Sven Giegold

Greek perspectives on reforms and austerity – Europe Calling with Finance Minister Tsakalotos on 20th December 2017, 7 pm

Greek perspectives on reforms and austerity – Europe Calling with Finance Minister Tsakalotos on 20th December 2017, 7 pm


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Dear colleagues, dear friends,


Far too often we are discussing about Greece rather than with Greece. Next Wednesday, we have the opportunity to listen and discuss directly with the widely respected Greece’s minister of finance Euclid Tsakalotos during one of my online-discussion events Europe Calling (Webinar).


After years of bad news, good news are coming from Greece. The treasury is running a surplus and even the European Commission applauds Greece for the progress it made and the positive outlook. Even the fight against tax evasion is advancing. Nevertheless, unemployment and poverty remains at unacceptable levels following years of austerity and misguided reforms.


To discuss the austerity and reforms in Greece, I am delighted that Euclid Tsakalotos, Syriza’s Minister of Finance will join me for the next event in my online discussion series “Europe Calling” on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 at 7 pm. Starting his current term in office in 2015, he oversaw large parts of the tax reforms initiated as a result of the financial crisis. He will report first hand about the progress Greece has made and any challenges that still remain to be overcome.


Registration is technically required, so please register below now to not miss out.


I would appreciate a lot to discuss with many of you! Also, I would be grateful if you could help distributing the invitation. As there is no limit of space, please make as much advertising as possible.


With Green European wishes,

Sven Giegold



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What is Europe Calling?


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