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President Papoulias to SYRIZA Leader: Greece Needs Consensus of Political Forces

President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias received main opposition SYRIZA President Alexis Tsipras earlier today, in the first of a series of scheduled meetings with political leaders. During the meeting, the President asked Mr. Tsipras for a "minimum...

PM Samaras to President Papoulias: No Early Elections

Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, was received by President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, only a few hours after he received main opposition SYRIZA President, Alexis Tsipras, at the second of a series of scheduled meetings to be held...

Dendias to Replace Avramopoulos in Ministry of National Defense

Nikos Dendias is going to be the new National Defense Minister, replacing Dimitris Avramopoulos who will assume his duties at the European Commission this coming Monday, November 3. Mr. Dendias was previously appointed to the Ministry of Growth, and...

Hardouvelis – Schaeuble: We Should Find a Common Solution for Greece's Next Day

An hour-long meeting was held earlier today between Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis and his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble, on the sidelines of the OECD World Forum held in Berlin. The two Ministers, amongst other, focused on the upcoming review...

Greek PM Meets with Austrian President in Athens

Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer met with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras earlier today. The meeting lasted roughly one hour and covered a range of issues. According to government sources, Samaras and Fischer discussed in good climate, mainly about economic issues, with...

The Reasons that Led Greek PM Samaras to Call for Vote of Confidence

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras plans to request a vote of confidence on Monday, prompting a three-day debate which is likely to commence on Wednesday. The Prime Minister's decision – supported by government Vice President Evangelos Venizelos – was announced...

Judges Demand Their Wage Cuts Back Before The End Of 2014

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras received a letter yesterday from five judges' unions. In it, the justices have demanded their wage cuts – amounting to some 100 million euros – to be paid back before the end of 2014. The government's 2012 decision...

Greek Prime Minister: Tourism "Champion of Economy"

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras sent out a message of optimism on Wednesday evening while addressing the general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE). "Our wager is to perform miracles and we can win it only if we...

Swedish Gambling Company Places Bets on Next Greek PM

Greek citizens voted last Sunday and now gamblers are betting on who will be the country's next Prime Minister. A Swedish bet company claims that the most possible Greek PM is the President of the Supreme Court Rena Asimakopoulou. The Swedish give...

Prime Minister Papandreou on Facebook and Twitter

The Prime Minister got involved with social media. He created his own Facebook page. Many people agreed with his choice and ''Like''d his page while other remain skeptical towards his action. He created a page on Twitter as well, and does...