Showing posts with label Antonis Samaras. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Antonis Samaras. Show all posts

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Samaras diz que Governo assinou novo resgate com "piores condições"

O líder do principal partido da oposição grega (Nova Democracia), Antonis Samaras, afirmou, este sábado, que o Governo está a tentar mostrar que o programa que assinou com o Eurogrupo é um "êxito", apesar de ser em "condições muito piores".

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Greek PM Samaras lauds €26bn loan from Spain

 Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has praised Spain for lending the economically beleaguered country €26bn, after he held talks with his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy in Athens.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Greece 'very near to the best and very near to the worst'

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras has described his main political rival as "an accident that must not happen" to the embattled country.

Samaras, in a speech in the northwestern city of Ioannina, attacked the left-wing SYRIZA party, saying Greece is "very near to the best and very near to the worst."

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Chinese, Greek PMs discuss bilateral cooperation over phone

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang had a phone conversation Wednesday with his Greek counterpart, Antonis Samaras, on the latest development in their countries' relations and cooperation.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Greek PM, Antonis Samaras, offers elections in 2015 for presidency vote deal

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sunday offered to hold early elections in late 2015 to clinch a crucial presidential vote next week that could affect the country's economic future.

"We can find the proper timeframe for national elections, even at the end of 2015", provided a president is elected and crunch EU-IMF loan talks are concluded, Samaras said in a nationally televised address.

Friday, August 1, 2014

President-elect Juncker to visit Athens, Greece. (first official visit to an EU Member State)

European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 1 August 2014:

Jean-Claude Juncker's first official visit to an EU Member State as President-elect will be to Athens, Greece on 4 August 2014.

In Athens, President-elect Juncker will meet with the Prime Minister of Greece, Antonis Samaras.

Ahead of the visit, President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker said: "My priority as Commission President is jobs, growth and investment and I am pleased to be going to Greece to discuss these priorities with my friend and colleague Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. I want to send a message of hope and optimism by recognising the efforts of the Greek people and the Greek government in reforming their country."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Readout of Vice President Biden's Call with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras(The White House)

Office of the Vice President:
"Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras about bilateral relations, the situation in eastern Ukraine, and Cyprus. 

The two leaders expressed their appreciation for the strong bilateral ties and alliance between Greece and the United States. 

On Ukraine, the leaders agreed that Russia’s continued provision of heavy weapons and equipment to the separatists in eastern Ukraine required a firm and unified response from the European Union and the United States. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

BRICS set to launch development bank (to lift global status of emerging economies)

Leaders of the five major emerging economies, known as BRICS, are expected to inaugurate a development bank and a currency reserve fund at their annual meeting, marking the first concrete step to expand the group's influence.

The group, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, will kick off the two-day sixth BRICS Summit in the Brazilian resort city of Fortaleza Tuesday.

After two years of negotiations, the establishment of a development bank, which is seen as an alternative to the Western-dominated World Bank, will top this year's agenda.

Samaras proposes Xi Jinping joint navy warship patrols with Chinese

As China's presence on the international stage grows, it can rely on its 'strategic partnership' with Greece, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras tells Chinese President Xi Jinping on Rhodes...

Crete could serve as a regional node for the support, maintenance and repair of the Chinese Navy and the possibility exists for joint naval operations between Greece and China’s People's Liberation Army Navy, the prime minister told the visiting Chinese president on Rhodes on Sunday.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Chinese president pledges to enhance ties with Greece (Both Greek Pr. Karolos Papoulias and PM Samaras came a long way to the island to receive him)

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Sunday that his country would strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with Greece to further enhance bilateral ties.

Xi made the remarks when making a stopover on the southeastern Greek island of Rhodes on his way to Latin America. He was warmly received at the Diagoras International Airport by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hasta Grecia, el país más castigado por la crisis, busca diferenciarse de Argentina ("No somos Argentina")

El premier de ese país dice que la Argentina está "al borde del colapso"..

