Thursday, June 04, 2009

New Democracy rally in Thessaloniki for the European elections

New Democracy rally in Thessaloniki for the European elections, originally uploaded by Teacher Dude's BBQ.

Amidst torrential rain and lightning, Greek prime minister Kostas Karamanlis spoke to New Democracy supporters in the northern port city of Thessaloniki last night as part of the country's European election campaign .

Stressing foreign policy issues such as relations with Turkey and Greece's northern neighbour, Macedonia, Karamanlis sought to deflect criticism of the government's domestic record and play down the effects of a series of damaging corruption scandals which have rocked Greece over the last year.

Despite massive publicity bad weather and a general sense of disappointment with the performance of both major parties in the Greek parliament meant that turnout for yesterday's rally was lower than expected.

Greek prime minister addresses crowds in run up to Euro poll |

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sapphire said...

Macedonia is here and is greek!With capital city Thessaloniki!The little neightboring state is an albanoslavic mixture with no relation and connection with the ancient Macedonia,the land of Alexander the Great,which was greek and only.
The official name of the neightboring state is FYROM