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 153-128 in the 300-member 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 power-sharing deal to push through a massive financial rescue deal and prevent imminent bankruptcy. Europe's markets and government, however, remained cautious...