Greece’s representative to the EU, Dimitris Avramopoulos on Sept. 10 was named European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs
Right after predicting the Greek economy would start to grow, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras insisted that the country will not need a third bailout.
The fractured Democratic Left party that served in Greece’s coalition government lost a key lawmaker, Spyros Lykoudis, who quit.
Greece is confident its European Commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, will get the new job of overseeing immigration and human rights.
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras reiterated he will try to block naming of a Greek President in 2015 to trigger early national elections.
A lawmaker from Greece’s major opposition SYRIZA who said the country should leave NATO isn’t speaking for the party, an official said.
The marginal Democratic Left (DIMAR) is on the verge of breaking up with members upset over the leadership of Fotis Kouvelis.
Repeating a four-year-long mantra, Greece’s major opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras told an Italian newspaper austerity has failed.
Promising tax cuts and relief to austerity-crushed Greeks, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras also warned that it would be “political suicide” if the poll-leading major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) succeeds in getting early elections.
At a NATO meeting, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan disagreed again over how to unify Cyprus.