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#Antonis Samaras

# antonis-samaras - Monday 6 July, 2015

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.

# antonis-samaras - Sunday 29 June, 2014

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Greece players ask for their World Cup bonuses to be put towards training complex

Admirable gesture from the players who are preparing for a round of 16 tie against Costa Rica.

# antonis-samaras - Friday 7 March, 2014

Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’

Meanwhile, delegates at the European People’s Party congress have selected former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker as their nominee for the European Commission presidency.

# antonis-samaras - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Greek lawmakers gear up for crucial austerity vote

Under proposed reforms, thousands of civil servants in Greece will have eight months to find new posts or accept those offered to them. Otherwise, they would lose their job.

# antonis-samaras - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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This is the moment the Greek version of RTÉ went off-air

The Greek government has shut down state broadcaster ERT’s TV and radio stations, with the loss of nearly 3,000 jobs, in order to save money.

# antonis-samaras - Thursday 23 May, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are the nine things to know before you start your Thursday.

Kenny to discuss economic recovery with Greek Prime Minister

The short trip comes a day after the Taoiseach’s comments on Ireland not giving special tax deals.

# antonis-samaras - Monday 14 January, 2013

Shots fired at Greek ruling party headquarters

One bullet smashed through the window of the office of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

# antonis-samaras - Monday 5 November, 2012

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package

Parliament will spend the entire week debating the 2013 Budget, which will introduce another €13.5 billion in budget cuts.

# antonis-samaras - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands

Left-leaning partners in the coalition are rejecting Troika demands to make it easier to sack workers.

# antonis-samaras - Friday 21 September, 2012

Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience

Mario Monti will greet the Taoiseach after meeting with another bailed-out premier, Greek leader Antonis Samaras.

# antonis-samaras - Saturday 25 August, 2012

France and Germany will wait for Troika report before decision on Greece

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras wants an extension to Greece’s bailout but he’s going to have to wait for any decision.

# antonis-samaras - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Merkel, Hollande meet to discuss Greek bailout

The German and French leaders will discuss the possibility of extending the time limit on the Greek bailout before meetings with Greece’s prime minister tomorrow and Saturday.

# antonis-samaras - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Greek PM suggests further budget cuts ahead of German talks

However, Antonis Samaras has ruled out Greece getting more funding from creditors.

# antonis-samaras - Monday 20 August, 2012

European leaders begin week of crucial meetings on Greece's future

The week began today with a meeting of Greece and Germany’s foreign ministers, which ended with stern words from Germany.

Greek exit from eurozone would be 'manageable' says top ECB official

The comments from Joerg Asmussen come at the beginning of another crucial week for the single currency and troubled Greece.

# antonis-samaras - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Greece seeks austerity plan extension

The Greek Prime Minister will suggest spending cuts be spread over four years instead of two in his talks with German and French leaders next week.

# antonis-samaras - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Greek leaders agree on €11.5 billion of new cuts

Antonis Samaras has convinced his junior coalition partners to drop their objections to further austerity measures.

# antonis-samaras - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Bill Clinton is cheating on us...with Greece

Well, he isn’t known for his fidelity.

# antonis-samaras - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Greece pushing bid to renegotiate bailout terms

Antonis Samaras is hoping to renegotiate the country’s second bailout…

# antonis-samaras - Monday 25 June, 2012

Five days after he was appointed, Greek finance minister resigns

Vassilis Rapanos was hospitalised last week after reportedly fainting the day after he was appointed to the finance ministry.

Greece hirings "breached EU/IMF loan rules"

A new report suggests that Greece breached the EU/IMF loan agreement rules. Meanwhile, the country’s new prime minister is recovering from eye surgery.

# antonis-samaras - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Greek coalition seeks negotiation on range of austerity measures

The measures were agreed under the country’s international bailout arrangement.

# antonis-samaras - Friday 22 June, 2012

Incoming Greek finance minister hospitalised after 'fainting'

Vassilis Rapanos was reportedly hospitalised with strong stomach pains, vertigo, nausea, sweating and fatigue earlier today.

# antonis-samaras - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

New Democracy leader to be sworn in as Greek PM

Greek politicians have reportedly reached an agreement on forming a coalition government.

# antonis-samaras - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Early exit polls in Greece show top two parties in tie

Greece could be set for more coalition talks as second election looks set to bring another stalemate.

Everything you need to know about today’s crucial election in Greece

Who’s running? What do they believe? And what happens if the new government rejects the bailout?

Greek election: Polls open as eurozone’s future hangs in balance

The first results will emerge at 5pm tonight, with EU leaders and financial markets watching nervously.

# antonis-samaras - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Pro-bailout party retains narrow lead in Greek opinion polls

New Democracy is likely to get 23.4 per cent of the vote next month, with the anti-bailout Syriza on 22.1 per cent.

# antonis-samaras - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Last-ditch Greek talks fail to form unity government

Meetings between the country’s president and its three main party leaders fail to end the political stalemate in Greece.

# antonis-samaras - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Explainer: New elections? Euro exit? Just what is going on in Greece?

Political turmoil, soaring unemployment, falling markets, rubbish credit ratings. It’s all going off in Greece at the minute and not in a good way. But what’s going to happen next?

# antonis-samaras - Friday 11 May, 2012

Update: Greek Radical Left head says he will not join coalition government.

It now looks increasingly likely that Greece will face a second general election…

Radical Left coalition to meet Socialists in last bid to form Greek government

If Alexis Tsipras and Evangelos Venizelos can’t agree a common platform, a second election will be almost certain.

# antonis-samaras - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Greece faces second General Election as coalition hopes fade

As angry voters divided the spoils between a number of parties with hugely different ideologies, forming a government has proved impossible.

# antonis-samaras - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Radical Left coalition to begin attempts at forming Greek coalition

Alexis Tsipras will try to form a government after the largest party, New Democracy, said it would not be able to govern.

# antonis-samaras - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Some eurozone countries 'dont want us any more' - Greek finance minister

Meanwhile, Athens has agreed €325m more in spending cuts as it pushes for a deal on that second bailout.

# antonis-samaras - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Greek leaders head to Brussels empty-handed

If Greece doesn’t secure a bailout loan by 15 February it may not have the money to pay a €14.5 billion bond on 20 March.

# antonis-samaras - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Leaders still struggling to find a deal for Greece as 15,000 jobs cut from civil service

The three coalition parties continue talks today after missing yet another deadline yesterday.

# antonis-samaras - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Papandreou remains tight-lipped about appointment of new Greek PM

George Papandreou tells the public that Greece will “do whatever is required” to remain in the Euro, but won’t name a new premier.

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