Outgoing Governor of Bank of Greece Giorgos Provopoulos certainly touched the heart of millions of Greek jobless and low-pensioners who shared with him more or less and for other reasons the nightmare of the Greek crisis. In the same mode like his successor Stournaras, Provopoulos claimed he spent sleepless nights during the Greek crisis.
During a ceremony on Wednesday, Provopoulos said
“I feel liberated because I had a very difficult time, with many sleepless nights where I didn’t know what the day will bring and what currency the country would have.”
I am really stunned Provopoulos didn’t have a clue what currency Greece could possibly have. Certainly not Dinar or Yen or Ruble. Most likely either Gyro or Drachma.
In contrast to Provopoulos, who would have his pockets filled independently of the currency, the jobless and the low-pensioners spent and keep spending sleepless nights, not knowing the color of euro bank notes – still today.
Giorgos Provopoulos was appointed Governor of Bank of Greece in June 2008 and he is leaving office in June 19th. Ex Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras will climb on his chair after he spent also many sleepless nights… eating sushi!