"No somos Argentina". El que busca desmarcarse es ni más ni menos que el primer ministro de Grecia, Antonis Samaras, máxima autoridad política del país que más sufrió y está sufriendo la crisis económica y financiera global que arrasó con su economía en 2008. Samaras salió a diferenciarse hoy, al hablar en el Parlamento Europeo en Estrasburgo, Francia. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Debate with PM Antonis Samaras focuses on Greek Presidency achievements (In a presidency that lasted only four months)

Progress on European Monetary Union (EMU), jobs and growth, border and migration management and EU maritime policies topped the list of achievements under Greece’s EU Presidency cited by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in a plenary debate with MEPs on Wednesday. Commission President José Manuel Barroso summarized the Greek Presidency in three words: "logos", "pathos" and "ethos".

Progress made in all the Greek Presidency’s priority areas....

Friday, June 27, 2014

Remarks by President Barroso following the European Council. (The work done during the Greek Presidency is really impressive)

European Commission, Press conference, Brussels, 27 June 2014
José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission:

"Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me begin by expressing on my own behalf and on behalf of the European Commission my congratulations to Jean-Claude Juncker on his nomination by the European Council as President-designate. I have known Jean-Claude Juncker for more than 20 years. We have been working in very many capacities together and I really believe that he is committed European and a political leader with exceptional experience.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Chinese premier concludes fruitful Europe tour

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang left here for home on Saturday, wrapping up a six-day trip to Britain and Greece that infused fresh vigor into China's ties and cooperation with the two countries and with Europe as a whole.

In Greece, Li met separately with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Parliament Speaker Evangelos Vasileios Meimarakis. 


He also addressed the China-Greece Maritime Cooperation Forum, expounding China's views on maritime affairs.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Premier Li hails China-Greece cooperation on PCT project

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang applauded on Friday the success of the Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) project jointly operated by China and Greece, calling it a "pearl" in bilateral cooperation.

Li made the remarks while inspecting the project with his Greek counterpart, Antonis Samaras. China's state-owned shipping giant COSCO gained the management lease for No. 2 and No. 3 piers of the Piraeus port, the largest one in Greece, in 2008.

Friday, June 20, 2014

China, Greek PMs anticipate further win-win cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras on Thursday hailed the traditional friendship between their two countries and expected more win-win cooperation in the future.

At a joint press conference after their meeting, Premier Li appreciated the assistance offered by Greece to help Chinese nationals evacuate from violence-hit Libya in 2011, and expressed China's firm belief in Greece to tackle the difficulties brought by its debt crisis.

China is a responsible and long-term investor of Greek national bonds, Li noted, calling the Sino-Greek relations mutually beneficial.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chinese premier arrives in Greece for visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Athens Thursday for an official visit, his first trip to Greece since taking office in 2013.

Li is scheduled to meet with top Greek leaders, including President Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Parliament Speaker Evangelos Vasileios Meimarakis.

During the visit, both countries are expected to sign more than 20 cooperation agreements and business contracts on trade, investment, finance, shipping, technology, culture and quality inspection, according to Chinese Ambassador to Greece Zou Xiaoli.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Li’s Greece trip set to boost business deals. - Li's visit comes a year after Samaras' visit to China.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's upcoming visit to Greece will boost bilateral cooperation and facilitate various business deals, as the Mediterranean country is ready for more vigor from overseas investment, analysts said.

During the second leg of his two-nation trip to Europe, Li will attend a bilateral ocean cooperation forum and visit Greece's biggest port, Piraeus, with his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras, China's Vice Foreign Minister Wang Chao announced earlier.

China's China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company has been operating two container wharfs in Piraeus for four years.

It was the first time a Chinese corporation was given a long-term concession to operate a large port in Europe.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Merkel praises Greek progress to exit crisis, launches new fund in Athens

merkel samaras
German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a message of confidence in Greek economy during a visit to Athens Friday, praising her hosts for the progress achieved in the battle to exit the financial crisis, a day after the country successfully returned to international bond markets for borrowing for first time since 2010.

In her second visit to Athens since the beginning of the crisis, the German leader pointed to Greece's growing potential after the painful austerity and reform program, warning that the country must continue on this difficult road of changes to reach full economic recovery through development.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras

The White House, Office of the Vice President:
"Vice President Biden spoke with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras today to congratulate Greece in advance of Greek Independence Day celebrations at the White House tomorrow. 
The Vice President expressed appreciation for the valuable role Greece continues to play as a strategic partner and NATO ally. 
He welcomed Greece’s continued economic progress as the government carries out its reforms, and pledged enduring U.S. support for returning Greece to economic growth and prosperity. 

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