Antonis Samaras

Barroso urged Samaras and Venizelos to block Papandreou's referendum, reports FT


European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso spoke to Antonis Samaras and Evangelos Venizelos in private in November 2011 and encouraged them to block George Papandreou’s proposal for a referendum on Greece’s euro membership, a Financial Times report claimed on Monday.

Greek Supreme Court allows Golden Dawn to run in European elections


Greece's Supreme Court has allowed neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn to participate in upcoming European Parliament elections, a party lawyer said on Sunday.

The authorisation came despite an ongoing criminal probe against the political party, six of whose lawmakers including its leader are in prison awaiting trial.

Kasidiaris's claims of secret meetings false, says chief of Greek judges


The head of the National Union of Judges and Prosecutors, Vassiliki Thanou-Christofilou, on Thursday rebuked claims by Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris that Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou and judges aim to turn the trial of MPs of the ultra-right party into “a television spectacle.”

Heralding a new era

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s proposals, presented yesterday, for a constitutional review represent a radical response to demands from Greek citizens for a complete overhaul of the country’s political system.

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