Antonis Samaras

Greek parliament votes to re-open public televsion

Greece`s parliament voted on Tuesday to re-open the country`s public broadcaster ERT, which was shut down two years ago by the previous government to reduce debts.

Apr 29, 2015, 07:56 AM IST
PM Samaras concedes defeat, says Greeks `have spoken`

PM Samaras concedes defeat, says Greeks `have spoken`

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sunday said the nation "had spoken" in handing victory to the anti-austerity Syriza party, and said he hoped the new government would not endanger the country`s EU and euro membership.

Jan 26, 2015, 02:49 AM IST

Greece votes with Europe austerity on the line

Greece voted Sunday in a crucial general election that could bring the radical Syriza party to power and present the strongest challenge yet to austerity policies for struggling European Union nations.

Jan 25, 2015, 17:58 PM IST

Greeks lampoon PM`s debut election advert

 Prime Minister Antonis Samaras` debut TV advert for this month`s snap elections has been lampooned in Greece, with critics savaging his administration`s tax hikes and hostility to migrants.

Jan 13, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

Greece dissolves Parliament for January ballot

 Greece`s parliament was dissolved Wednesday ahead of an early election warily watched by markets and international creditors concerned that the austerity-weary country could begin to undo fiscal reforms.

Dec 31, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

Premier says Greek future in Europe hangs on election result

Greece`s prime minister warned Tuesday the financially-stricken nation may be forced out of the eurozone if January`s parliamentary election hands hard-left party Syriza power to reverse years of austerity measures.

Dec 31, 2014, 10:08 AM IST

Euro zone rattled as Greece braces for elections

European markets reflected uncertainty about Greece`s future in the euro zone under a possible Syriza government.

Dec 29, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

Greece faces crucial vote that could trigger election

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras faces a vote in parliament on Monday that will decide whether the country goes to snap elections that could bring the leftwing Syriza party to power and derail an international bailout.

Dec 29, 2014, 10:15 AM IST

Greek MPs hold crunch presidential vote to avert snap polls

Lawmakers in debt-laden Greece will on Monday try for a third and final time to elect a new president and avoid a snap general election that could undermine the country`s international bailout.

Dec 28, 2014, 09:02 AM IST

Greek don`t want new adventure, PM warns ahead of vote

The Greek public doesn`t want a new adventure, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras warned Saturday as he sought to stave off a snap election by urging lawmakers to choose a new president in a third and final round of voting.

Dec 27, 2014, 23:23 PM IST

Germany warns Greece over reforms as radical left rises

Germany`s finance minister warned Greece that any new government must respect commitments made by its predecessor, as the country moved closer to early elections that EU officials fear would be won

Dec 27, 2014, 06:25 AM IST

Greece to hold first round of presidential vote on December 17

Greece on Monday said it would bring forward the first round of the presidential vote by several months to December 17 after getting a two-month extension from the eurogroup to its bailout programme.

Dec 09, 2014, 01:24 AM IST

Greece protests Elgin Marbles sculpture loan to Russia

Greece on Friday blasted as "provocative" an unprecedented decision by the British Museum to loan one of the Elgin Marbles -- Greek sculptures also known as the Parthenon Marbles that Athens has long demanded back -- to a top Russian museum.

Dec 05, 2014, 20:51 PM IST

Greek economy to grow in third quarter: PM

Greece will return to growth in the next quarter after six years of crippling recession, its prime minister announced on Saturday.

Sep 06, 2014, 20:08 PM IST

Football World Cup: Greek players turn down bonus

Greece`s World Cup players have turned down their World Cup bonus and called for the money to be used to build a national training centre in the cash-strapped country, reports said Monday.

Jun 30, 2014, 22:16 PM IST

Greece confident about exit from debt crisis

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras Sunday voiced confidence about the country`s exit from a painful four-year debt crisis, as the first round of local elections got underway.

May 18, 2014, 18:35 PM IST

Greek PM aide quits after casting doubt on neo-Nazi probe

A close aide of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras resigned Wednesday following a secretly taped discussion puportedly showing him casting doubt on an ongoing probe into neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.

Apr 03, 2014, 04:31 AM IST

Greece will require no further aid after bailout exit: PM

Greece will exit its EU-IMF bailout agreement as scheduled in 2014 and will require no further loans, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Monday.

Dec 30, 2013, 23:08 PM IST

Greece PM slams killing of anti-fascist activist

The killing of an anti-fascist activist by a man owing allegiance to the far-right Golden Dawn party has created a huge furore in Greece.

Sep 19, 2013, 19:03 PM IST

Obama pledges support to Greek economic reform

US President Barack Obama pledged continued support for economic reform in debt-ridden Greece.

Aug 09, 2013, 11:45 AM IST