May 9, 1989 |
Greek and U.S. negotiators Monday began a 17th round of talks on U.S. military bases in Greece, the last set of discussions before the June 18 national elections. The previous talks ended April 14 with "no notable progress made," a government spokesman said. Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou reiterated Saturday during a pre-election speech that a national referendum would determine the future of the bases if an agreement was reached by the two governments. The five-year base agreement expired Dec. 20.
November 9, 1987 |
Talks on the future of U.S. military bases on Greek soil open today, but diplomats and officials said they do not expect any substantial progress until next year. Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou and Foreign Ministry officials have said the negotations will be long and difficult. They must be completed by next July 31 or a 1983 U.S.-Greek defense agreement will expire, Greek government spokesman Yannis Roubatis said.
June 29, 1987
Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou threatened to cancel scheduled talks to renew leases on U.S. military bases in Greece due to expire in December, 1988, unless Washington withdraws a charge that his government negotiated with terrorist organizations. Greek officials said the United States charged their country with holding talks with terrorist groups to avert possible attacks on Greek targets. U.S. Ambassador Robert V.
June 10, 1989 |
An Athens court on Friday granted Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou a divorce, ending a 38-year marriage to his American-born wife, Margaret, a court spokesman said. The court issued the divorce on the basis of a suit Papandreou filed March 30 saying the couple had been separated for at least four years, the spokesman said on condition of anonymity. The 70-year-old Papandreou has been living with former airline attendant Dimitra Liani, 35, since October. Papandreou married the former Margaret Chant, 66, of Elmhurst, Ill., in 1951.
May 24, 1989 |
Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, whose affair with an airline stewardess has hurt his party in the opinion polls, could marry his girlfriend before next month's elections, lawyers said today. Papandreou, 70, filed a new petition for divorce Tuesday and his American wife, Margaret, appeared to agree unconditionally to end their 39-year marriage by mutual consent. "I will bring no obstacles in the divorce. The sooner this case ends the better," she told reporters after her husband's petition was filed in an Athens court.