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George Papaconstantinou: An Insider's View of the Greek Crisis

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  • Tue 15 Nov 2016 11.30 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2016-11-15 11:30 2016-11-15 13:00 Europe/Paris George Papaconstantinou: An Insider's View of the Greek Crisis

George Papaconstantinou, former Finance Minister of Greece and author of ‘Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis’, was the point man in the Greek economic and financial crisis. In this seminar he presents his new book and gives us the insider's view of the Greek Crisis as experienced by him.

When he became Finance Minister in October 2009, he uncovered the true extent of Greece’s fiscal troubles, went on to participate in the European discussions and efforts to create a support mechanism for Greece, and negotiated the 110 billion euro loan agreement with the EU and the IMF, together with the package of fiscal, structural and financial policies which went along with the largest loan ever received by a country.

During his tenure as Finance Minister in this critical period for Greece and Europe, he overhauled the budget process, put in place expenditure monitoring and assessment mechanisms, and created an independent statistical authority; embarked on tax reform, with legislative and organisational changes to combat tax evasion; implemented wide-ranging structural reforms in product, service and financial markets; and designed a large-scale privatisation programme.

Chair: Miguel Maduro

Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

George Papaconstantinou, former Finance Minister of Greece and author of ‘Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis’, was the point man in the Greek economic and financial crisis. In this seminar he presents his new book and gives us the insider's view of the Greek Crisis as experienced by him.

When he became Finance Minister in October 2009, he uncovered the true extent of Greece’s fiscal troubles, went on to participate in the European discussions and efforts to create a support mechanism for Greece, and negotiated the 110 billion euro loan agreement with the EU and the IMF, together with the package of fiscal, structural and financial policies which went along with the largest loan ever received by a country.

During his tenure as Finance Minister in this critical period for Greece and Europe, he overhauled the budget process, put in place expenditure monitoring and assessment mechanisms, and created an independent statistical authority; embarked on tax reform, with legislative and organisational changes to combat tax evasion; implemented wide-ranging structural reforms in product, service and financial markets; and designed a large-scale privatisation programme.

Chair: Miguel Maduro


Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Seminar

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