The former Finance Minister of Greece and head of the DiEm25 movement, Yiannis Varoufakis, answered in a Q&A organized by ThePressProject. The public posed questions to Mr. Varoufakis through Facebook
The procedure took place at the same moment when another, relevant procedure was unfolding in the Greek parliament; the main opposition party submitted a proposal for the creation of an investigating committee regarding the negotiation between the Greek government and its international lenders in 2015. As is known, the former minister played a key role in those negotiations while he resigned from the government right after their end and the subsequent agreement of a new bailout/lending deal.
Varoufakis revealed that DiEm25 will take part in the next Greek elections, in a form that its members will decide. He also plans to publicize the minutes of the Eurogroup meetings in which he was present.
“Personally, I think that all European council meetings should be recorded and available to European citizens. This is also part of the DiEM25 mandate. During those Eurogroup meetings where I was participating, I was probably the only one who respected confidentiality without publicizing what was said despite the leaks from the Troika side, leaks which were often toxic and falsified. Shortly, within the context of narrating the Athens Spring thriller, I will submit my view on what happened and I will also submit the minutes of those meetings. My aim is not to replay the past. Today, the present and the future are pushing. The dead-end against which we fought in 2015 is now even bigger. Whatever we do from now on, will have to consider the future of the country and Europe”.