FNF Greece: Greece cannot afford to dodge reforms, neither can the Europeans

Sometimes you find yourself in just the right spot at just the right time. The high-level panel discussion organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) in Frankfurt about the future of Greece at the very same day the new Greek government finally agreed to further cooperate with its European and international partners, was just one of those fortunate coincidences.

DSC_1016With Sofia Christoforidou, a journalist for the Greek daily “Makedonia”, Lisa Nienhaus, a journalist for the German weekly “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung”, Aristos Doxiadis, a Greek author and economist, and Prof. Karl-Heinz Paqué, ret. Finance Minister of Saxony-Anhalt and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management of Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, and the on-point moderation from Silke Wettach, European correspondent for “Wirtschaftswoche”, the panel was a perfect match to discuss the long-term implications of the escalating developments unfolding at the same time in Athens, Berlin and Brussels. Continue reading