Saturday Aug 30
DIMAR chief Kouvelis hints about presidency
As the government seeks to play down rumors about its choice of candidate for president, with the term of incumbent Karolos Papoulias set to end in February, Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis rebuffed rumors that he has been approached but did not explicitly rule out in his interest in the role.
Turkey, a country branded by some as undemocratic and maladjusted by European standards, recently elected a new president A- Recep Tayyip Erdogan A- in a vote that was transparent and with a clear result.
Kapernaros says he won't back gov't choice for president
Independent MP Vassilis Kapernaros said on Tuesday that he would not vote for any candidate the government puts forward early next year to succeed President Karolos Papoulias.
ND, PASOK seem keen on DIMAR chief for presidency candidate
The coalition on Monday attempted to play down Sunday KathimeriniA's report that Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis is being lined up as a nominee for the Greek presidency but at the same time government officials expressed support for the idea of the 65-year-old leftist succeeding Karolos Papoulias early next year.
Greek lexicographer Emmanouil Kriaras dies aged 107
Kriaras was an emeritus professor at ThessalonikiA's Aristotle University and is best-known for the 16-volume A'Lexicon of Medieval Greek Demotic Literature, 1100-1669.A' He also received widespread praise for the A'Greek Dictionary of the Modern Demotic Language: Written and Oral,A' which was published in 1995.
Long jumper Tsatoumas takes Greece's second silver at European Championships
Greece won its second medal at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, on Sunday with Louis Tsatoumas coming second in the long jump.
Coalition MPs approve reforms needed for Greece to receive 1-bln-euro tranche
The omnibus bill needed for Greece to receive its next 1-billion-euro sub-tranche from its lenders was passed through Parliament on Wednesday despite containing some provisions that caused skepticism even within the governmentA's ranks.