Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'varoufakis'.
Found 3 results
Very interesting interview of Yanis Varoufakis at the New York Times Magazine. I'd encourage to read through it if you have time (it's pretty long...). Here's an interesting piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/24/magazine/a-finance-minister-fit-for-a-greek-tragedy.html?_r=0 Even though I lately came to doubt Yanis I still cannot not like him. He's a character and he seems and sounds honest. I do believe that he got involved with all this because he truly believed that he could help Greece out of this mess. What I find hard to reconcile with is that after 4 months of Syriza in power Greece is in a worse negotiating position as compared to where we were 4 months earlier. To me this shows that Syriza (and Yanis as the finance minister) were very poorly prepared to face the Europeans. They had no clear plan or clear fresh ideas to suggest and they've been wasting precious time since. As it is right now Greece is a few short days from bankruptcy and at the complete mercy of the Europeans. It's completely up to them at this point whether they'll pull the plug and let Greece out of the Euro. The Greek government (Syriza) has absolutely no say in this decision anymore. They're just waiting for the Europeans' next move and hoping for the best.