No, ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn did not come to Athens to lend a helping hand and advice the Greeks how to deal with the country’s international lenders. DSK came on private visit and had really good time, several Greek news portals reported on Thursday, posting pictures and videos.
DSK – TLife reporter
In an article with the mysterious title “Attention! DSK in Athens“, Proto Thema says that he stays in a hotel in Plaka and that on Wednesday night he entertained himself in a night-club in Glyfada, a noble suburb in the south of the Greek capital.
TLife was lucky to have an own reporter and photographer on the spot. “DSK was at 11 p.m. in the night-club with a couple from France. He was relaxed and in good mood and seemed to have left behind all the scandals”. The owner of the night-club described the VIP guest as “Good manners, polite, a gentleman.”
More less at the same time the beaming magician from France was enjoying a drink at a hotel bar in the company of a … blond. In downtown Athens, some 8 km away. In a detailed report Zougla.gr writes that the pair was picked up by a young man, and that DSK returned to the hotel at 5 in the morning. Also that he left this morning the Greek capital with a Lexus taking him to the airport.
I assume, he met friends in the hotel (Athens), then they went together to the night-club (Glyfada). I may also did not read carefully the memorable reports. Fact is he was on what it seems to be a short and very private visit in Athens, and had no time to meet old friends like ex prime ministers or former finance ministers.
If they want his advise, they can meet DSK in his newly established international consultacy company in Paris.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 63, was head of International Monetary Fund and a presidential favourite in France before he was arrested on charges of sexual assault on a hotel maid in New York in May 2011. The charges were dropped later, but his political career was over.