Update: Friday Dec 21, 2012

> GOVERNMENT’S NEXT STEPS

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is planning the government’s next steps wanting to harness the good international climate towards Greece in order to create jobs and the conditions for the recovery of the Greek economy, protothema.gr writes…

> FINMIN: CRITICAL YEAR AHEAD

Greece is facing a critical year that hinges on its three-party ruling coalition sticking together and following the bailout programme agreed with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said in the Financial Times

> THE LAGARDE LIST

The SYRIZA proposal for an inquiry or preliminary committee to deal with the Lagarde list was misunderstood by the Golden Dawn, which indicated in its announcement that it had mistakenly voted against it…

> PROSPECTS

“A prospect now exists to exit the economic crisis and move towards recovery and development in order to hand our country over to the next generations for a better future,” President Karolos Papoulias said yesterday in a holiday message to the Greeks abroad…

> GREEKS LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT ABROAD

Almost half of working-age Greeks, or 49%, are looking for employment abroad, a survey by the Greek office of recruitment specialists Adecco indicates, Capital.gr reports…