Friday November 28, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
8o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
ND, SYRIZA clash over Cyprus crisis

SYRIZA MPs and members staged a protest outside the European Union offices in Athens on Tuesday.

A controversial eurozone plan to impose a one-time tax on Cypriot bank deposits as part of a bailout for the debt-ridden country fueled yet another clash on Tuesday between conservative New Democracy, which leads Greece’s fragile tripartite coalition, and main leftist opposition SYRIZA.

Shortly before Cypriot deputies voted down a proposal for the bank tax, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras condemned ND for “endorsing a decision for the colonization of Cyprus and the destruction of its economy.” Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras had supported “provocative and unacceptable policies,” Tsipras charged.

Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou responded by accusing Tsipras of trying to cast himself in the role of Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. “Clearly, as Mr Tsipras is unable to convince even his own people in Greece, he is fantasizing that he is the president of Cyprus,” Kedikoglou said. The government spokesman again accused Tsipras of “political opportunism,” noting that the leftist leader who had “accepted the maximalist outlook of Skopje, and who had been ready to give away Greek islets to Turkey” was now “offering lessons of love for the homeland.”

Tsipras also grasped the opportunity to lash out at eurozone leaders, and particularly economic powerhouse Germany, noting that they were “following a road that is clearly against the interests of the people.”

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday March 19, 2013 (21:51)  
Seven PASOK MPs voice support for party leader
New law could transfer control of unused buildings
Greece set to accept continued role for IMF
Independent Greeks MP claims bribe attempt
PPC profits power up in Jan-Sept
Public Power Corporation’s impressive profits in the first nine months of 2014 create significant scope for a reduction in electricity rates and are the result of a cut in spending on fuel a...
Papastratos banking on exports
Leading tobacco firm Papastratos on Wednesday announced that a planned investment of 25 million euros in the transformation of the company’s factory into an exporting center is in the works....
Inside Business
SOCCER
PAOK is one win from Europa League´s last 32
A late brace by Stefanos Athanasiadis gifted PAOK a precious win at Dynamo Minsk on Thursday, meaning that the Thessaloniki team is one win away from graduating from the group stage of the E...
BASKETBALL
First defeat for Olympiakos in Euroleague
Olympiakos suffered its first Euroleague loss of the season going down 89-70 at Laboral Kutxa on Thursday, although the Greek team remains the favorite to clinch the top spot in its pool. Th...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
The presidential election paradox
A few days ago, speaking with a visiting colleague who neither works in Europe nor covers events here, I suddenly felt how much we Greeks take for granted some things that should have worrie...
COMMENTARY
Scraping together the 180 MPs will not be enough
Even if the coalition government was to scrape together the 180-MP majority it needs to elect a new President in the 300-seat House, skeptics say, what will change really? There is one evide...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. PAOK is one win from Europa League´s last 32
2. First defeat for Olympiakos in Euroleague
3. PPC profits power up in Jan-Sept
4. Papastratos banking on exports
5. Saudi group Olayan to enter Costa Navarino
6. Bank-financed property transactions rise a notch
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece paralyzed by major strike, flights cancelled
2. Greek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train
3. Greece scrambles to find food, shelter for 700 migrants on crippled ship
4. Chief suspect in Piraeus bar shooting arrested
5. Scraping together the 180 MPs will not be enough
6. Troika talks to continue after failure to wrap up negotiations in Paris
Today
This Week
1. Give Greece a chance
2. Scientists expand excavation of ancient Amphipolis
3. Extremism from a bygone era
4. Greece paralyzed by major strike, flights cancelled
5. Piraeus nightclub shooting leaves 3 seriously injured
6. Cosco’s Greek unit adds multinational rail-freight client
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.