December 1, 1995 |
Doctors flown in from abroad to help treat ailing Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, hooked up to life-support systems, said Thursday that he still has a fighting chance. "There is a chance of the prime minister recovering," said Magdi Yacoub, a British surgeon who performed open heart surgery on Papandreou in 1988. But he said any recovery would not be "immediate or in the very near future."
June 4, 1990 |
The retired president of the University of Oregon, who has been linked to the ex-wife of former Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, says he's moving to Greece for good. "The truth of the matter is that Athens has something that Eugene doesn't have," said Paul Olum. "And I don't mean the Acropolis." He said he'll leave Oregon by the end of the month. Close friends have guessed for months that Olum, 71, was becoming romantic about Margaret Papandreou, The Oregonian newspaper reported today.
June 17, 1989 |
Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, whose tangled love life has become the best-watched soap opera in Greece, finally got his divorce Friday. The 70-year-old prime minister can now go ahead with plans to marry former Olympic Airways flight attendant Dimitra Liani, 35, who has acted as Greece's unofficial first lady for the past 10 months. Papandreou's bitter public argument with his American-born wife, Margaret, has been splashed across newspaper front pages for months and is a favorite theme in satirical cabaret skits.
June 24, 1989 |
President Christos Sartzetakis called caretaker Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, who is hospitalized with pneumonia, Friday and offered him a mandate to form a government after the conservative party failed to induce a Communist-led grouping into joining a coalition. Conservative leader Constantine Mitsotakis, who received the mandate Tuesday, said the Coalition of Left and Progress had rejected an offer of more than they had asked for, including the Ministries of Justice and the Interior.
January 23, 1987 |
Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou told Parliament today that Greece will not leave NATO and that he plans to renegotiate the presence of U.S. military bases in Greece. During a debate on national defense, Greece's Socialist prime minister said, "We are not pulling out of NATO for reasons of national security and because with such a move, war with Turkey might become inevitable, and not because we believe in a future clash between East and West."
December 6, 1985 |
Five Greeks have been arrested on spying charges partly as the result of information supplied by a Soviet diplomat who defected to the United States, Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou said today. Papandreou, who has moved to forge close ties between his Socialist government and the Kremlin, said the accused men had not leaked significant information. The government announced the arrest of three people--a naval officer and two electronics experts--as possible spies in September.
September 15, 1988 |
Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou will divorce his American wife of 37 years when he returns from heart surgery in Britain, a government spokesman said today. Papandreou's love life has dominated the Greek political scene since early this week when he was photographed holding hands with former Olympic Airways stewardess Dimitra Liani while walking in a London hospital garden.
April 14, 1985
Robert Toth's important article (March 25) on Eastern Europe analyzes how Hungary, East Germany and Romania are exerting a moderating influence on the Soviet Union. Because Soviet nuclear weapons in their midst are making them the target of Western nuclear weapons, those three countries are seeking to dampen the escalating arms race between the East and West, and to reverse the division of their continent into the mutually hostile NATO and Warsaw Pact camps. Naturally, we approve of this "moderating" role of the small Eastern European states within the Warsaw Pact group.