Greek Minister of Economy and Development Dimitri Papadimitriou Will Discuss Greek Debt Crisis and Next Steps for Greece at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker June 21, 11 a.m.


WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 — Greek Minister of Economy and Development Dimitri Papadimitriou will discuss the Greek debt crisis and next steps for the European nation at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker in the Club’s Bloomberg Room at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21.

Greece is in its seventh year of a financial crisis that resulted in austerity measures including cuts to public services, and pension and benefits, while simultaneously increasing efforts to boost tax revenue.

The nation has been assisted with bailouts from the European Union and international organizations, however, the Greek economy has been slow to rebound, unemployment stands at roughly 25 percent, and the economy has shrunk by 20 percent since austerity measures began.

Dimitri Papadimitriou, Greece’s Minister of Economy and Development, is on leave from New York’s Bard College to serve in the Greek government. At Bard, Papadimitriou is a professor of economics and president of the Levy Economics Institute. He is a graduate of Columbia University and received a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.  This news conference is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. Please RSVP here: http://www.press.org/events/npc-headliner-newsmaker-greek-minister-economy-and-development-dimitri-papadimitriou

Contact:

Lindsay Underwood
lunderwood@press.org
(202) 662-7561

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