Friday August 29, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
31o C
24o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Samaras, Finnish peer strike upbeat note on Greece's prospects

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras stressed that Greece is on the road to growth on Friday following talks with his Finnish counterpart Jyrki Katainen while the latter praised Samaras' government for following "responsible policies" to put the country back on the road to economic recovery.

The fact that Greece is on track to post a primary surplus is the best indication of the country turning the corner, Samaras told a joint press conference with Katainen.

"After six endless, painful years for everyone, Greece is finally returning to growth," he said.

Setting out Greece's priorities while at the helm of the European Union's rotating presidency, Samaras referred to the promotion of growth and employment and the deepening of a banking union in the EU which the Greek premier said he hoped would happen before European Parliament elections in May.

Katainen, for his part, noted that "the crisis demands responsible policies and that is exactly what you've done here." "Your country has achieved admirable results even though the battle has not yet been won," he added.

The people of Finland and the rest of Europe stand ready to help Greece, Katainen said, adding "we admire the courage which both government and citizens have shown during these hardships."

ekathimerini.com , Friday February 28, 2014 (14:24)  
Dozens of migrants intercepted in the Aegean
Govt jet carrying Venizelos back from Turkey conducts emergency landing
Rendi shootout leaves would-be hypermarket robber dead
Strong undersea quake occurs off island of Milos, felt in Athens
Greek quest for debt relief faces hurdles in Paris
As Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras tries to follow Ireland and Portugal out the bailout exit door, he faces a month of bargaining. For a nation thats already gone through the biggest d...
Foreclosures threat pushed back
An agreed foreclosure protection period currently granted to first-home buyers unable to settle overdue tax amounts will be conditionally extended beyond the end of the current year, when it...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Panathinaikos, PAOK and Asteras Tripolis through to Europa League group stage
There was a triple success for Greek soccer on Thursday as PAOK, Panathinaikos and Asteras Tripolis made it through to the Europa League group stage. PAOK had a challenging task after a 1-0 ...
SOCCER
Olympiakos drawn against Spanish, Italian and Swedish champions in CL
Olympiakos will face the champions of Spain, Italy and Sweden in the group stages of Europe's top soccer tournament, the Champions League. Thursday's draw in Monaco was not particularly kind...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Stifled dreams
At more or less the same time every year, we see the same images of high school graduates looking through the Education Ministrys lists of those who passed and those who failed the national...
EDITORIAL
Staying on the same page
No government can function effectively when its ministers are not on the same page and working toward the same ends, no matter what some such as the current education minister may think....
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Dozens of migrants intercepted in the Aegean
2. Govt jet carrying Venizelos back from Turkey conducts emergency landing
3. Rendi shootout leaves would-be hypermarket robber dead
4. Strong undersea quake occurs off island of Milos, felt in Athens
5. Greek quest for debt relief faces hurdles in Paris
6. Finance Minister holds final preparatory talks before Paris meet with troika
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greek quest for debt relief faces hurdles in Paris
2. Strong undersea quake occurs off island of Milos, felt in Athens
3. Rendi shootout leaves would-be hypermarket robber dead
4. Dozens of migrants intercepted in the Aegean
5. Gov't jet carrying Venizelos back from Turkey conducts emergency landing
6. Finance Minister holds final preparatory talks before Paris meet with troika
Today
This Week
1. Brussels warns Greece over plans to allow construction near Korinos beach
2. Attack on gay couple in Athens leaves one man needing surgery
3. Merkel cites euros construction flaws as economy sputters
4. Purification rituals
5. Second man held over double murder in Mani
6. The battle against progress
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.