Lucas Papademos

56Lucas Papademos Quotes

Greek Politician born on October 11, 1947,

Lucas Demetrios Papademos is a Greek economist who was the Prime Minister of Greece from November 2011 to May 2012, leading a provisional government in the wake of the Greek debt crisis... (source)

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. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

I am not a politician but I have dedicated the biggest part of my professional life to economic policy both in Greece and Europe. view quote

Delays in granting of justice very often reduce the speed with which investment could be undertaken, discouraging investors. view quote

Dealing with Greece's problems will be more difficult if Greece is not a member of the eurozone. view quote

I think achieving a higher fiscal stability is also a very important condition for restoring an environment which is conducive to growth. view quote

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. view quote

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