June 26, 2012 / 11:01 AM / 5 years ago

Greece names Stournaras as new finance minister

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece’s ruling coalition appointed economist Yannis Stournaras as the country’s new finance minister, the prime minister’s office said on Tuesday.

Yannis Stournaras addresses journalists during a news conference in Athens April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

“Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has decided to name Athens University economics professor and Director of (economic think-tank) IOBE Yannis Stournaras as Finance Minister,” Samaras’s office said in a statement. (Reporting by Harry Papachristou)

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