Thursday May 28, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o 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)  
EU says Greek deal not there yet
Christodoulos Xeros gets new extension for defense on Korydallos breakout plan
Greece aims to have bailout deal by Sunday
Greek coast guard picks up 216 migrants in eastern Aegean
ECB officials say no to easier funds for Greece now
European Central Bank policymakers played down the prospects of any immediate loosening of funding for cash-strapped Greece, saying that when it came to accepting the country's bonds as secu...
G7 finance chiefs discuss growth risks, urge deal on Greece
Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven economic powers met on Thursday to discuss how to revive a faltering global recovery, with the United States leaning on Europe to reach a deal to avert...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Panathinaikos conquers PAOK through Tavlaridis goal
A Stathis Tavlaridis goal has brought Panathinaikos to practically within one point from clinching a spot in next seasons Champions League qualifiers, as the Greens made it three out of thr...
SOCCER
AEK Athens returns to top league after financial collapse
Greek club AEK Athens has just returned to the country's top soccer league, two years after financial collapse sent it to a lower league. One of the country's largest clubs, AEK sealed its s...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Greeces Cuban pathway to a parallel currency
The idea of a parallel currency for Greece is worthy of consideration, with even German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble broaching the possibility as Greece fails to reach an agreement wi...
COMMENTARY
Endless confusion and worry
The Holy See on Wednesday expressed its own view regarding the Greek crisis. Cardinal Pietro Parolin the Vaticans equivalent of prime minister voiced his concern over ongoing negotiatio...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. ECB officials say no to easier funds for Greece now
2. G7 finance chiefs discuss growth risks, urge deal on Greece
3. EU says Greek deal not there yet
4. Christodoulos Xeros gets new extension for defense on Korydallos breakout plan
5. Greece aims to have bailout deal by Sunday
6. Greek coast guard picks up 216 migrants in eastern Aegean
more news
Today
This Week
1. Endless confusion and worry
2. G-7 weighs in on Greece as Tsipras government told to be serious
3. ECB's Nowotny says no to loosening funding for Greece now
4. Lagarde says still much work to do in Greek debt talks
5. Following up on a positive step
6. European shares edge lower as Greek deal optimism fades
Today
This Week
1. Conspiracy madness
2. Hotel contracts with a Greek default clause
3. Neither Grexit nor a dual currency will solve Greeces problems
4. No more 'quick and dirty' fixes for Greece
5. Some 300 mln left banks on Tuesday
6. Merkel said to plan address for Greece if deal reached
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.