SEV condemns terror attack against Papademos

SEV condemns terror attack against Papademos

Greek business federation SEV has condemned Thursday’s terrorist attack against the country’s former prime minister and ex-central bank chief Lucas Papademos.

“The perpetrators of this cowardly attack are enemies of Greece and of democracy and their only goal is [to bring about] chaos, fear and the isolation of our country,” SEV said in a statement that also wished Papademos and his two aides a speedy recovery.

Papademos, 69, was injured after an explosive device hidden in an envelope went off inside his car in Athens. Papademos had leg, arm and stomach injuries, but officials said his condition was “not a cause for concern.” His driver and security officer were also injured, but not seriously.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for Thursday's blast.

Papademos was appointed caretaker prime minister in November 2011 amid political and economic turmoil. He served in the post until May 2012. He has also served as vice-president of the European Central Bank.

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