Opposition leader Costas Karamanlis…

Opposition leader Costas Karamanlis (l) confers with Procopis Pavlopoulos, parliamentary spokesman for his conservative New Democracy party, during a house debate yesterday on the January 2001 Treaty of Nice, which revised the founding treaty of the European Communities, as the European Union was then called. Karamanlis clashed strongly with Prime Minister Costas Simitis over Greece’s policy regarding Turkey’s role in the European rapid reaction force, telling him at one point to ‘be quiet.’ Simitis accused him of scaremongering.

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