The new governor of the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, appeared in a good mood during his exit from the PM's office, early Friday evening.
The new BoG governor told reporters after his meeting with Mr Samaras: “First of all, I want to thank you for always being here these last two years, in sunshine, and in rain and so we were able to send the message of the economic policy to the Greek people. Today, I came to inform the Premier about the discussions I had with Mr Schauble in Germany. Just that.”
A journalist jokingly added: “And for putting up with you,” causing mirth all around. However, when Mr Stournaras was asked if something during the talks focused on the viability of the Greek debt, he retorted enigmatically, “Certain things came up.”