HR-Net - Hellenic Resources Network Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Browse through our Interesting Nodes about Agriculture in Greece
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Saturday, 21 October 2017
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-06-15

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM: New gov't on Thursday
  • [02] Samaras: The people can provide solutions
  • [03] PM announces that he will form new gov't, seek vote of confidence

  • [01] PM: New gov't on Thursday

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday evening announced that he will form a "new government" the next day and seek a renewed vote of confidence from Parliament, capping off a day of intense political speculation in Athens -- all amid confirmed same-day reports that he could consider some sort of power sharing agreement.

    In a televised address to the nation, Papandreou accused the main opposition New Democracy (ND) party of handling the issue of consensus among the parties for the formation of a government of wider acceptance "in an absolutely communicational way and not in terms of national responsibility."

    The prime minister's statement reads as follows:

    "The country is experiencing crucial moments.

    We must safeguard the future of the country with a feeling of national responsibility, handling the present multiform crisis with determination.

    I assumed the responsibility of governance at a time when the country was on the verge of disaster and bankruptcy.

    We took the sins of others on our shoulders.

    With dedication our government has been waging the struggle for the country's rescue for the past 20 months.

    And the country has remained upright also opening prospects for major changes.

    I requested that this effort take the characteristics of a common national effort.

    The duty is a national one, not a partisan one.

    I made continuous proposals for cooperation to the opposition parties.

    Today I came back with new proposals to the leaders of all parties, for the necessary national consensus to be achieved.

    I clarified that I never related my responsibility with posts.

    Despite my stance, the main opposition party handled this whole effort with communicational terms and not with terms of political and national responsibility.

    Before even the essence was discussed, terms were raised publicly that can not be accepted, because they keep the country in prolonged instability and introversion, while the major national issue is the handling of the public debt.

    I have learnt in my life to wage struggles for the country, for the economy, for the citizens, for values.

    Let us all assume the responsibilities for our actions towards the country.

    I shall continue along the same path, the path of duty, together with the Parliamentary Group of PASOK, the cadres and the Greek people.

    I shall form a new government tomorrow and immediately afterwards I shall request a vote of confidence from Parliament.

    It is the time of responsibility."

    &copy; ANA-MPA SA. Intellectual rights and copyright belong to the ANA-MPA S.A.

    Reproduction of ANA-MPA content by visitors of this website is strictly forbidden.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    [02] Samaras: The people can provide solutions

    Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras called for elections after his talks with Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday.

    "Mr. Papandreou made his choices and the people can judge. Tomorrow's reshuffle has to do with persons and balances. Unfortunately for the Greek people the government policy will remain the same. We are continuing the struggle in ND for a change in policy. And a change of the political scene itself now. It is now clear that the only one who can provide a solution is the Greek people," he said.

    He also said that he requested from Papandreou to resign from the prime minister's post and that Papandreou accepted at first and utimately rejected it. "And so a historic opportunity was lost," Samaras stressed.

    &copy; ANA-MPA SA. Intellectual rights and copyright belong to the ANA-MPA S.A.

    Reproduction of ANA-MPA content by visitors of this website is strictly forbidden.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    [03] PM announces that he will form new gov't, seek vote of confidence

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday evening announced that he will form a "new government" the next day and seek a renewed vote of confidence from Parliament, capping off a day of intense political speculation in Athens -- all amid confirmed same-day reports that he could consider some sort of power sharing agreement.

    &copy; ANA-MPA SA. Intellectual rights and copyright belong to the ANA-MPA S.A.

    Reproduction of ANA-MPA content by visitors of this website is strictly forbidden.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


    Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    ana2html v2.01 run on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 - 20:30:36 UTC