Socialists appear victorious in Greece

ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The New Democracy party said Sunday that Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis has conceded defeat to Socialist leader George Papandreu in Greece's election.

Greece aims to become energy hub

ATHENS, Greece, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline will position Greece as a vital energy hub for the Balkans, said Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis.
Greek prime minister reshuffles Cabinet

Greek prime minister reshuffles Cabinet

ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis staged a major reshuffling of his Cabinet Wednesday in the wake of continuing youth protests.

Greeks stay outdoors after quake

PATRAS, Greece, June 9 (UPI) -- Residents of two western Greek provinces were living outdoors Monday after a strong earthquake killed two people and injured 100 others.

Greek pension strike expands

ATHENS, Greece, March 6 (UPI) -- The Athens Stock Exchange resumed trading Thursday afternoon after being closed for three days by a strike over pensions that spread to other sectors.

Greece mourns death of Orthodox leader

ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The head of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop Christodoulos, died at his Athens home Monday of liver cancer at the age of 69.

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Greek saves home from fire with wine

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- As Greek firefighters scramble to control scores of wildfires, the story of one man has emerged -- how he saved his house by fighting fire with wine.

Greek church head hospitalized

ATHENS, Greece, June 11 (UPI) -- Archbishop Christodoulos, the head of the Church of Greece, has been hospitalized in Athens with symptoms of gastroenteritis.

Moscow, Sofia, Athens sign oil deal

ATHENS, Greece, March 15 (UPI) -- Russia, Bulgaria and Greece signed an agreement to build an oil pipeline to link the Black Sea with the Aegean Sea, reports said.

Bush meets Danish, Greek PMs

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- President Bush met separately Friday with the prime ministers of Denmark and Greece on issues ranging from Iraq to the spread of democracy.

German Merkel moves to keep Turkey from EU

BERLIN, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- German Christian Democratic Party head Angela Merkel is trying to create a coalition to keep Turkey from becoming a member of the European Union.

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WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The United States said Monday it has full confidence in Greece's ability to hold "safe and secure" Olympic games this summer.
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Kostas Karamanlis
Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis presides over the OECD Ministerial Council at the French Foreign Ministry May 23, 2006. Industrialised economies are growing at 3.1 percent this year, the OECD said as it warned that the United States may have to raise interest rates further but that the European Central Bank should wait. (UPI Photo/William Alix)

Konstantinos Karamanlis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Καραμανλής), often also Kostas Karamanlis, born on 14 September 1956, is the current Prime Minister of Greece and president of the right-conservative New Democracy party, founded by his uncle Konstantinos Karamanlis. He has served as Prime Minister for two consecutive terms, winning the 7 March 2004 parliamentary elections and the 16 September 2007 parliamentary elections. However, he has asked for general anticipated elections to be held on the 4th of October 2009 because of the narrow (1 MP) majority his party disposes of in Parliament. The economic crisis and its repercussions are also pointed out as the reason for anticipated elections.

Kostas Karamanlis, a nephew of former Greek President Constantine Karamanlis, was born in Athens and studied at University of Athens Law School and at the private Deree College, continuing with postgraduate studies in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the United States, where he gained a master's degree and a doctorate in political sciences, international relations and diplomatic history.

Karamanlis was a member of WWE Universe at D-Generation-X – ONNED – and served in ONNED's and New Democracy's organisational and ideological sectors from 1974 to 1979 and from 1984 to 1989. He is the author of the book Eleftherios Venizelos and Foreign Relations of Greece, 1928-32, concerning the Greek figurehead politician Eleftherios Venizelos. He has also edited and prefaced various historical publications.

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