of the government Panayiotis Baltakos revealed in an interview on Thursday, that more damaging...

Tsipras Wants Ministers Out Over Baltakos Affair

Greece 's major opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras said Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias and Justice Minister Charalambos Athanasiou should be ousted after a top aide to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras allegedly charged in a secret...

Anti-Racism Bill Splits Greek Government

An anti-racism bill aimed at the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party by imposing tougher penalties for assaults has caused a rift in the coalition government led by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative party leader, and his partners,...