Special Meeting Between Papoulias and Samaras



papoulias-samarasPresident of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias had a special meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras after the oath of the new Education Minister Giorgos Stylios. Samaras informed Papoulias on the government’s discussions with the Troika in Paris, as well as on the upcoming NATO summit in Wales.

The meeting addressed various issues, one of which was the election of a new President of the Hellenic Republic. According to information, the Prime Minister believes that it is too soon to choose the person that will eventually replace Papoulias in the highest political office.

The meeting lasted 40 minutes and ended at 2pm. It took place one day before the NATO summit between the 28 country leaders of the Atlantic Alliance, where it is customary for the President of the Hellenic Republic and the Prime Minister to have a discussion in order to review the situation in regards to national issues.

It is possible that several Alliance members will attempt to raise the issue of Skopje’s integration into NATO, as well as the course of Greek-Turkish relations.