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07 February, 2017

Varoufakis calls Tsipras to prepare for breaking the deal with Greece's creditors

Through a recent article at the Efimerida ton Syntakton (Newspaper of Editors), the former Minister of Finance of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, referred to Tsipras retreat against Greece's creditors and called him to prepare seriously this time, to break the destructive continuous agreements.

As Varoufakis wrote among other things:

The night of the Greek referendum, I tried hard to explain to the Greek PM that the submission of Greece to the third memorandum was Schäuble's real plan (not Grexit).

In reality, there was no hope that the 3rd toxic "program" for Greece would be rationalized progressively through the support of the European Commission to Athens. Meaning, there was no hope that IMF's austerity and anti-social measures could be soften. The fact that Moscovici, Juncker, Sapin and others gave such promises, is no excuse because the Greek government knew since May 2015 that these people know how to tell lies, or, they are unable to keep their promises when they don't lie.

Suddenly, the Schäuble-IMF-ECB attacked on Greece, demanding exhausting measures, while Merkel-Hollande-Commission didn't do anything. Tsipras then retreated for one more time in order to "save" Greece. This was Schäuble's plan.

With his stance, Tsipras sank Podemos, made an approach with the collapsing (ethically and politically) Social Democracy, disappointed the progressive Europeans. And all these happened at the same time where nationalism triumphs everywhere.

Tsipras promises, one more time, that he will not retreat (this time!) by legislating new austerity even after 2018. If he means it, I remind him what we had agreed that is necessary and which - even today - is the only thing that may prevent the worst things to come.

Prepare for unilateral restructuring of Greek bonds held by the ECB, which must be repaid in July (and after).

Prepare the electronic system of transactions through Taxisnet which I had designed, I had started building it and even announced it to the new Minister of Finance, Euclid Tsakalotos, when I delivered the Ministry.

Therefore, if indeed the Greek PM means it this time that he will not retreat, he should prepare for breaking the deal with the creditors, so that to prevent it. The design of a parallel system for payments is ready since 2014, as he knows.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7/2/17 16:32

    Extortion in 3 Letters = IMF