For some blessed people the stars are always shining above their heads. Hardly had Yiannis Stournaras lost his job as Greece’s Finance Minister, a new job has been waving to him and thus with better salary and much more benefits. Stournaras’ new job is to be Governor of Bank of Greece.
Greek media report at Wednesday noon, that the general board of directors of the BoG has unanimously accepted Yiannis Stournaras as the new Governor.
Giorgos Provopoulos, Governor of BoG since June 2008, is to leave office on June 19th 2014.
Yiannis Stournaras eats sushi at the expense of Greek taxpayers
Stournaras reckoned his days and tough nights at the finance ministry during the ceremony with new FinMin Gikas Hardouvelis on Tuesday.
“Outgoing Finance Minister referred to the long nights he spent with his colleagues in the ministry.
“Despite the suffering and sleepless nights, we had fun, good mood … Me with sushi, Staikouras [deputy FinMin] with souvlaki.”
I don’t know whether Stournaras was raised exclusively with sushi in his home village…
Stournaras is currently in Berlin to attend a cultural event together with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and receive his new orders between pear and cheese.
When did they open the job vacancy, when did candidates sent their CVs, when did the HR department make the interviews and meet its choices, I honestly can’t tell.
But sure is that Kostas Simitis, the former Prime Minister of PASOK who took Greece to the euro area, can be proud to claim he managed to appoint two of his ex close aides in key positions of Samaras’ government: Stournaras and Hardouvelis.
Therefore, we could also claim that: the euro rescue is granted also for the years to come. Even if Nea Dimokratia-PASOK coalition should leave in 2016, the latest.
Just saw on internet: