Greece: A Comeback to the Financial Markets, Frankfurt, 31.05.2017
Dr. Jochen Biedermann spoke at the Economist conference "Greece: A Comeback to the Financial Markets" in Frankfurt on May 31, 2017.
In that conference, leading experts discussed how Europe’s financial landscape change in view of current challenges.
On the one hand, global markets are paying a close watch to the new US administration’s policies and on the other hand, they are following the critical developments in Europe as the continent faces a series of challenges ranging from Brexit and its repercussions, the uprising of populism and security challenges against the backdrop of significant elections across Europe in the months ahead.
2017 is set to be crucial for Greece’s future as the country tries to stabilize its economy, maintain the momentum of structural reforms and return to the path of competitiveness and growth. The government is determined to finalite the second program review and at the same time has reiterated that Greece’s priority is to make a comeback to the financial markets.
Euclid Tsakalotos, Greek Minister of Finance, Yannis Stournaras, Governor of the Greek Central Bank as well as further Greek Ministers and representatives of the Institutions (ECB, EU Commission, ESM) discussed the outlook for Greece and the important question of the sustainability of the Greek debt.
Dr. Jochen Biedermann spoke about opportunities in FinTech in Europe and in Greece in particular and suggested a cooperation between Athens and Frankfurt in that respect.