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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...

Stournaras Wants Troika to Cut Greek Debt

While many analysts contend that Greece won't turn the corner for years, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaeas, the country's champion cheerleader, said Athens will press its international lenders for debt relief beginning in November if a primary surplus can be...

Troika Wants Greek Homes Repossessed

Greece's international lenders are pressuring the coalition government led by Prime Minister and New Democracy Conservative leader Antonis Samaras again to lift a ban prohibiting banks from confiscating homes worth more than 200,000 euros ($260,000) of Greeks who can't...

Tsipras Wants Regime Change in Greece

Sticking to his mantra of blaming the coalition government of Prime Minister and New Democracy Conservative leader Antonis Samaras, who has the support of PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, the head of the major opposition Coalition of the Radical...

Crete Dances Pentozali on Aug. 7

The cultural non-profit organization Planet Crete has once again the ambition to unite the Greek island of Crete, creating a human chain dancing the traditional dance Pentozalis from Chania to Sitia. The event under the title Crete Dances Pentozali from...

Samaras Moves Toward Total Control

With the Greek Parliament in summer session, and only 100 of 300 members needed to be present, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has quietly sent the body  a bill that would allow public sector reform to be imposed by presidential...

Greece Admits Shielding VIP Tax Cheats

Greece's Finance Ministry has admitted what everybody in Greece already knew: the government has been playing favorites with VIP's and allowing them to dodge taxes, with inspectors checking with supervisors before deciding how to handle the case of people...

The Lagarde List's Hidden "Housewives"

The investigation into the so-called Lagarde List of 2,062 Greeks with $1.95 billion in the Geneva, Switzerland branch of HSBC has reportedly found that at least 20 top government officials are hiding assets of as much as 3 million...

Samaras Tells Ministers To Get Cracking

With Greece's international lenders looking over his shoulder and pressing him to meet fiscal targets or face a cutoff in funding, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told key cabinet members in the two-party coalition to speed up structural reforms in...