Monday April 27, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
ND starts campaign, wants cuts suspended

New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras is due to deliver his first speech of the new election campaign on Saturday, with the conservatives advocating that more than 11 billion euros of savings due to be agreed with Greece’s lenders this summer be suspended.

Samaras is expected to step up his attack on leftist SYRIZA, with whom his party is vying for top spot in the June 17 elections. A Public Issue opinion poll published on Thursday put SYRIZA ahead on 30 percent and ND trailing in second place on 26 percent. PASOK was third with 15.5 percent. However, two surveys published on Friday showed the gap between the two parties to be even narrower.

A poll by VPRC indicated that support for SYRIZA is running at 28.5 percent, while ND garners 26 percent, with PASOK on 12.5. The Metron Analysis survey suggested that SYRIZA had the support of 27.2 percent of the electorate, ND 27 percent and PASOK 14.8.

New Democracy has sought to broaden its appeal since the May 6 polls in the hope of remaining in first place next month and securing the 50-seat bonus for the leading party. Four more members of the collapsing Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) joined ND on Friday. One member of the right-wing Independent Greeks also migrated to the conservatives.

Samaras is also expected to set out on Saturday what changes he believes can be made to the terms of Greece’s EU-IMF loan deal following talks with European officials this week. The party’s vice president, Dimitris Avramopoulos, suggested that some 11.5 billion euros of measures for 2013 and 2014 should be frozen, pending further negotiations.

“The Europeans comprehend that something is going on at the moment in Greece and they have to handle this reality differently because they do not want the crisis to spread and threaten Europe,” he told Skai TV.

ekathimerini.com , Friday May 25, 2012 (21:31)  
Olympiakos chairman to appear before magistrate in June
Seven charged with corruption over sale of Daimler vehicles to Greek military
Greeks add pressure on Tsipras to compromise as talks resume
Tsipras reshuffles negotiating team after Riga debacle
ATHEX: Negotiating team shake-up extends stock market gains
The local stock market reacted positively on Monday after the government’s negotiating team was reshuffled – in a move that appears to have sidelined the much-criticized Finance Minister Yan...
´Frustrated´ Germany says ball is in Greece´s court
Germany's finance ministry expressed frustration on Monday at the lack of progress on Greece's reform plans, saying Berlin would be patient but clearly Athens should make the next move. "Our...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Panathinaikos beats Xanthi to rise to second
Panathinaikos jumped back up to the second spot of the Super League after its home win over Xanthi on Saturday, as PAOK slumped to third due to its draw at home with PAS Giannina on Sunday. ...
WATER POLO
Olympiakos wins Euro crown in women´s water polo
The women’s water polo team of Olympiakos won its first ever LEN Euro League at the Final Four it hosted in Piraeus by beating holder Sabadell from Spain 10-9 in Saturday’s final. After defe...
Inside Sports
ANALYSIS
If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon
"We're going bust." "No, you're not." "You're strangling us." "No we're not." "You owe us for World War Two." "We gave already." The game of chicken between Greece and its international cred...
COMMENTARY
Reaching crunch time
Several cabinet ministers and MPs are no longer hiding it: They either openly admit that they are promoting the drachma or they murmur things like, “Why not the drachma?” Some go even furthe...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. ATHEX: Negotiating team shake-up extends stock market gains
2. Olympiakos chairman to appear before magistrate in June
3. Seven charged with corruption over sale of Daimler vehicles to Greek military
4. ´Frustrated´ Germany says ball is in Greece´s court
5. Italy says no ´Plan B´ on Greece, need quick deal on bailout
6. Greeks add pressure on Tsipras to compromise as talks resume
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece’s day of reckoning inches closer as debt payments loom
2. Pensions will not be cut, insists social insurance chief
3. Berlin silent on content of Merkel-Tsipras chat amid claims of 'dramatic' situation
4. Tsipras reshuffles negotiating team after Riga debacle
5. Anastasiades, Akinci speak and look towards fresh push in peace talks
6. ECB seen going all the way on QE as economists doubt taper
Today
This Week
1. Greek government's popularity takes a hit as talks drag on
2. Europe's collision course with Greece
3. It's up to the Greek government to ensure deal with lenders, says ECB's Coeure
4. Denialism
5. Leaving the past in the past
6. The price of compromise
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.