Lucas Papademos Biography

Lucas Papademos, Politician
Born asΛουκάς Παπαδήμος
Occup.Politician
FromGreece
BornOctober 11, 1947
Athens, Greece
Age76 years
Papadimos Loukas (Greek: Λουκάς ΠαπαδήμοςΛ ο υ κ ά ς Π α π α δ ή μ ο ς) is a Greek economic expert, a previous Governor of Greece and also Vice Head Of State of the European Central Bank. Papadimos received (10 november 2011) the mission to form a coalition federal government in Greece to be an acting government up until new political elections can be kept in February 2012.

Papadimos was enlightened at the Massachusetts Institute of Innovation in the USA. He graduated with bachelor's degree in physics, master's degree in electrical engineering and doctorate in business economics. Papadimos job from 1975 to 1984 at Columbia College in the USA. From 1988 to 1993 he was at the University of Athens. He has actually additionally been affiliated with Harvard College as well as Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Key. In 1985 he was primary economic expert at the Greek central bank, where he came to be Governor in 1994. In 2002 he left the Greek Reserve bank and also was vice-president of the European Reserve Bank. In 2010 he returned to Greece and also was a consultant to Head of state Papandreou.

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30 Famous quotes by Lucas Papademos

Small: I take office during the most difficult moment in the countrys recent history. The country can be saved
"I take office during the most difficult moment in the country's recent history. The country can be saved - it's up to us. I think it is obvious for those who support this government to undertake the commitment and ensure that our country's euro membership is not endangered"
Small: The ECBs interventions in sovereign bond markets should not be perceived or interpreted as a freebie fo
"The ECB's interventions in sovereign bond markets should not be perceived or interpreted as a 'freebie' for governments. They are temporary"
Small: I think its often discussed that leaving the Euro is an option for Greece. I think this is really not a
"I think it's often discussed that leaving the Euro is an option for Greece. I think this is really not an option"
Small: I thank all of those deputies who supported the government and gave it a vote of confidence. I believe
"I thank all of those deputies who supported the government and gave it a vote of confidence. I believe each of those votes represents a responsible decision to avoid placing our country's membership of the eurozone in danger"
Small: Greece could default on its debts and even exit currency bloc if it cannot deliver reforms
"Greece could default on its debts and even exit currency bloc if it cannot deliver reforms"
Small: And judging what is appropriate or not appropriate for a country, I think it is important in particular
"And judging what is appropriate or not appropriate for a country, I think it is important in particular in judging what is the appropriate economic policy framework, one should take into account the overall political environment and the institutional framework within which economic policy operates"
Small: The participation of our country in the eurozone is a guarantee for the countrys monetary stability. It
"The participation of our country in the eurozone is a guarantee for the country's monetary stability. It is a driver of financial prosperity"
Small: Our membership of the euro is a guarantee of monetary stability and creates the right conditions for su
"Our membership of the euro is a guarantee of monetary stability and creates the right conditions for sustainable growth. Our membership of the euro is the only choice"
Small: Our eurozone partners have made it clear: The choice is between staying in or getting out of the eurozo
"Our eurozone partners have made it clear: The choice is between staying in or getting out of the eurozone"
Small: I think the gains to be achieved by a combination of reforms and labor market adjustments are going to
"I think the gains to be achieved by a combination of reforms and labor market adjustments are going to be more permanent and will provide a basis for reducing unemployment and improving export performance, and sustaining growth, in a way that is more sound and permanent"
Small: My job will not be easy but I am convinced the problems will be solved in a quicker and more efficient
"My job will not be easy but I am convinced the problems will be solved in a quicker and more efficient way if there is unity and consensus"
Small: I think achieving a higher fiscal stability is also a very important condition for restoring an environ
"I think achieving a higher fiscal stability is also a very important condition for restoring an environment which is conducive to growth"
Small: I am confident that we can overcome this crisis, provided that we remain united in our effort to addres
"I am confident that we can overcome this crisis, provided that we remain united in our effort to address our debt and competitiveness problems. And I think that the Greek people are united; it's important also that the political forces are united in line with the will of the Greek people"
