We welcome the selection of Prof. Lucas Papademos as Greek Prime Minister at this most critical moment. Greece’s greatest need at this dreadful juncture is confidence in the ability of its government and its people to overcome the deep economic and social crisis. It needs to be reassured that its people’s sacrifices will not be in vain. Lucas Papademos’ good judgment, expertise, experience and detachment from political parties are exactly the qualities needed today of a Greek Prime Minister. We wish Lucas Papademos success! He deserves the help of all in the Herculean task he is undertaking.
Signatories: Costas Azariadis, Nicholas Economides, Michael Haliassos, Yannis Ioannides, Costas Meghir, Chris Pissarides, Thanassis Stengos and Dimitri Vayanos