Wednesday April 1, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
New Democracy official 'not bothered' by Golden Dawn

Panayiotis Psomiadis, the former governor of Central Macedonia who is coordinating New Democracy’s election campaign in northern Greece, has reportedly told journalists that he is “not bothered” by neo-Nazi Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) and is in talks with some of its members to move to the conservative party.

Psomiadis spoke with journalists during a campaign stop in Thrace, where he was asked about the recent incident during which Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris punched Communist Party candidate Liana Kanelli on live TV.

“Personally, I’m not bothered by Chrysi Avgi, apart from any extreme behaviour, which I condemn,” said Psomiadis, who was brought back into the ND fold for these elections after losing his post last year after being found guilty of cancelling a fine for a gas station while he was Thessaloniki prefect.

Psomiadis is then reported to have told reporters that ND would perform well in Thrace as it was attracting support from “sibling center right parties” such as Democratic Alliance, Independent Greeks, Drasi and Chrysi Avgi. He added that he was in talks with members of the far right part in a bid to convince them to move to ND.

SYRIZA responded to press reports of Psomiadis’s comments by saying that they “can only fill with fear citizens with the slightest democratic sensitivities.”

The leftists and New Democracy had clashed earlier when the conservatives accused SYRIZA of placing a candidate on its election list that had spoken out in favor of an armed rebellion.

ND said SYRIZA included Ifikratis Amyras, who is seen in a video available online calling on small groups of people to use “Moltov cocktails, knives and clubs” against the “forces of occupation”, in its list of candidates.

SYRIZA responded by saying that Amyras had nothing to do with the party but ND spokesman Yiannis Michelakis insisted that the leftists should make it clear if they had ousted him from the party.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday June 10, 2012 (12:35)  
Finance Ministry officials to discuss talks progress as EU pushes for action
Trial of suspects in Salamina torture case starts
Turkish seismic research vessel leaves Cyprus EEZ
Mother of Conspiracy convict released, girlfriend remains in custody
Business sentiment in decline
Business sentiment and consumer confidence were in decline in March, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) and published on Tu...
Ministry headache over T-bills
The Finance Ministry is trying to find a solution to cover treasury bills to be issued next Wednesday, while the payment of the next tranche to the International Monetary Fund the following ...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
AEK could get a wild card to the Euroleague
AEK shows capable of climbing as high as third in the Basket League, as its 16-point home win over third-placed Aris on Sunday confirmed it can challenge both Aris and PAOK to the first spot...
SOCCER
Cyprus soccer eyes reunion after 60-year divorce
Turkish Cypriot soccer officials on Monday vowed to press ahead with attempts to reunite with the Cyprus Football Association, (CFA), triggering a political storm on the ethnically-split isl...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Amateur antics or overstepping the mark?
There are 149 plus two reasons why those who have been watching SYRIZA’s progress since its start cannot and never will be able to stomach the leftist party’s coalition with Independent Gree...
EDITORIAL
A pointless debate
Monday’s parliamentary debate between the country’s political leaders left a lot to be desired. There was no information whatsoever about the coalition government’s proposed reforms or the p...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. AEK could get a wild card to the Euroleague
2. Business sentiment in decline
3. Ministry headache over T-bills
4. Lafazanis reaches preliminary energy package deal in Russia
5. Bank recap cash can’t be used for other purposes
6. EIB said to have frozen funding
more news
Today
This Week
1. Amateur antics or overstepping the mark?
2. Parliamentary speaker prompts ND walkout, anger from PASOK, Potami
3. Investment guru Mark Mobius rules out Grexit, advises sell-offs
4. Greece, EU/IMF lenders end round of technical talks without deal
5. A pointless debate
6. Greek government proposes measures worth 3.7 bln
Today
This Week
1. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
2. Eurogroup unlikely to be held soon to discuss Greek reforms
3. Moscow expects progress from Tsipras visit
4. Some more equal than others
5. Greece to present reforms by Monday, says gov't spokesman [Update]
6. Greece optimistic on deal with euro area next week
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.