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# Antonis Samaras

All time
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.
# Goodfellas
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.
# EPP Congress
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.
# Greece
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.
# shut down
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.
# Taoiseach
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.
# Greece
Shots fired at Greek ruling party headquarters
One bullet smashed through the window of the office of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
# Greece
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.
# Greece
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.
# Rome
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.
# Greece
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.
# Euro
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.
# Greece
Greek PM suggests further budget cuts ahead of German talks
However, Antonis Samaras has ruled out Greece getting more funding from creditors.
# Crunchzeit
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.
# Greece
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.
# Greece
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.
# Greece
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.
# Investment
Bill Clinton is cheating on us...with Greece
Well, he isn’t known for his fidelity.
# Greece
Greece pushing bid to renegotiate bailout terms
Antonis Samaras is hoping to renegotiate the country’s second bailout…
# Greece
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
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.
# Greece
Greek coalition seeks negotiation on range of austerity measures
The measures were agreed under the country’s international bailout arrangement.
# Greece
Incoming Greek finance minister hospitalised after 'fainting'
Vassilis Rapanos was reportedly hospitalised with strong stomach pains, vertigo, nausea, sweating and fatigue earlier today.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
# Greece
New Democracy leader to be sworn in as Greek PM
Greek politicians have reportedly reached an agreement on forming a coalition government.
# Stalemate
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.
# Explainer
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?
# Greece
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.
# Greece
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.
# Greece
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.
# acropolis how
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?
# Greece
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…
# Greece
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.
# Greece
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.
# Greece
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.
# Greece
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.
# Eurozone
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.
# Austerity
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.
# Greece
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.