PM makes first public appearance after eye surgery

Antonis Samaras made his first public appearance on Thursday following an eye operation. The Prime Minister was present alongside President Karolos Papoulias in the swearing in ceremony of new Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, Minister Accountable to the Prime Minister Simos Kedikoglou and Deputy Foreign Minister Costas Tsiaras.

Stournaras is scheduled to meet with top-ranking troika officials ? representatives from the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund ? at 11 a.m. before joining the Prime Mininster in a meeting with the troika chiefs at the Maximos Mansion at 1 a.m.