BoG Gov Stournaras: IMF should leave Greek bailout program if it wants
Greece’s influential central banker was quoted on Sunday as saying that the IMF should not be persuaded otherwise if it wants to exit the Greek program, fueling speculation ahead of negotiations aimed to conclude the third review of the ongoing bailout.
“If it (IMF) wants to leave, then it should leave … we don’t need them,” Bank of Greece (BoG) Gov. Yannis Stournaras was quoted as saying by the Athens weekly “To Vima”.
Stournaras’ high-profile statement was carried a day before the Euro Working Group will convene on Monday, a session that is expected to mark the commencement of negotiations.
Stournaras has previously served as a top economic aide to the one-time Simitis government in the run-up to Greece’s joining the common Euro zone in 2002, followed by a stint as president of one-time Emporiki Bank before assuming the post of finance minister in the previous Samaras coalition government. His assumption of the independent BoG’s helm preceded leftist SYRIZA party’s landslide victory in January 2015.
You may be interested
Over A Billion Were Unwilling To Get Vaccinated In 2020 – What about the Greeks (infographic)Panos - May 06, 2021
Gallup recently published a poll showing that the share of people around the world willing to get vaccinated against Covid-19…
The Real Star Wars Universe – The countries the global franchise was shot in (infographic)Panos - May 06, 2021
May the fourth was a good day for fans of the Star Wars franchise and wordplay so, being both of…
1,200-Year-Old Children’s Hand Prints Found in Mexican CavePanos - May 06, 2021
Reuters reports that 137 handprints have been found on the walls of a subterranean cave on the northern tip of Mexico’s…