Prime Minister George Papandreou on Tuesday had a meeting in his offices in Parliament with Vice-president and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, Alternate Finance Minister Philippos Sahinidis, the general director of the Organisation of the Public Debt Management Petros Christodoulou and the chairman of the Economic Experts Council Giorgos Zanias. Other participants at the meeting were the board chairman of the National Bank of Greece Vassilis Rapanos and the bank's CEO Apostolos Tamvakakis.
The meeting was held to prepare the presentation that Venizelos will make at the ECOFIN Council on September 16-17 and during his discussion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy by teleconference on Wednesday.