Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Calls Jack Lew Made on His First Monday as Treasury Secretary

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew started his first full week as Secretary this Monday. EPJ has learned from a Treasury spokesman that on Monday, he made calls to:

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Canada

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici, France

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany

Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, India
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, Japan

Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Russia

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, United Kingdom

It is noteworthy that following these calls, on the next day, he chose to meet with crony progressives, before any other groups.

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