Saturday August 2, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
31o C
24o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Leftist leader reaches out to the right

 Overture to head of new nationalist party, on anti-austerity platform, causes stir
Alexis Tsipras, head of the Coalition of the Radical Left, has suggested a cooperation with Panos Kammenos of Independent Greeks

Comments by Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), according to which his party would be prepared to join forces with the newly-formed nationalist Independent Greeks led by Panos Kammenos caused a stir on Friday.

Following up on his earlier statement, that a leftwing government would accept votes for Kammenos as tolerance or support, Tsipras elaborated, saying that SYRIZA would not turn down any support as long as it is support for a left-wing government.

Kammenos responded quickly, appearing to reject the overture out of hand. We are not leftovers, and we are not anyones crutch, he said.

Nevertheless, the indirect appeal by Tsipras to Kammenos to cooperate on a common level of rejecting Greeces debt deal and its accompanying austerity measures prompted reactions from across the political spectrum.

New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras remarked of the Independent Greeks that they have shacked up Tsipras. A spokesman for the rightwing Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) struck a similar tone, saying Tsipras and Kammenos are courting again. Meanwhile Communist Party (KKE) official, Makis Mailis, indicated that none of the existing parties are capable of forming a government that would defend the peoples interests.

KKE leader Aleka Papariga, who has rebuffed calls by Tsipras and other leftist leaders for cooperation, repeated her positions at a party press conference at the Zappeio Hall on Friday.

ekathimerini.com , Friday April 27, 2012 (14:54)  
Libya evacuees set to reach Piraeus on Saturday
Coast guard seeks boost in Aegean
Coalition agrees strategy for target of 5,000 dismissals in public sector
Illegal buildings in crosshairs
Greek PMI drops to nine-month low in July
The return to growth of the manufacturing sector proved short-lived, as the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dropped to a nine-month low in July to 48.7 points, against 49.4 points in June, a...
Property tax surplus may lead to more installments or cuts
The government is considering an increase in the number of installments allowed for the payment of the new Single Property Ownership Tax (ENFIA) for 2014 and to reduce its size from 2015 if ...
Inside Business
SOCCER
One win and one loss in Europa League
Greece had a hit and a miss in the first-leg games for the third qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday, as Atromitos scored a 2-1 win at Sarajevo while Asteras Tripolis lost 1-0 ...
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...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
In trying to conquer, Putin unites Europe
President Vladimir Putin is obliged to feign indifference to the sanctions that the European Union and the United States imposed on Russia this week. But, being the player that he is, he mus...
EDITORIAL
Our own worst enemies
A new study has come to exemplify the cliche notion that Greeks find it easier to excel abroad, where they fare much better than they do at home. According to research by epidemiologist John...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Greek PMI drops to nine-month low in July
2. Property tax surplus may lead to more installments or cuts
3. Athens-Patra in just two hours
4. Plans to tackle Russian crisis
5. Fifth straight day of losses on Greek bourse
6. Libya evacuees set to reach Piraeus on Saturday
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece evacuates embassy staff, foreign nationals from Libya
2. Greek exporters worried about impact of Russia sanctions
3. Britons stranded at sea off Zakynthos towed to safety
4. Greek bond yields dip as investors anticipate ratings upgrade
5. Human rights watchdog criticizes decision to file Farmakonisi case
6. Jean-Claude Juncker to make first official visit to Athens on Monday
Today
This Week
1. Wine cup used by Pericles found in grave north of Athens
2. Defense Minister Avramopoulos to represent Greece at European Commission
3. Worlds largest solar boat on Greek mission
4. Greece names fifth privatization agency chief in four years
5. What lessons can we draw from antiquity?
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.