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PM: 'Political uncertainty in Greece will be resolved'

Arriving for a summit of EU leaders taking place in Brussels on Thursday, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras expressed his conviction that Greece's politicians would finally resolve the current instability and not place the country's achievements and sacrifices at risk.

POLITICS

Greece's prospects are better than two years ago, though much remains to be done, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said in her address to the federal parliament

ECONOMY

The leader of the main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) party Alexis Tsipras on Thursday discussed a report showing the consequences of austerity on human rights in Greece in a meeting with the president and representatives of the Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR) who published the survey.

POLITICS

Main opposition SYRIZA leads ruling New Democracy (ND) with 3.6 percentage points, according to an opinion poll conducted by Marc for private TV Alpha. According to the poll, SYRIZA leads with 28.5 percent followed by ND with 24.9 percent

POLITICS

Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos on Thursday, on the occasion of 'International Migrants Day', stressed the significant role of legal migration in the European Union and the contribution of legal migrants to the economic, cultural and social development

GENERAL

The Greek culture ministry on Thursday announced that it intends to officially sponsor the traditional villages of Epirus' Zagori district in northwestern Greece as a Greek 'cultural landscape' to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. The 'Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park' area have been on the UNESCO Tentative List for the last two years, which is one of the conditions for inclusion in the list of World Heritage Sites.

ECONOMY

The so-called Christmas table will be cheaper this year compared to 2013, but despite the Christmas mood in the market, consumers are negatively affected by the uncertainty caused by the current political climate, Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (GSEVEE) president Giorgos Kavvathas said on Wednesday in an interview with ANA-MPA.

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