Joe Trippi
Joe Trippi

The Embassy of Greece’s press and communications office has hired Trippi & Assocs. to provide global PR counsel, specifically on matters regarding the European Union and the US.

The EU has agreed to open negotiations on debt relief with Greece as the country is set to emerge from its eight-year bailout program, according to a BBC report on Jan. 23.

It has praised Greece’s performance during the bailout program, but believes more relief is needed to ensure that the country gains “full access” to financial markets.

The International Monetary Fund backs the financial restructuring of Greece’s debt, though a deal faces opposition from Europe’s No. 1 economy, Germany.

Trippi & Assocs. reports to Greece’s press counselor, Efthymios Aravantinos.

Joe Trippi worked for Greece’s former prime minister Andreas Papandreou, as well as ex-UK PM Tony Blair and Italy’s ex-leader Romano Prodi.

He began his career working on Ted Kennedy’s 1980 presidential run, but moved into the national spotlight as national campaign manager for Howard Dean’s White House run in 2004.