Greece’s leaders stun Europe with escalating defiance

Monday, February 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

“The euro is like a house of cards. If you pull away the Greek card, they all come down,” says Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
TelegraphUK
09 Feb 2015

Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has spelled out the negotiating strategy of the Syriza government with crystal clarity.

“Exit from the euro does not even enter into our plans, quite simply because the euro is fragile. It is like a house of cards. If you pull away the Greek card, they all come down,” he said.

“Do we really want Europe to break apart? Anybody who is tempted to think it possible to amputate Greece strategically from Europe should be careful. It is very dangerous. Who would be hit after us? Portugal? What would happen to Italy when it discovers that it is impossible to stay within the austerity straight-jacket?”

“There are Italian officials – I won’t say from which institution – who have approached me to say they support us, but they can’t say the truth because Italy is at risk of bankruptcy and they fear the consequence from Germany. A cloud of fear has been hanging over Europe over recent years. We are becoming worse than the Soviet Union,” he told the Italian TV station RAI.

This earned a stiff rebuke from the Italian finance minister, Pier Carlo Padoan. “These comments are out of place. Italy’s debt is solid and sustainable,” he said.

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2 Responses to “Greece’s leaders stun Europe with escalating defiance”

  1. Good. This is what the people voted for. The people of Greece are sick of the greedy, corrupt oligarchs stealing their money, making the average people suffer. No more bailouts, QE and money printing that goes straight to the rich. When will america wake up and see this same thing is happening in the united states. No more bailouts, QE, and money printing to help wall street criminals!

    #1102490
  2. Dead On, Frank!!

    #1103352

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