English Finance Minister FinMin2015 Greek Crisis Media Op-ed Project Syndicate Uncategorized

A New Deal for Greece – a Project Syndicate Op-Ed

For the Project Syndicate page click here. ATHENS – Three months of negotiations between the Greek government and our European and international partners have brought about much convergence on the steps needed to overcome years of economic crisis and to bring about sustained recovery in Greece. But they have not yet produced a deal. Why? […]

English European Crisis Finance Minister FinMin2015 Greek Crisis Talks Uncategorized

Presenting an agenda for Europe at AMBROSETTI (Lake Como, 14th March 2015)

Dear All, Ministerial duties have impeded my blogging of late. I am now breaking the silence since I have just given a talk that combines my previous work with my current endeavours. Here is the text of the talk I gave this morning at the Ambrosetti Conference on the theme of ‘An Agenda for Europe’. Long time […]

English Finance Minister FinMin2015 Missives from Syntagma Square Politics and Economics Uncategorized

A question of respect (or lack thereof)… – the Greek veto over Russia that never was

On the first day in our ministries, the power of the media to distort hit me again. The world’s press was full of reports on how the SYRIZA government’s first foreign policy ‘move’ was to veto fresh sanctions on Russia. Now, I am not qualified to speak on foreign affairs but, nonetheless, I must share […]