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The online event “The Bank of Greece listens” was held with wide participation

11/02/2021 - Press Releases

  • 7 representatives of social partners and civil society organisations participated in the public dialogue on the review of the monetary policy strategy of the ECB and the Eurosystem hosted by the Bank of Greece.
  • A summary report of the event will be will be made publicly available soon.

An online public discussion “The Bank of Greece listens” was held yesterday, Wednesday, 10 February 2021, in the context of the monetary policy strategy review of the European Central Bank (ECB) and of the Eurosystem, with the participation of 17 representatives of social partners and civil society organisations.

In his address to the participants, Yannis Stournaras, Governor of the Bank of Greece, noted that “listening to and understanding your positions, ideas and concerns is essential to us central bankers, to deliver on our mandate in a way that takes your perspectives on board”; [...] “the monetary policy decisions made by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank in the context of our mandate to maintain price stability have an impact on the financial conditions prevailing in the economic environment, and also on the purchasing power of the euro that we use daily as a universally accepted and trusted means of payment”.

The participants contributed their views in four thematic areas, responding to the following questions:

1. What does price stability mean for you?

2. What are your economic expectations and concerns?

3. What other topics matter to you?

4. How can we best communicate with you?

The individual topics were introduced by Ilias Plaskovitis, Advisor to the Governor; Dimitriοs Malliaropulos, Director of the Economic Analysis and Research Department; and Daphne Papadopoulou, Director-Advisor of the Economic Analysis and Research Department.

The debate was moderated by journalist Nikos Filippidis.

A summary report of the event will be made publicly available soon. The information gathered from the event will enrich the deliberations on the monetary strategy review by the ECB Governing Council’s.

Below is a list of participants:

Institution

Name

Capacity

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL OF GREECE

MICHALIS ALEPIS

MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

ASSOCIATION OF SA & LIM. LIABILITY COMPANIES

SIMOS ANASTASOPOULOS

PRESIDENT

LABOUR INSTITUTE OF GSEE

GEORGIOS ARGEITIS

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL OF GREECE

EFI BEKOU

MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

GSEVEE

NIKOS DASKALAKIS

SCIENTIFIC COUNSEL OF IME GSEVEE

HELLENIC BANK ASSOCIATION

GEORGE HANDJINICOLAOU

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KEPKA

EVANGELIA KEKELEKI

GENERAL SECRETARY

ECONOMIC CHAMBER OF GREECE

KONSTANTINOS KOLLIAS

PRESIDENT

OTOE

GIORGOS MOTSIOS

PRESIDENT

PANHELLENIC EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION

CHRISTINA SAKELLARIDIS

PRESIDENT

HELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE COMPANIES

ALEXANDER SARRIGEORGIOU

PRESIDENT

NEA PASEGES

PAVLOS SATOLIAS

PRESIDENT

TEE

GIORGOS STASINOS

PRESIDENT

KEPKA

NIKOLAOS TSEMPERLIDIS

PRESIDENT

GREENPEACE GREECE

NATALIA TSIGARIDOU

GREEN AND JUST RECOVERY CAMPAIGNER

SETE

GEORGE VERNICOS

SECRETARY GENERAL

IOBE

NIKOS VETTAS

GENERAL DIRECTOR

 

 

See more:

  1. Video highlights from the event (in Greek only)
  2. The full video of the event (in Greek only)
  3. Photos of the event (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 )

 

Related links:

- Event webpage

- ECB Strategy Review webpage

 


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