Panaritis turns down job as Greek representative at IMF after SYRIZA complaints

Economist Elena Panaritis has revealed that she will not accept an offer to become Greece’s next representative at the International Monetary Fund.

Panaritis issued a brief statement on Monday saying that she would not be taking up the post due to objections from SYRIZA MPs and members.

“I did not ask for this position and given that I accepted it only because I felt that I could help the government with my experience of how the IMF works, it is impossible for me to accept the appointment when there is a negative reaction from SYRIZA MPs and members,» said Panaritis, who has worked at the World Bank in the past.