FNF Greece: Head of the Parliament’s Budget Office speaks at FNF’s New Year’s Reception

LiargovasThe FNF Greece welcomed 2015 with a New Year’s Reception for the graduates of the FNF’s “Liberal Youth Seminars”. The first annual highlight aimed at reuniting our alumni, discussing with them their ideas for further liberal education in Greece. The reception was honored by the presence of Professor Panayotis Liargovas, Head of the Parliament’s Budgetary Office, who portrayed the economic situation which the administration to come has to cope with.

Liargovas, who also holds a chair at the University of the Peloponnese, highlighted the importance of keeping Greece in the Eurozone while cooperating closely with the European partners to find a sustainable solution for the debt crisis. He also said that a new Prime Minister would have very limited time to negotiate with the lenders, but he appeared slightly optimistic for the future of the economy.

ReceptionFurthermore, the FNF presented this year’s essay competition for young people on the topic of “Moving Greece Forward”. In cooperation with the website www.liberalmonitor.gr, the FNF invites Greek youth to express their ideas for a reform-oriented Greece within the European family. The best five essays will be published in a bilingual brochure, while the authors will be awarded a study trip to Washington, DC. For more information, please check our website in a couple of days.

Of course, a New Year’s Reception is not complete without the Greek ritual of “Vasilopita” (King’s pie), the sharing of a traditional cake to bless the house and bring good luck. The lucky piece with the hidden coin was found by Katerina Sergaki. The FNF nevertheless wishes all the best to all liberal and reform-oriented people in Greece!

Athanasios Grammenos
Pictures: FNF Greece