Thursday Jul 31, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
32o C
25o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
PASOK chief addresses Parliament

For the past two-and-a-half years, PASOK has borne a disproportionate burden on its shoulders and has become the sacrificial lamb for the sins of all the past years, the head of the Socialist party, Evangelos Venizelos said on Tuesday during an address to Parliament, in what is expected to be its last session before a date for snap polls is announced on Wednesday.

The newly elected chief of PASOK accused rival New Democracy and especially its leader, Antonis Samaras, of not owning up to any of his party's responsibility for the current state of Greece's economy, adding that PASOK admits that many of the decisions taken during its tenure in government were unfair to the citizens and provoked the wrath of society.

We have already traveled two-thirds of the away along this difficult path to economic recovery, Venizelos said, adding that we are one step before achieving a primary surplus that will make the country sustainable and competitive and allow Greeks to regain all that they have lost."

Venizelos said that he understands that people are scared to believe, but also said that they have to know whether the new [bailout] agreement will ensure the country's position in the euro or whether bankruptcy is inevitable.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday April 10, 2012 (14:52)  
Strawberry farm shooting verdict draws ire
Greece evacuates Tripoli embassy
Former municipal police officers put on the beat in city center
Coalition tweaks multi-bill in bid to pacify armed forces, emergency services
Govt reins in spending of regions
The government has called on regional authorities to reduce their operating expenses and the money they spend on overtime ahead of the drafting of the 2015 state budget, while adding that in...
Intralot to run one-horse race for betting permit
State privatization fund TAIPED is expected to launch another tender with just one bidder, as it has done on several occasions since it started operating, on Thursday. At stake is the operat...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Goalless draw at Liege puts Greens in driving seat
Panathinaikos got the upper hand in the battle for entry to the Champions League playoffs after snatching a goalless draw at Standard Liege on Wednesday. If anything, the Greek cup holders m...
SOCCER
Greek league recruits former referee Dallas
Former referee Hugh Dallas has been appointed as the head referee of the Greek Super League, the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) said in a statement on Wednesday. The 56-year-old Scot ear...
Inside Sports
EDITORIAL
Populism eating up education
The fact that the issue of education is not topping the list of priorities for the current coalition government, but instead, has been left in the hands of incapable politicians is utterly i...
COMMENTARY
A valued but mistreated professional
I did not know much on a personal level about Dimitris Stefanou, Greeces former administrative reform general secretary who died earlier this week at the age of 46. I did, however, have a s...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Goalless draw at Liege puts Greens in driving seat
2. Strawberry farm shooting verdict draws ire
3. Govt reins in spending of regions
4. Greece evacuates Tripoli embassy
5. Former municipal police officers put on the beat in city center
6. Intralot to run one-horse race for betting permit
more news
Today
This Week
1. Wine cup used by Pericles found in grave north of Athens
2. IMF's Lagarde not sure yet about debt relief for Greece
3. Six firms submit bids to lease Vouliagmeni beach
4. Coalition submits new proposals for Greek coastline
5. Police arrest one, seek another three over counterfeit goods
6. EU Commissioner Damanaki unlikely to return to Greek politics
Today
This Week
1. Quadriplegic woman on life support 'dies due to unpaid power bills'
2. Hedge fund Dromeus turns Greek tragedy to triumph with 160 pct gain
3. Front-line threats
4. Defense Minister Avramopoulos to represent Greece at European Commission
5. Greece names fifth privatization agency chief in four years
6. Greek coast guard picks up 77 migrants off Myconos
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.