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Greek Council on Foreign Policy to Meet

The Greek National Council on Foreign Policy, chaired by Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Evangelos Venizelos, will be meeting today to discuss foreign policy issues that will be introduced at the Council of the European Union. The National Council advises the Greek...

Samaras and Venizelos Say "No" to Horizontal Measures

During their meeting, the Greek Prime Minister, Samaras and the vice-president of the government, Venizelos, resulted in a programmatic agreement. The text, among others, states that the stability of the government and the completion of four years in office are...

A Night of Chaos in Greece

Athens and other cities around Greece erupted in violence the night of Sept. 18 in protests over the murder earlier in the day of a 34-year-old anti-fascist hip-hop artist who police said was stabbed to death by a member...

Russian Council Leader Visits Athens

Russia’s Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko is scheduled to visit Athens on Sept. 16 to meet a number of political and business leaders, including Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Meetings are also set with the President of Parliament Evangelos...

Samaras Eyes Another Bailout

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who said the country will on the road to recovery and maybe even return to international markets by the end of 2014, said he nonetheless may need to ask for additional aid from international...

Samaras Tells TIF: No More Austerity

With thousands of police trying to keep thousands of protesters away, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sept. 7, in a speech at the opening of the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), promised there would never ever again be any...

Greek Medalists Lose Public Jobs

According to Greek media reports, known Greek athletes who were appointed in the public sector due to their success in sports, such as Olympic medalists, are to be suspended as well provided that the joint ministerial decree does not...

PASOK, ND Spat Rattles Coalition

Greece's already-uneasy coalition government of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative leader, and his reluctant partner, PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos took another shot when PASOK leaders - including Venizelos - criticized former ND leader and premier...

New Democracy Leads SYRIZA By 0.1%

The ruling party New Democracy Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras continue to hold a paper-thin lead over the major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) a 0.1 percent margin that is negligible given the margin of...

Another 8,099 Workers On Firing List

The Greek government has raised the number of public workers by 8,099 on a so-called mobility list of those who will see already-reduced pay cut to 75 percent for up to eight months and then fired if another job...