Stournaras’ Lonely Life

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The American magazine The New Yorker published an article featuring Greek Finance Minister, Yannis Stournaras.

The article underlines the hard work that Stournaras has undertaken, his excellent relationship with the Greek Prime Minister as well as the “loneliness” Stournaras experiences within the economic and social environment, due to the austerity measures that have been imposed on Greece.

According to the article, “Stournaras has become the face of painful deprivations—firings, tax hikes, slashed wages and pensions—as the country struggles to emerge from its fiscal troubles.”

Moreover, the New Yorker stressed that Stournaras has become a target for criticism on behalf of many members of the Parliament. Nevertheless, Stournaras gained the acceptance and respect from the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras.

The New Yorker also referred to a phone-conversation between the Greek Prime Minister and the Greek Finance Minister that took place during the interview, in which Samaras expressed his satisfaction about his cooperation with the Greek Finance Minister.

Finally, the article commented on the tough negotiations with the Troika that Stournaras has made, so that the next round of loans would be released.