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BAD TIMING Greek P.M. to Miss EU Summit Kostas Tsironis / AP Photo

Greek P.M. to Miss EU Summit

Newly named Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will not attend a summit of European Union leaders this week since he is still recovering from eye surgery, a government spokesman said Sunday. Greece is expected to ask the EU to ease the harsh terms of the bailout at the Brussels summit. Incoming finance minister Vassilis Rapanos will also miss the summit after being hospitalized Friday for intense abdominal pain and dizziness. Representing the Greek government will be Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos and outgoing Finance Minister George Zanias.

June 24, 2012 8:01 AM