Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatisation of Greece`s biggest port on Tuesday, signalling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets.
Greece`s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras distanced himself Tuesday from a threat by EU leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine, saying Athens was not consulted about the warning.
Greece`s new anti-bailout radical left Syriza-led coalition government line-up was unveiled Tuesday following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras` agreement with the right wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) party to co-rule the debt-laden country after Sunday`s national elections.
EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned Monday that Greece cannot expect any reduction of its huge debt commitments after the far-left, anti-austerity Syriza party won a stunning election victory.
Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated the leader of Greece`s radical left-wing party Syriza on its decisive election victory, saying Russia will be able to work with the new government.
The leader of Spain's anti-austerity party on Sunday hailed a clear election victory by its Greek radical left-wing ally Syriza, saying it would free Greece from austerity politics which he said were dictated by Germany.
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.
Anti-austerity party Syriza won a historic victory in Greece`s election Sunday, partial results showed, setting up a confrontation with the EU over its plans to renegotiate the country`s massive bailout.