Yiannos Papantoniou

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Yiannos Papantoniou

Yiannos Papantoniou (Greek: Γιάννος Παπαντωνίου) (born 27 July 1949) was a member of the National Parliament in Greece from 1988-2007, served as an MP (2004-2007), Minister of National Defense (2001-2003), Minister of Economy and Finance (1994-2001). During his time as Economy and Finance Minister, he worked closely with his European ECOFIN 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, Mr. Papantoniou worked at the OECD (1978-1981), served as an MEP (1981-1984) 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 2009-2010, he was Visiting Senior Fellow in the Hellenic Observatory within the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Mr. 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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Preceded by
Minister for Finance
1994–2001
Succeeded by
Nikos Christodoulakis
Preceded by
Minister for National Economy
1994–2003
Succeeded by
Nikos Christodoulakis
Preceded by
Akis Tsochatzopoulos
Minister for National Defence
2003–2004
Succeeded by
Spilios Spiliotopoulos

This page incorporates information from the Hellenic Parliament website