ECONOMY

New adviser? Lucas Papademos

New adviser? Lucas Papademos, the former vice president of the European Central Bank, waves to members of the press after meeting with Prime Minister George Papandreou in Athens yesterday. The meeting, which lasted for a little over an hour, has fueled speculation that Papademos will be joining the Socialist government to assist the country through the fiscal crisis. When questioned about this yesterday, government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis said: ‘The government exists and operates. Discussions and opinions are always useful.’ Papademos left the meeting without making any statement to the press.