Antonis Samaras

Premier Antonis Samaras says Greece can be China's gateway to Europe

Photo: EPA

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras yesterday touted his troubled but improving economy as an attractive entry point for Chinese investment into the European Union.

Saturday, 18 May, 2013, 5:06am

Greek PM Antonis Samaras meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in investment push

Li Keqiang, left, inspecting a guard of honour with Antonis Samaras in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: AP

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met with Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Thursday, before the two leaders witnessed the signing of agreements in fields including shipping and telecommunications.

Samaras is in China seeking investment and trade deals to help revive his country's recession-battered economy.

17 May 2013 - 4:48am

Greek PM Antonis Samaras visits China in effort to boost ailing economy

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras talks with attendants during a conference on the Greek economy. Photo: AFP

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras kicked off his four-day trip to China yesterday, hoping it will help his country's ailing economy by attracting investment and promoting the export of Greek products.

16 May 2013 - 4:41am

Greek PM hopes China trip will boost his country’s ailing economy

Under pressure... Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras this week becomes the second European Union leader to visit China since the new Chinese leadership came to power. Photo: EPA

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras hopes his four-day trip to China this week will help his country’s ailing economy by attracting investment and promoting the export of Greek products.

Upon the invitation of the head of the Chinese government Li Keqiang, Samaras will visit Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou from Wednesday to Sunday, and will meet several Chinese officials.

13 May 2013 - 12:05pm

Antonis Samaras calls euro-zone debt deal a new day for Greece

The flag of the EU, of which 17 members use the euro. Photo: AP

A bleary-eyed Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras welcomed an agreement by international lenders to help cut his country's debt and unblock bailout money to avert bankruptcy.

28 Nov 2012 - 4:37am

Greek PM Antonis Samaras tells euro partners to pay up on promised loans

Antonis Samaras says Greece has done its part. Photo: Reuters

Greece reacted with dismay to a failure by European finance ministers to agree to release up to €44 billion (HK$436 billion) of rescue loans it vitally needs, with the prime minister warning that the stakes are higher than his debt-ridden country's future.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

Athens explodes as Greek lawmakers ram through new austerity package

An armed protester in a cloud of tear gas in Athens' Syntagma Square during Wednesday night's violent protests. Photo: Reuters

Amid some of the most violent demonstrations in Greece in months, its Parliament approved a sweeping set of austerity measures early yesterday in a desperate bid to keep the country in the euro zone.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:27am