Tuesday Jan 27, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
15o C
9o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
'Grexit' is a thing of the past, says Greek prime minister

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Monday night said that the so-called Grexit of Greece from the eurozone is a thing of the past, "a sad memory."

Speaking at an event to inaugurate a local branch of the German Hanns Seidel Foundation in cooperation with the Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation, Samaras said that Greece has experienced and is continuing to experience a crisis of unprecedented proportions, adding that that the crisis has also revealed "the weaknesses and contradictions of the European structure."

"There was a time when the impression was that Greece's ejection from the European family was inevitable," the prime minister said, adding that "this view now belongs in the past."

"It is a sad memory," Samaras said.

"One year ago Greece was an example best avoided. Today the Greek success story is becoming a symbol of a new European dynamic," Samaras said.

The Greek prime minister expressed his concern about skyrocketing unemployment, which has reached nearly 30 percent in the overall population and around 60 percent among young people as the country enters its sixth year of recession.

However, Samaras added, "how many countries could survive this? How many countries could succeed under such circumstances to push through such sweeping structural reforms without falling apart, without losing their cohesion and their sense of self-respect?"

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday May 14, 2013 (10:26)  
Greek F-16 crash in southeastern Spain kills 10
PASOK heading for party congress, leadership contest
Tsipras forms government, plans new legislation
Former PM Constantinos Mitsotakis recovering after heart surgery
Consumer confidence in decline in Q4
Consumer confidence in Greece dropped three points in the last quarter of 2014, according to market research company Nielsen. The reading fell from 56 points in the third quarter to 53. This...
Euro slide fuels hope of tourism growth
Tourism professionals are pinning their hopes for a further increase in the incoming flow of visitors to Greece this year on the decline of the exchange rate of the euro, after seeing bookin...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Basket League favorites survive challenges on the road
PAOK consolidated its position in the top three of the Basket League with a triumph at AGO Rethymnou on Saturday, while Olympiakos and Panathinaikos emerged victorious from their tough away ...
SOCCER
Olympiakos overcomes depleted OFI at Iraklio
Easy though it may seem, Olympiakoss 3-0 win at depleted OFI Crete was rather difficult on Saturday, but was enough to keep the Reds on top on Saturday, as they have maintained their two-po...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
SYRIZAs win will test institutions
Greece was at an impasse, with a government that did not believe in what it was doing and an opposition that declared with passionate intensity that whatever the government did was wrong and...
COMMENTARY
The challenge for Tsipras and others
A few years ago, an associate of mine who had met with Alexis Tsipras when the young politician was running for Athens mayor told me how impressed he had been by his confidence. Tsipras was ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Basket League favorites survive challenges on the road
2. Consumer confidence in decline in Q4
3. Euro slide fuels hope of tourism growth
4. Quest buys Cardlink from Alpha, Eurobank
5. SYRIZA calls for all taxes to be paid on time
6. Stock traders none too pleased with election result
more news
Today
This Week
1. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
2. Greek Elections 2015: The day after | LIVE
3. SYRIZA's win will test institutions
4. Tsipras forges anti-austerity coalition in challenge to EU
5. Finnish PM says ready to discuss bailout extension for Greece
6. Tsipras moves to form anti-austerity government after crushing victory
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
2. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
3. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
4. Greeks fork out nearly 5 pct of their incomes on telecom services
5. QE exclusion a de facto Grexit
6. Unsupervised voting
Advertiser Link
SMART WATER Project: Outputs and conclusions of the final conference
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.