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The financial elite of Athens honours Lucas Papademos

15 January 2013 / 18:01:51  GRReporter
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Victoria Mindova

The Institute for Industrial and Economic Research (IOBE) awarded former Vice President of the European Central Bank and former Prime Minister of Greece Lucas Papademos for his contribution to the national economy. He led last year the interim government of the country after George Papandreou surrendered, negotiated the second package for the financial stability of Greece and implemented the haircut of the Greek debt by more than 100 billion euro.

The award ceremony took place in the building of Latsis Foundation, which looks like a Hollywood scene of a film about the life of stars. The beautiful neoclassical building, surrounded by a wrought iron fence, with its large garden with a fountain in front of the main entrance, received the financial and political elite of Greece.

Owners of banks, executive directors, big businessmen and senior officials attended the ceremony. Mariana Latsis, who did not fail to greet any of the important guests, hosted the event. The head of the Institute for Industrial and Economic Research, Odysseus Kyriakopoulos was walking among the guests in the lobby of t