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WSJ: a glorifying win-win portrait for Greek PM Antonis Samaras

There are moments in my life when the only comment that comes in my mind is “whatever…”. That’s what I also thought when I read this article at Wall Street Journal. Researcher and historian Stan Draenos glorifyies Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras with striking argumentation like “determination,  effective governance and …

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Assailants fired shots with AK47 at Nea Dimocratia HQ – Bullet in Samaras’ office

Unknown assailants fired shots with a Kalashnikov rifle at the headquarters of government party Nea Dimocratia. The assault was so bold that even “a bullet was found in the office of  ND leader and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras”, so the police and the media. The attack took place at 3 …

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Greek PM Samaras “Initiates” 6-Day Week: “There Are No Saturdays”

I can’t resist the temptation. Especially as the office of the Prime Minister felt the need to issue a press release on Antonis Samaras statement and his party, Nea Dimokratia, uploaded the relevant video on YouTube. Both gave an utmost importance of this statement. Video: outside Samaras’ office embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt Reporter: “Saturday …

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Greek PM Samaras: All We Want is Breathing Space – Euro Exit A Nightmare

Just hours before the crusial meetings with Euro Group head Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras sent his message to the world of Greece’s lenders: We need a little breathing space to revive Greece’s economy,  the drachma would be a catastrophe, Samaras told …

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UPD: PM Samaras Hospitalized with Retinal Detachment

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, 61, was urged to Attikon-hospital at Friday noon, where doctors diagnosed the beginning of retinal detachment. Greek media and a press release by the PM office say, Samaras will undergo surgery tomorrow, Saturday. According to some media, the detachment may have occurred due to overwork or excessive …

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Antonis Samaras was Sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece

Antonis Samaras, leader of conservative Nea Dimocratia, was sworn-in as the 13th Prime Minister of Greece after the fall of military dictatorship in 1974. The ceremony took place at the Presidential Mansion with Archbishop of Athens and whole Greece Hieronymus blessing the new Greek PM. “With God’s help will will …

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Samaras Reveals Ambitious Economic Programme of Nea Dimocratia

Greece’s conservative party leader, Antonis Samaras (Nea Dimocratia) revealed the party’s economic programme 17 days ahead the June 17 elections. “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” Samaras said during his programme presentation on Thursday afternoon in Athens. Jobs, no new taxes, no new horizontal cuts, cancel emergency taxes or scale them back  are …

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Greece Elections: Conservative Samaras Unveils Economy Plan

“Our target is to change everything” conservative Nea Democratia leader Antonis Samaras told ND supporters and potential voters in Athens. Structural reforms, privatization programmes, tax evasion, a more simple and fair taxation system, ‘economic amnesty’ so that money return returns to the country and the banks, securing low pensions are some …

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Samaras Sends Letter with Signature to Greece’s Lenders

Greek provisional coalition government partner, Antonis Samaras, the leader of conservative New Democracy, had to bow to the blackmailing of Eurogroup Juncker and Germany’s Merkel “Sign or No 6th aid tranche”. Samaras had to sit down and write a letter of commitment to the October 26th loan agreement. At the end of …

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Greece’s New Gov’t: Hey, Captains? They said WOT?

When I woke up this morning I was feeling fine. Fine? On the fifth day of fierce negotiations, scenarios, rumors and turnarounds, nothing had changed in Greece. George Papandreou isstill the prime minister – at least typically. Now a new PM name makes the round: Vassilis Skouris, President of the Court …

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Greece: At the next tone, the Prime Minister will be…

10:35 pm Nothing new. Live blogging is over… unless there would be some breakingthrough, of course.   07:45 pm Nothing new comes out – KTG is taking a shot/medium’long break, unless extraordinary developments happen….   07:15 pm Nothing new from the Greek front -[ Why do I have the feeling Samaras …

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Greece: PM’s Name & New Gov’t to be Announced Tuesday, Nov 8

10:30 pm “There has been a positive approach on the new PM’s name” Papandreou-Samaras said in a jointed statement issued late on Monday night. Greek media report that the Cabinet will meet on Tuesday at 12 o’ clock noon. Reporters interpret this as that the Papandreou government will officially resign …

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UPD: New Greek “Salvation Government” Without Papandreou

The era of George Papandreou is over.  On Monday, PASOK and Nea Dimokratia will meet to agree on the person who will lead the new Greek government. On Tuesday the new government come into power. Papandreou bowed to Samaras demand to resign. Immediately after the meeting between George Papandreou and …

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