About Evangelos Venizelos ’s book, Ekdoches Polemou 2009-2022 (Versions of War 2009-2022 ), published by PATAKIS

Press Release 

About Evangelos Venizelos’s, former deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, former Minister of Foreign Affairs book Ekdoches Polemou 2009-2022 (War Versions of War 2009-2022 ), published by PATAKIS, July 2022


The EU’s reaction to the pandemic’s financial impact and to the impact of the energy crisis and the wave of inflation today owes a lot to the 2010 – 2019 economic crisis that broke out in four mainly countries members of the Eurozone, but had the greatest intensity and duration in Greece. 

The Greek economic crisis experience that covered almost the entire previous decade, functioned as a laboratory within which new institutions, new mechanisms, new practices regarding the Eurozone’s economic governance were formed. Greece paid an enormous price – political, social, economic. Europe displayed its solidarity to Greece, but very often its severity, too, as it was reacting in an embarrassed and contradictory manner, resulting in being sometimes insightful and at other times short-sighted. Overall, though, the Greek economic crisis management was a success and, above all, a laboratory, within which the EU sharpened its ability to react vis-à-vis crises.  


Press Release: Evangelos Venizelos has been elected rapporteur for the implementation of ECtHR judgements

Strasbourg, October 10, 2017


Press Release: Evangelos Venizelos has been elected rapporteur for the implementation of ECtHR judgements


Evangelos Venizelos has been elected Rapporteur for the implementation of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights by a unanimous decision of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Mr. Venizelos will prepare and present in the Committee and the Plenary of the Parliamentary Assembly the report on the implementation of the ECtHR judgements for each of the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe as well as on the compliance of the Member States with the jurisprudence of the Court.

The report prepared by Evangelos Venizelos is one of the most important activities of the Parliamentary Assembly of the CoE due to the importance of ECtHR and individual application to it for the protection of Human Rights and the rule of law at a pan-European level.


"Myths and truths about the Greek Public Debt Before and after the PSI / OSI"

Ekyklos, Circle of Ideas for National Reconstruction, ekyklos.gr,

cordially invites you to attend the event about

"Myths and truths about the Greek Public Debt Before and after the PSI / OSI"

At the Karatzas Auditorium of the National Bank of Greece, (Aiolou Str 82-84, Athens)

to be held on

Tuesday April 12 at 18:00


Daniel Cohen, Professor and Founding Member, Paris School of Economics Paul Kazarian, Japonica Partners, CEO Evangelos Venizelos, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Greece

Discussion will be coordinated by the journalist Pantelis Kapsis

Data analysis of the public Debt will be provided by George Stratopoulos

There will be simultaneous interpretation Greek / English / Greek.


Press release PSI

9 March 2012

Athens, Greece:  Evangelos Venizelos, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic, today announced that holders of approximately €172 billion principal amount of bonds issued or guaranteed by the Republic have tendered their bonds for exchange or consented to proposed amendments in response to the invitations and consent solicitations announced by the Republic on 24 February 2012.

Of the approximately €177 billion of bonds issued by the Republic and governed by Greek law and subject to the invitations, the Republic has received tenders for exchange and consents from holders of approximately €152 billion face amount of bonds, representing 85.8% of the outstanding face amount of these bonds.  Holders of 5.3% of the outstanding face amount of these bonds participated in the consent solicitation and opposed the proposed amendments.  The Republic has advised its official sector creditors that upon confirmation and certification by the Bank of Greece as process manager under the Greek Bondholder Act (Law 4050/2012), it intends to accept the consents received and amend the terms of all of its Greek law governed bonds, including those not tendered for exchange pursuant to the invitations, in accordance with the terms of the Greek Bondholder Act. Accordingly, the Republic will not extend the invitation period for its bonds governed by Greek law.  


Greek MinFin refutes Reuters’ unnamed source. The report “is out of touch with reality,” Juncker says

Sunday, 05.02.2012

The Press Office of the Greek Ministry of Finance released the following statement:

One of today’s Reuters reports includes a quote –unnamed of course- of a Eurozone official who is reportedly saying that the Greek Finance Minister “is very hard to get hold of because he is very busy campaigning for the leadership of PASOK, so he is not available to meet with Troika members.”

This anonymous quote seems ridiculous if not suspicious to all those who have a basic knowledge of the Finance Minister’s daily schedule of long meetings with the troika representatives, his constant contacts with his counterparts and heads of institutions involved in the troika, the continuous working meetings with the Prime Minister, the teleconferences, the successive contacts with the IIF for the PSI and generally the superhuman efforts made 24 hours a day by a small group of people led by the Greek Minister of Finance.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has contacted the Eurogroup President and Prime Minister of Luxembourg Mr. J. C. Juncker to inform him on the Reuters story. Mr. Juncker authorized Mr. Venizelos to state that this report is out of touch with reality.


Evangelos Venizelos meets with US Senators, speaks at Peterson Institute

Athens, July 26 2011

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Evangelos Venizelos, met yesterday, Monday July 25 2011 in Washington DC with US Senators Tim Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affair and John F. Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, thus concluding his round of meetings in the US capital.

Later on, Minister Venizelos, before an audience of academicians, economists, journalists and other opinion makers, delivered a speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics entitled “Greek debt crisis: challenges and opportunities”.