Small: I think the facts reveal that the European partners have taken extraordinary measures to help Greece ad
"I think the facts reveal that the European partners have taken extraordinary measures to help Greece address its problems"
Small: I am not a politician but I have dedicated the biggest part of my professional life to economic policy
"I am not a politician but I have dedicated the biggest part of my professional life to economic policy both in Greece and Europe"
Small: Governments cannot assume or expect that the ECB will always facilitate their funding independently of
"Governments cannot assume or expect that the ECB will always facilitate their funding independently of the achievement of their fiscal and other policy objectives"
Small: Delays in granting of justice very often reduce the speed with which investment could be undertaken, di
"Delays in granting of justice very often reduce the speed with which investment could be undertaken, discouraging investors"
Small: A very difficult year is ahead of us. We must continue our efforts with decisiveness, to stay in the eu
"A very difficult year is ahead of us. We must continue our efforts with decisiveness, to stay in the euro, to make sure we do not waste the sacrifices and do not turn the crisis into an uncontrolled and disastrous bankruptcy"
Small: In the 20 years before Greece end up with the Euro, efforts to improve competitiveness through exchange
"In the 20 years before Greece end up with the Euro, efforts to improve competitiveness through exchange rate and adjustments resulted only in temporary gains of competitiveness"
Small: Greece is at a crucial crossroads. The choices that are made and the policies that are enforced will ha
"Greece is at a crucial crossroads. The choices that are made and the policies that are enforced will have a decisive impact on the wellbeing of Greeks. The way forward will not be easy but the problems can be solved, and will be solved, if there is unity, co-operation and consensus"
Small: Dealing with Greeces problems will be more difficult if Greece is not a member of the eurozone
"Dealing with Greece's problems will be more difficult if Greece is not a member of the eurozone"
Small: More cuts were needed to avoid exiting the eurozone
"More cuts were needed to avoid exiting the eurozone"
Small: I am personally convinced - and I think the Greek people share this belief in a fundamental way - that
"I am personally convinced - and I think the Greek people share this belief in a fundamental way - that we can achieve fiscal consolidation more effectively and we can restore competitiveness in a more fundamental and permanent way within the euro area than outside"
Small: The government is determined to continue the process of fiscal consolidation and structural reform in o
"The government is determined to continue the process of fiscal consolidation and structural reform in order to secure sound public finances and improve the country's international competitiveness"
Small: So it wont be a surprise when the Greek default actually happens and we expect it one way or the other
"So it won't be a surprise when the Greek default actually happens and we expect it one way or the other to be relatively soon"
Small: Our position in Europe is not negotiable. The Greek people will defend it by all means. But participati
"Our position in Europe is not negotiable. The Greek people will defend it by all means. But participation in the euro involves rules and obligations, which we must consistently meet. Greece belongs to Europe and Europe cannot be envisaged without Greece"
Small: I am convinced that the public, large majority of the Greek people, realize that policies pursued in th
"I am convinced that the public, large majority of the Greek people, realize that policies pursued in the past and the market practices have to be changed, in order to improve the prospects of the Greek economy. So there is, I think, strong public support despite the increases in social tensions"
Small: The new co-operation government will do the best it can to address the countrys problems, and I believe
"The new co-operation government will do the best it can to address the country's problems, and I believe that with the co-operation of all - and the new government stresses this - and the unity of all, we will achieve that"
Small: The financial crisis in our country is not a passing storm. Given the size of the problems, our nationa
"The financial crisis in our country is not a passing storm. Given the size of the problems, our national effort will not be completed in 2012. It will take many years and will require the efforts and insistence of several governments"
Small: I think the funds that have been pledged at Euro Summit, combined with the outcome of the private secto
"I think the funds that have been pledged at Euro Summit, combined with the outcome of the private sector involvement process should be sufficient in order to support financially the Greek Economy"