Yiannos Papantoniou

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Yiannos Papantoniou
Yiannos Papantoniou in 2002.
Member of the Hellenic Parliament
In office
1989 – 2007
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1981 – 1984
Personal details
Born (1949-07-27) 27 July 1949 (age 66)
Paris, France
Nationality Greek
Political party PASOK
Alma mater University of Cambridge
University of Athens
Occupation Economist

Yiannos Papantoniou (Greek: Γιάννος Παπαντωνίου; born 27 July 1949) was a member of the National Parliament in Greece from 1988 to 2007, served as an MP (2004–07), Minister of National Defense (2001–03), Minister of Economy and Finance (1994–2001). During his time as Economy and Finance Minister, he worked closely with his Economic and Financial Affairs Council partners to prepare for the launch of the Euro in Greece. For his achievements he was ‘highly commended’ by Euromoney magazine in September 1998 as Finance Minister of the Year. Prior to this, Papantoniou worked at the OECD (1978–81), served as an MEP (1981–84) and Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister on EEC Affairs and Integration. He was elected as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 1999, and he is President of the Centre for Progressive Policy Research (KEPP). From 2009–10, he was Visiting Senior Fellow in the Hellenic Observatory within the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Papantoniou has published numerous articles and books on topics related to economic and political developments in Greece, Europe and the wider world scene.

He is currently the President of the Centre for Progressive Policy Research, an independent think-tank.

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Media related to Yiannos Papantoniou at Wikimedia Commons

Government offices
Preceded by
Minister for Finance
Succeeded by
Nikos Christodoulakis
Preceded by
Minister for National Economy
Succeeded by
Nikos Christodoulakis
Preceded by
Akis Tsochatzopoulos
Minister for National Defence
Succeeded by
Spilios Spiliotopoulos

This page incorporates information from the Hellenic Parliament website