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PASOK veteran Apostolos Kaklamanis revealed in a statement on Friday that on November 8, 2011, he accepted an offer from then Prime Minister George Papandreou to become interim premier after the latters aborted effort to hold a referendum on Greeces second bailout.
In the statement, Kaklamanis explained that he held brief talks with Papandreou before agreeing to take on the role.
A non-governmental organization called European Initiative for Media Pluralism (EIMP) is registering a Bulgarian unit.
The NGO aims to encourage Bulgarian journalists to state their demand for dignified working conditions directly to the European Commission, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).
Jean-Claude Juncker, the center-right candidate for European Commission president and former Eurogroup chairman declared on Friday that SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, his leftist rival for the top EC post, would not make a good Greek Prime Minister as he would not cooperate effectively with the commission.
Coast Guard officers at the port of Patra, western Greece, detained more than 30 would-be migrants late on Thursday following checks on truck that had been due to board cargo vessels bound for Italy.
A total of 22 migrants were found in one vessel and another 10 in the other, according to officers who gave no details about their ethnic origin.
The five EU Commission President candidates clashed Thursday evening in a televised debate in the European Parliament chamber in Brussels.
It was their last meeting ahead of the upcoming European elections next week and also the first in which Greek leftist coalition SYRIZA's leader Alexis Tsipras, the European Left Party nominee, took part.