Tuesday March 31, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Ex-PM causes waves in PASOK with appearance

The appearance of former socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou at a book launch alongside Democratic Left (DIMAR) leader Fotis Kouvelis on Monday fueled upheaval within the ranks of beleaguered PASOK even though both Papandreou and PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos appeared to play down the potential impact of the move.

Papandreou expressed surprise at the criticism prompted by his decision to attend the launch of a book by Marilena Koppa, a former MEP with PASOK and now a candidate on DIMAR’s ticket. He said he didn’t expect the discussion to “provoke such anticipation and concern.” The former premier noted that PASOK “should play a leading role in coalition governments but with a clear, progressive orientation,” a phrase reminiscent of Kouvelis’s rhetoric.

For his part, Venizelos noted that the two coalition governments, set up in 2011 and 2012, in which PASOK participated were both progressive, the latter more so due to the fact that two center-left parties were involved, PASOK and DIMAR.

Venizelos did not miss the opportunity to take a dig at his rival, who signed Greece’s first foreign bailout, referring to “a mistaken decision in the spring of 2010 for PASOK to shoulder the burden of the crisis alone.”

Earlier in the day, Michalis Kassis, who in 2012 quit PASOK over austerity before rejoining the party, expressed his anger at Papandreou’s move. “He’s betrayed us all,” he said.

ekathimerini.com , Monday April 28, 2014 (22:13)  
Mother of Conspiracy convict released, girlfriend remains in custody
Greek museums and sites to stay open til 7 p.m.
Vatopedi trial adjourned for second time
Greek coast guard picks up 51 irregular migrants off Cape Tenaro
Greek deposit outflows said to slow to 3 bln euros
Greek deposit outflows slowed to 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion) in March, two people familiar with the matter said, suggesting the European Central Bank will need to keep drip feeding loans ...
Greece opposes EU´s sanctions on Russia, Tsipras tells Tass
Greece opposes European Union sanctions imposed against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said, denouncing the approach as “senseless” and calling for a nego...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Cyprus soccer eyes reunion after 60-year divorce
Turkish Cypriot soccer officials on Monday vowed to press ahead with attempts to reunite with the Cyprus Football Association, (CFA), triggering a political storm on the ethnically-split isl...
SOCCER
Three Greek internationals injured in Budapest car crash
Three Greek international soccer players were slightly injured on Monday in a car crash as they travelled by taxi to Budapest airport following Greece's Euro 2016 qualifying goalless draw ag...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Amateur antics or overstepping the mark?
There are 149 plus two reasons why those who have been watching SYRIZA’s progress since its start cannot and never will be able to stomach the leftist party’s coalition with Independent Gree...
EDITORIAL
A pointless debate
Monday’s parliamentary debate between the country’s political leaders left a lot to be desired. There was no information whatsoever about the coalition government’s proposed reforms or the p...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Mother of Conspiracy convict released, girlfriend remains in custody
2. Greek museums and sites to stay open til 7 p.m.
3. Vatopedi trial adjourned for second time
4. Greek coast guard picks up 51 irregular migrants off Cape Tenaro
5. Robbers make off with post office safe in Halkidiki
6. Greek deposit outflows said to slow to 3 bln euros
more news
Today
This Week
1. Amateur antics or overstepping the mark?
2. Parliamentary speaker prompts ND walkout, anger from PASOK, Potami
3. Greece, EU/IMF lenders end round of technical talks without deal
4. Investment guru Mark Mobius rules out Grexit, advises sell-offs
5. A pointless debate
6. Greek government proposes measures worth 3.7 bln
Today
This Week
1. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
2. Eurogroup unlikely to be held soon to discuss Greek reforms
3. Moscow expects progress from Tsipras visit
4. Some more equal than others
5. Greece to present reforms by Monday, says gov't spokesman [Update]
6. Greece optimistic on deal with euro area next week
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.