Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras, who will take his plea for more time for the Greek economy to Paris and Berlin this week, has suggested his government could sell or lease some of the country’s islands to help revive a state-asset sales plan central to receiving international funds.
Fri, 24 Aug, 2012
THE hubris of Communication Minister Pat Rabbitte, who recently lambasted the quality of political journalism in this country, would be a lot easier to take seriously if the nation hadn’t been lumbered with such a headline-grabbing array of greedy and grasping incompetents in Leinster House for at least the last 30 years.
Wed, 23 May, 2012
Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos says he has the backing of leaders from the three political parties supporting his interim government, as international creditors increase the pressure on Greece to make deeper spending cuts to secure new funding.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012
GREECE’s creditors failed on Saturday to persuade the leader of the main conservative party to drop his refusal to sign a pledge that he will back austerity measures under a bailout deal aimed at saving the country from financial ruin.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2011
MANY a pub debate on Ireland’s economic woes has begun with the proposition that none of it would have happened if economist David McWilliams had had a seat at cabinet, or that we would recover quicker if Michael O’Leary was plucked from Ryanair and made minister for finance.
Tue, 15 Nov, 2011
A DEAL on forming a Greek national unity government collapsed last night as the country headed towards an economic abyss, hours after outgoing prime minister George Papandreou said he was handing over to a coalition that does not exist.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2011
Greece’s embattled prime minister and main opposition leader agreed to form an interim government to ensure the country’s new European debt deal, capping a week of political turmoil that saw Greece face a catastrophic default that threatened its euro membership and rocked international markets.
Mon, 07 Nov, 2011
Greece’s embattled prime minister and the head of the main opposition party reached an initial agreement tonight to form an interim government that will ensure the country’s new European debt deal and then lead Greece to early elections, the president’s office said.
Sun, 06 Nov, 2011
Greek prime minister George Papandreou survived a confidence vote, calming a vicious revolt in his Socialist party with an emotional pledge to step aside if necessary and seek a cross-party government lasting four months to safeguard a new European debt agreement.
Sat, 05 Nov, 2011