May 25, 1987 |
Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou said Sunday he will call a referendum on the presence of U.S. military bases in Greece if Washington asks to retain them after a current agreement expires in December, 1988. Under the 1983 accord, Washington maintains four major military installations and about 20 minor ones in Greece in return for providing Athens with $500 million in credits. Papandreou told Parliament that his government has made no commitment on the bases.
October 10, 1989
Your editorial "Progress, by Many Measures" (Sept. 26) notes the progress in Soviet arms negotiations. You give deserved credit to the Bush Administration for the "welcome willingness to talk candidly about the differences." However, you also state that the Soviet attitude was a direct result of the fact that they "could not hope to keep up with American advances in military technology if it diverted scarce resources to its civilian economy."
February 6, 1987
Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, a Socialist, replaced three top leftists in a shake-up that left his government more moderate. Papandreou said the main reason for the shuffle was to revitalize his ruling Pasok (Socialist) party, which fared badly in municipal elections last October.
August 8, 1991 |
Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis named a smaller Cabinet that he hopes will deal more efficiently with Greece's worsening economic problems. The new Cabinet, to be sworn in today, consists of 36 ministers and undersecretaries, seven fewer than the former lineup. Mitsotakis appointed composer Mikis Theodorakis, a former Communist, to the new post of minister of state. Theodorakis previously was minister without portfolio.
November 17, 1990 |
Poised uncomfortably between touchy Arab neighbors and new-found friends in Washington, the young conservative government of Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis is turning a cautious new page in Greece's confrontation with terrorism. Mitsotakis, who has personal loathing for terrorists, has ordered a trial in Athens for Mohammed Rashid, a 40-year-old jailed Palestinian accused of the 1982 in-flight bombing of an American jetliner over the Pacific.
January 12, 1992 |
Troubled Greece, sick man of the prospering new Europe, is headed for a new round of political turmoil with an old cast of characters. Former Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, a sharp-tongued socialist, is maneuvering for a political comeback, warring with renewed vigor against conservative Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis, who drove him from office in 1990 amid charges of massive corruption during eight years of spendthrift rule.
December 31, 1990 |
The Greek conservative government, battered by a storm of protest, Sunday dropped controversial plans to free from prison 13 military officers who seized power in 1967 and imposed a brutal seven-year dictatorship. A government announcement said the decision to back down from the pardons of leaders of the 1967-74 right-wing military government was made to avoid "political tension."