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  Costas Simitis - Phantis
Constantinos Georgiou Simitis (born June 23, 1936), usually known as Costas Simitis, was Prime Minister of Greece and leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) from 1996 to 2004.
Costas Simitis was born in Piraeus to George Simitis, Professor at the School of Economic and Commercial Sciences and his wife Fani Christopoulos.
Simitis was elected leader of PASOK on June 30, defeating Akis Tsochatzopoulos) on a policy of support for the European Union.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Costas_Simitis   (652 words)

  
  Costas Simitis
Simitis was born in Piraeus and studied Law in Germany and economics at the London School of Economics.
Although Simitis was not a candidate for the Greek Parliament in the 1981 elections, he was nevertheless appointed Minister of Agriculture in the first PASOK government of that year.
On January 7 2004 Simitis announced his resignation and on January 8 he called elections for the position of party president to be held on February 8.
www.teachtime.com /en/wikipedia/c/co/costas_simitis.html   (456 words)

  
  Costas Simitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constantinos Simitis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Σημίτης) (born June 23, 1936), usually referred to as Costas Simitis, was Prime Minister of Greece and leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) from 1996 to 2004.
Costas Simitis was born in Piraeus to Georgios (George) Simitis, a Professor at the School of Economic and Commercial Sciences, and to his wife Fani (nee Christopoulou).
Simitis was elected leader of PASOK on June 30, defeating Akis Tsochatzopoulos on a platform of support for the European Union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Costas_Simitis   (1447 words)

  
 Costas Simitis - Encyclopedia.com
Returning to Greece in the 1970s, Simitis joined the government as a member of parliament from Piraeus and subsequently served in a number of ministerial posts, notably minister of industry and commerce (1993-96).
Simitis moved Pasok toward the center and undertook austerity measures that paved the way for Greece's adoption of the euro.
Simitis was succeeded as party leader by George Papandreou (1952-) in 2004.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-SimitisC.html   (989 words)

  
 Costas Simitis
Upon returning to Greece in the seventies Simitis joined the government as a member of parliament from Piraeus and served in a number of ministerial posts, notably Minister of Industry and Commerce.
After Papandreou's death in June, Simitis was elected party leader, moving PASOK toward the center and undertaking austerity measures that paved the way for Greece's adoption of the euro in January 2001.
Simitis' government was responsible for the preparations for the 2004 Olympics though several months before the games he steps down as leader due to falling popularity and is replaced by George Papandreou, son of the founder of PASOK.
www.ahistoryofgreece.com /biography/simitis.htm   (187 words)

  
 Costas Simitis - Prime Minister of Greece
Costas Simitis was elected prime minister of Greece in April 2000 after his Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) narrowly beat the centre-right New Democracy (ND).
Simitis was born in Athens on 23 June 1936.
In 1971, Simitis was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Kostanz in Germany.
www.setimes.com /cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/infoBios/setimes/resource_centre/bio-archive/simitis_costas   (293 words)

  
 Costas Simitis
Simitis was elected leader of PASOK on June 30.
Simitis was succeeded as PASOK leader by then-Minister of Foreign Affairs George Papandreou.
Simitis is largely known in Greece for his political philosophy which is known as Eksynchronismos ("modernization") which focuses on extensive public investment and infrastructure works as well as economic and labor reforms.
www.mlahanas.de /Greece/History/Portraits/CostasSimitis.html   (792 words)

  
 Simitis, Costas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Returning to Greece in the 1970s, Simitis joined the government as a member of parliament from Piraeus and subsequently served in a number of ministerial posts, notably minister of industry and commerce (1993–96).
Simitis moved Pasok toward the center and undertook austerity measures that paved the way for Greece’s adoption of the euro.
Simitis was succeeded as party leader by George Papandreou (1952–) in 2004.
www.bartleby.com /65/si/SimitisC.html   (230 words)

  
 Costas Simitis Details, Meaning Costas Simitis Article and Explanation Guide
Constantinos Georgiou Simitis (born June 23, 1936), usually known as Costas Simitis, was Prime Minister of Greece and leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) from 1996 to 2004.
Costas Simitis was born in Piraeus to George Simitis, Professor at the School of Economic and Commercial Sciences and his wife Fani Christopoulos.
Simitis was elected leader of PASOK on June 30, defeating Apostolos Tsochatzopoulos (better known as Akis Tsochatzopoulos) on a policy of support for the European Union.
www.e-paranoids.com /c/co/costas_simitis.html   (604 words)

