Germany has long remained a key component of Greece's debt situation. As Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel faces political issues of her own when it comes to how to cope with refugees, the CEO of the Athens Stock Exchange, Socrates Lazaridis, doesn't see Merkel playing a crucial role as the debt-laden nation looks to exit its bailout from the troika (the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission).
"The discussion about Angela Merkel and her future is not so crucial at this point of time in Greece," Lazaridis told TheStreet, adding that after seven years of debt relief discussions, Greece is in front of a clear economic future.
The decision on whether or not Greece can exit its bailout program is expected to come during the June 21 Eurogroup meeting.
Lazaridis said clarity on Greece's debt relief will give relaxation to international investors investing in Greece.
The Athens Stock Exchange General Index is down roughly 4% since the start of the year.
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