09.10.2012 [Forbes] - German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras in Athens, sparking substantial protests and violent clashes with the police. Hours before, the International Monetary Fund had released a report in which it downgraded its
24.10.2012 [Businessweek] - Asian stocks fell for a fourth day after Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras faced opposition from coalition partners on austerity measures needed to win 31 billion euros ($40 billion) of international aid. Global funds sold $190 million more
17.10.2012 [Businessweek] - Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras faces a growing revolt from his coalition partners as representatives of the country's lenders press for more changes to the country's labor market as a condition for releasing further bailout funds. Evangelos
13.10.2012 [Businessweek] - Greece and its international inspectors are racing to find agreement on economic policies ahead of the Oct. 18 summit of European Union leaders, where Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras will seek more time to implement the budget cuts required to keep
(born 23 May 1951) is a Greek economist and politician who has been Prime Minister of Greece since 20 June 2012. He has been leader of New Democracy, Greece's major conservative party, since 2009. Previously, Samaras served as Minister of Finance in 1989, then as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1990 and again from 1990 to 1992. Later, he was Minister of Culture in 2009.
24.10.2012 [Reuters] - AntonisSamaras, the Greek prime minister, held a fresh round of talks on Tuesday in an attempt to convince his coalition partners to accept the last details of an austerity package. The Telegraph. BBC HAS LOST PUBLIC TRUST OVER SAVILE: MINISTER
24.10.2012 [The Guardian] - Greece's Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras answers questions after his keynote address as part of the International. Greece's prime ministerAntonisSamaras failed to reach agreement with his coalition partners over €13.5bn of austerity measures last night.
24.10.2012 [Kathimerini] - Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras has demonstrated that he is completely determined to carry the tremendous burden of the agreement with the country's partners and save the country from disaster. PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left
24.10.2012 [Ahram Online] - Talks on the deal, however, have been blocked by junior coalition partners in Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras's government who object to labour reforms that would cut wages, reduce severance payments and axe automatic wage hikes. The agreement
20.10.2012 [Southeast European Times (blog)] - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed solidarity with Greece during her recent visit to Athens, but her discussions with Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras over additional budget reductions is being met with sarcastic disapproval in the blogosphere.
19.10.2012 [Yahoo! News (blog)] - Enlarge Photo. Reuters/Reuters - Greece's Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras attends a news conference at the end of the second session of a two-day European Union leaders summit in Brussels October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Christian …more Hartmann less
23.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras' uneasy coalition showed another crack on Oct. 23 when Democratic Left head Fotis Kouvelis said he would not go along with radical changes in labor rights included in a $17.45 billion spending cut and tax hike plan.
22.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - With his coalition government splintering, Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras will meet his coalition partners on Oct. 23 for talks on trying to finalize a $17.45 billion spending cut and tax hike package that has been stalled for months, delaying
23.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - The German magazine Der Spiegel claims that while Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras' government is about to pass a $17.45 billion spending cut and tax hike plan and fire thousands of public workers that people close to him are being appointed to key
19.10.2012 [Southeast European Times] - Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras was in Brussels on Thursday (October 18th), making his case to EU leaders to keep bailouts coming for the country's cash-strapped economy, as 70,000 Greeks took to the streets of Athens to protest another pending round of
19.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - Greece will run out of money in mid-November and needs to receive a delayed $38.8 billion installment from its bailout package as soon as possible, Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras said on Oct. 19. “On the 16th of November the country will run out
19.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - Still pressing his case for support, Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels on Oct. 19 on the sidelines of an European Union summit meeting which began the day before. She had come to Athens on Oct.
18.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - With Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras in Brussels pleading with European Union leaders for the release of more rescue monies, some 70,000 Greeks roared through the downtown of Athens to protest more pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions demanded
18.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - Greece's Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras told his EU counterparts here this evening that an overdue E31.5 billion loan tranche from his country's bailout program should be paid in full – not in installments – and as soon as possible, a senior Greek
10.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - Ignoring protests by 50,000 people against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet him in Athens on Oct. 9, Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras said it was proof Greece is being welcomed back into the international arena and will get the help
08.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - Worried that planned protests during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Athens on Oct. 9 could escalate into violence, Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras had directed that all rallies and gatherings be banned while she's in the city to meet
20.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - ... defend his support of austerity measures but, in an interview with Sunday's Kathimerini, refused to say whether he would change his mind and allow some of his members to join Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras' government if there is a Cabinet reshuffling.
05.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras in Berlin, Aug. 24, 2012. (AP Photo). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, an object of scorn to Greeks angry that she's insisting on more austerity measures while her country
17.10.2012 [Greek Reporter] - Greek Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras will go to a European Union meeting on Oct. 18 empty-handed after his coalition partners refused to go along with changes to labor rules as part of a $17.45 billion spending cut and tax hike plan. Samaras, in his
10.10.2012 [Southeast European Times] - As 50,000 demonstrators defied a ban on protests during her five-hour visit to Athens on Tuesday (October 9th), Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel told Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras that Greece has covered "much of the ground" toward recovery from its
16.10.2012 [WTAQ] - Greece's Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras addresses the audience during an investment forum in Athens October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahal. ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece plans to launch tenders to sell or lease a string of state assets, including its
20.10.2012 [Press TV] - Prime MinisterAntonisSamaras says Greece hopes to get the bailout money it needs before its euro cash reserves run out in the middle of November. He made the remarks on Friday during a press conference in Brussels after attending a European Union