  
 Newsletter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Simitis spoke of the establishment of a ''bizonal, bicommunal federation with one international representation, one sovereignty and one citizenship, that respects the human rights in conjunction with the (European Union) acquis communautaire''.
Simitis also said that the Annan plan provisions include difficult points as well, noting that ''during this phase it is not expedient or correct to make piecemeal evaluations of every provision, since the complete balance of the solution that can be achieved is of importance''.
Simitis also said that Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot side were those under pressure following the release of the Annan plan and the prospect of Cyprus' EU membership, which he said would be finalised at the EU summit in Copenhagen on December 12 without being conditional on a prior solution of Cyprus' political problem.
www.pasok.gr /gr/newsletter/ShowNewsDoc.asp?id=479&newsID=78   (1119 words)

  
 Costas Simitis News - The New York Times
Greece's Foreign Minister George Papandreou formally declares his candidacy for Prime Minister to replace Costas Simitis as leader of Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement party; general election is scheduled for March 7; photo
Greece's Prime Minister Costas Simitis shuffles his cabinet, except for posts of finance, foreign affairs and preparation for 2004 Olympics
Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis orders several members of his cabinet to resign, including Secretary General Costas Laliotis, in effort he says will help to chart new course for his Socialist government, which is losing support in public opinion polls
topics.nytimes.com /top/reference/timestopics/people/s/costas_simitis/index.html   (588 words)

  
 Costas Simitis
Simitis was born in Piraeus and studied Law in Germany and economics at the London School of Economics.
In 1996 on the resignation of Papandreou through ill-health Simitis was elected leader of PASOK, defeating left-wing candidates on a policy of support for the European Union.
On January 7 2004 Simitis announced his resignation and on January 8 he called elections for the position of party president to be held on February 8.
www.informationquickfind.com /c/co/costas_simitis.html   (983 words)

  
 Question and Answer Session with Costas Simitis - Council on Foreign Relations
We have always said that Kosovo must have a large autonomy, and we were against—I want to stress this—when the partition or the change in Yugoslavia began, we were always against a change of the status of Yugoslavia.
SIMITIS: You said at the beginning that there are some wavering governments, the Italian and the Greek governments.
SIMITIS: There were elections in Turkey last Sunday, and the Nationalistic Party of the late Mr.
www.cfr.org /publication/3137/question_and_answer_session_with_costas_simitis.html   (2592 words)

  
 Simitis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When one reads the speech, one will get the impression that Simitis is talking to a group of blockheads who are blissfully unaware of the threat to Hellas' institutions, her family structures, her traditions, and her very existence as a homogeneous entity that he and his Marxist cronies have inflicted upon her.
Comrade Simitis' meeting with George W. Bush in early January of '02 was "cordial and productive." This from Simitis himself at a press conference with Greek reporters held after the meeting.
Comrade Simitis mentioned Dassén's cultural contributions (?) to Hellenism (!), and announced that his government planned to declare Dassén an "Honorary Hellene," and not a "multicultural citizen of the world," which was rather strange considering the dominant theme of his speech.
www.grecoreport.com /simitis.htm   (2386 words)

  
 MOFA: Visit to Japan of His Excellency Mr. Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic and Mrs. Simitis ...
Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic and Mrs.
Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic paid an Official Visit to Japan from March 3 to 8, 2002.
Simitis were received in audience by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan.
www.mofa.go.jp /region/europe/greece/pmv0203/result.html   (571 words)

  
 Athens News
Simitis' need to defend and glorify his record so soon is due to a combination of how he left power - abdicating the party leadership to George Papandreou two months before the 2004 elections amidst dismal polls and heightened party and external pressures - and his assessment of the current political climate.
Simitis' account of the 1996 Imia crisis - which brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war - was viewed by many as equally self-serving.
Simitis also refuses any responsibility for the fiasco with the Annan plan, where the Greek side accepted UN arbitration and then the Greek-Cypriots were blasted for rejecting the resulting plan in a referendum.
www.athensnews.gr /athweb/nathens.prnt_article?e=C&f=13156&t=01&m=A03&aa=1   (974 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Costas Simitis (Modern Greek History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A lawyer, he was involved in activities against the Greek junta, avoided arrest by fleeing abroad in the late 1960s, and became a law professor in Germany (1971–75).
Returning to Greece in the 1970s, Simitis joined the government as a member of parliament from Piraeus (1985–) and subsequently served in a number of ministerial posts, notably minister of industry and commerce (1993–96).
Simitis moved Pasok toward the center and undertook austerity measures that paved the way for Greece's adoption of the euro.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/SimitisC.html   (286 words)

