Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is visiting Frankfurt where he will address an Economist Conference titled “Greece: A comeback to the financial markets?”
Although there is no official information from the Finance Ministry on who Mr. Tsakalotos’s schedule and meetings in Frankfurt, according to IBNA sources, reveal the Greek minister will hold some exploratory contacts with European Central Bank officials; however, the name of ECB president is not mentioned even though there are indications that a meeting with him will go ahead.
Euclid Tsakalotos – who travelled to the German city alone to participate in the Economist Conference – appears to have entirely assumed the responsibility of concluding the negotiation with creditors, therefore he is certain to hold talks.
The significance of the Economist Conference and the role it will play in the shaping of a picture of how negotiations are proceeding is reflected in the list of participants who are high-ranking players in the talks, representing all of Greece’s creditor institutions.
According to the Conference’s schedule, the following will participate:
Joan Hoey, regional director, Europe, Economist Intelligence Unit
Mark Weinmeister, state secretary for European affairs of Hessen
Michael Maillis, president, Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ΑΗΚ)
Benoit Coeure, member of the executive board, European Central Bank
Euclid Tsakalotos, minister of finance, Greece
Pierre Moscovici, European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs (videotaped message)
Paul Β. Kazarian, founder, chief executive officer and chairman, Japonica Partners
Yannis Stournaras, governor, Bank of Greece
George Tsopelas, senior partner and managing director, McKinsey & Co. Greece & Cyprus
Declan Costello, mission chief for Greece, European Commission
Nicola Giammarioli, mission chief for Greece, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
Rudiger Freiherr von Rosen, president, Frankfurter Gesellschaft, former president, Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Lars Feld, director, Walter Eucken Institute, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, chair for economic policy and constitutional economics, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Georgios Triantafyllou, executive director, investment banking services Greece and southeastern Europe, Goldman Sachs
Colin Ellis, managing director, chief credit officer EMEA, Moody’s Investors Service
Socrates Lazaridis, chief executive officer, Athens Exchange Group
Alexis Charitsis, alternate minister of economy and development, Greece
Pantelis Boumbouras, president & founder, Gefest, Ukraine
Jochen Biedermann, senior adviser, Frankfurt Main Finance
Constantinos Angelopoulos, director of investment promotion, Enterprise Greece
Antonis Metaxas, managing partner, Metaxas and Associates law firm
Dimitri Kamargiannis, management consultant/IBNA
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