Greek PM Samaras sends message of stability ahead of crunch talks with troika

Greek premier Antonis Samaras says he will “not allow democracy to succumb to criminal violence” in reference to the murder of two Golden Dawn party members in a drive-by shooting last weekend.

As crunch talks between the Greek government and the troika kick off in Athens on Tuesday, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was quick to provide assurances that the country’s government is stable.

“There must be stability and unity as well faith in Greece both from the Greek people and from abroad”, Samaras told Mega Channel in a televised interview.

Samaras reiterated that the sacrifices of the Greek people must be acknowledged by the country’s lenders, having pointed out however that the government is not at war with troika officials.

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