  
 general elections in greece March 7th 2004
During its last session and a solemn ceremony on 10th February with the Prime Minister Costas Simitis, leaders of the political parties, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Tassos Papadopoulos and the Cypriot authorities in attendance, Parliament ratified the European Union’s enlargement treaty.
Costas Simitis enabled his party to regain power in that same year and to maintain this during the general elections on 12th April 2000.
Costas Simitis will be replaced as leader of the Social Democrats by George Papandreou, son of Andreas, the founding father of PASOK, and grandson of George Papandreou, the great leftwing post war leader, both former Prime Ministers.
www.robert-schuman.org /anglais/oee/grece/default.htm   (1530 words)

  
 News from Greece
Simitis did not respond directly, but the prosecutor's office accused Christos Lambrakis, publisher of To Vima as well as of the Athens News, of being in contravention of a law which forbids media owners from being government suppliers.
Simitis' father, George, was a leader of the communist youth movement during the same period.
Costas Simitis grew up in the shadow of the royal family (his father was a lawyer for Princes Nicholas and Christoforos, who baptised Costas) becoming a socialist, (though not a communist, much to his mother's chagrin, according to some family friends).
www.helleniccomserve.com /archivedgreeknews18.html   (932 words)

  
 Biographies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Costas Simitis, a professor at Panteios University of Athens, was born on 26th June 1936 at Piraeus and studied Law and Economics in Germany and England.
Costas Simitis was a member of the first Executive Office and the first Central Committee of PASOK.
Costas Simitis is considered to be the conveyor of the Democratic Socialist Current in PASOK, and the leader to a European direction of the country as well as an advocate of the modernisation of the political system.
www.hri.org /MPA/bios/simitis.html   (444 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Greece's premier seeks early elections in bid for party to hold power ahead ...
Simitis made the request for March 7 parliamentary elections after announcing he would step down as leader of the party that has governed Greece for all but three years since 1981.
Simitis took over the Socialist leadership in 1996 shortly before the death of Andreas Papandreou, the party founder and father of the foreign minister.
Simitis' decision to step down as party leader and not run for the post of premier was unprecedented in post-World War II Greek politics.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040107-0427-greece-politics.html   (663 words)

  
 ekathimerini.com | Costas Simitis’s long shadow
But Simitis was able to cement his position and he went on to defy the conviction that PASOK was but a Papandreou vehicle and would fall apart after its founder’s death.
Simitis, who was known for his seriousness, his consensus-seeking ways and for being a stickler for procedure, was the perfect antidote to this.
Simitis and Papandreou worked closely in making a success of Greece’s EU presidency during the first half of last year, at perhaps the most difficult time that the Union has had to face, with open divisions among members regarding policy vis-a-vis the United States.
www.ekathimerini.com /4dcgi/_w_articles_columns_7642686_17/01/2004_38514   (1558 words)

  
 The Hindu : Greece closer to E.U. with Simitis' election
Costas Simitis, who won a second mandate as the Greek Prime Minister yesterday, is a tested leader who brought Greece to the brink of joining Europe's monetary union and improved relations with arch-rival Turkey.
Simitis, 64, is a methodical worker who changed the face of his Pasok party from a die-hard socialist group in the 1980s to a market-oriented centrist party.
Simitis is the son of a Piraeus lawyer and grew up in a well- off, progressive family, where the first seeds of his leftist views were sown.
www.hinduonnet.com /2000/04/11/stories/03110007.htm   (498 words)

  
 Greece: Social Democracy near collapse
Simitis also made important changes to the composition of the government, moving hard-line modernizers into all the crucial ministries and demoting traditional social democrats, who represent a continuation from the 1970s and especially the 1980s when PASOK first came to power, to secondary positions.
So in April 2002, when the Simitis government introduced its new plan for implementing the social welfare reforms demanded by the bosses, it proposed that the changes be accomplished in stages.
So the Simitis government is caught between two large, opposing forces: on the one hand, the capitalists, who demand the speedup of the neoliberal agenda; on the other hand, the labor movement, which hasn't given in yet by anyone's estimation, even when it remains silent or is represented by only sporadic strikes.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Europe/Greece_SocDemo_Collapse.html   (1452 words)

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