Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras on Tuesday urged his 'shadow ministers' to be productive and have a fighting spirit, in the first meeting of the shadow cabinet since the 'reshuffle' announced by the party leader in early January.

Samaras said that such meetings will be held on a regular basis while, once a month, the party secretaries will also attend the sessions.

"It is our obligation to have a fighting spirit," Samaras said, and urged the ND officials to exercise fruitful and productive opposition, which is what the people demand.

Samaras further said that the ND policies will be decided collectively so that there will be a single policy line and coordination. "We must wage the battle united," he said, and called on them to wage the fight with modern ideas "that lead to the Greece we envision".

ND leader Samaras met with representatives of medical associations

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras on Tuesday met with representatives of six medical associations, in a meeting that he requested himself.

The ND president was briefed on their positions as regards the draft healthcare law currently discussed in parliament and outlined the positions of his party on the proposed legislation, which will be voted down by ND in its first reading.