Greece’s former Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou will face a panel of judges after lawmakers voted in favor of indicting him over his handling of a list of Greeks with bank accounts in Switzerland.
It was 95 degrees Fahrenheit outside the Los Cabos conference center as President Barack Obama and fellow Group of 20 leaders pressed Chancellor Angela Merkel to take the heat out of the crisis-wracked euro area.
Just before Christmas, I met with former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou, and he talked about how excited he was to spend the holidays abroad, where -- unlike in Greece -- he could roam freely without a security detail. His holiday didn’t go quite as expected.
Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou expects European Union leaders will support decisions made earlier this month to stem the region’s debt crisis when they meet again at the end of the week, To Vima reported, citing an interview.
Europe needs to move quickly to firm up a European aid framework and restore confidence in financial markets, Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said in an interview with To Vima newspaper.