ECONOMY

Ex-government spokesman Antonaros appointed as advisor to EIB

Former government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros has been appointed as the European Investment Bank’s External Advisor for Communication in Greece and Cyprus.

“During a long career as foreign correspondent for the German daily DIE WELT in Athens, Rome and the Middle East Mr. Antonaros was repeatedly elected President of the Foreign Press Association in Athens. From 2004 to 2009 Mr. Antonaros served as spokesman of the Greek government and was later a member of the Greek parliament,» the EIB said in a statement on Wednesday.

Antonaros was an MP between 2009 and 2012 and was spokesman for Costas Karamanlis’s government. He has been one of the few New Democracy officials to staunchly defend Karamanlis’s record, including his government’s handling of public finances, and convey the former premier’s thoughts to the media in the absence of any public comments from him.