ANTONIS SAMARAS

  • Greece narrowly passes crucial austerity bill November 8, 2012

    Athens: Greece's Parliament passed a crucial austerity bill early on Thursday in a vote so close that it left the coalition government reeling from dissent. The bill, which will further slash pensions and salaries, passed 153128 in the 300member Parliament. It came hours after rioters rampaged outside Parliament during an...
  • Country now in 'great depression': Greek PM July 23, 2012

    Athens: Greece is in a "Great Depression" similar to the American one in the 1930s, the country's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told former US President Bill Clinton on Sunday. Samaras was speaking two days before a team of Greece's international lenders arrive in Athens to push for further cuts needed for...
  • Greek leaders to pick PM of new government November 7, 2011

    Athens: The leaders of Greece's two biggest parties are due to resume talks on Monday to agree on who should be the country's new prime minister, after reaching a historic powersharing deal to push through a massive financial rescue deal and prevent imminent bankruptcy. Europe's markets and government, however, remained cautious...