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    I do not want Greece to become the negative paradigm for the others - i.e., "make sure you follow exactly what we tell you, otherwise you will be like Greece."
    — Antonis Samaras
    We believe that what they call "Grexit" [a Greek exit from the eurozone] is not an option for us.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: believe 
     
    We have decreased the salaries of everybody who partakes in politics, from the president to the prime minister to the MPs [members of Parliament]. We have cut expenditures that have to do with parliament. Everybody knows we are serious.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: politics 
     
    I have always believed that this idea of having a nation go through this very painful five or six years of continuous recession with high unemployment would be detrimental for the economy and the society.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: society  ideas  year 
     
    Very serious mistakes were made by previous governments, and Greece was ready to be abandoned by its partners and to leave the eurozone, which would have created total catastrophe.
    — Antonis Samaras
    There are going to be a lot of problems with social cohesion. We are already cutting down everything to the bone. Unless there is light at the end of the tunnel.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: problem 
     
    We are a pivotal part of the European Union. Any destabilization of Greece would totally rock the boat.
    — Antonis Samaras
    Illegal immigrants are already a very big problem for us. We are already taking big steps to disallow illegal immigrants from coming in.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: problem 
     
    During the socialist period, the government became too big. That created a crowding-out effect in the private economy, and it gave everybody the need to pay more taxes in order to finance this big government. We are against big government. We want a smaller and more efficient government.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: government  tax 
     
    There are many people abroad who want to help, who want to invest. We will give them the red-carpet treatment. We want them to realize that this is a land of opportunity. It always has been so, but we never allowed foreign investment to come into this country.
    — Antonis Samaras
    It was a culture that business is something bad - it was a leftist-oriented psychology. We have to break this. We are pro-business.
    — Antonis Samaras
    We shed blood to take the word `Grexit' away from the mouth of foreigners, and Syriza is bringing this word back to their mouths,
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: blood 
     
    Today is a new day for the land.
    — Antonis Samaras
    I cannot allow a third party to decide on my country's future.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: future 
     
    There are certainly delays in this year's agreed program, and we must quickly catch up. Let's not kid ourselves, there is still big waste in the public sector, and it must stop.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: kids  year 
     
    The best way for someone to govern is to set an example.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: example 
     
    Greece's position in Europe will not be put in doubt.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: doubt 
     
    Other countries have access to the markets, whereas Greece does not. Therefore, we have to get liquidity through the ECB.
    — Antonis Samaras
    I am fully aware of the critical moments we face as a country.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: moment 
     
    Our first goal is to stop the recession and start with recovery.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: recovery  goal 
     
    There is a mass of immigrants, a million of them without work. We will stop this invasion.
    — Antonis Samaras
    tags: work 
     
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