Tsipras : Yianis, a great asset for our gov
“Allow me, Yianis Varoufakis is a great asset for our government” , was Alexis Tsipras’ answer to the malicious Greek and international opponents of the Greek Finance Minister, who rushed to spread the news of a “split” between him and the Greek Prime Minister as soon as Tsipras announced the reshuffle of the Greek negotiations group on Monday April 27, after the Riga Eurogroup. The same night, the Prime Minister gave a live interview to one of the least most credible Greek journalist’s tv show, where also he was questioned live by greek citizens .
Alexis spoke with true appreciation for Varoufakis political contribution to Greece’s efforts for a more humanitarian and growth firendly deal with Europe and made clear that
“Varoufakis is an asset for the country. He has annoyed them because he speaks their language better than they do. He insists on his opinion. But the negotiations do not belong to one person, the prime minister has the overall rersponsibility.”
adding also that negative climate against the finance minister is obviously part of the negotiating practice.
Greece’s alternate foreign minister, Eucleid Tsakalotos, will head a new policy negotiating team as to strengthen Greece’s bailout talks with the country’s international creditors, as Monday morning was announced by the government During a meeting between senior government officials late Sunday, “the support to the Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who has been targeted by international press, has been reconfirmed,” top govt official said .
“Bullied” @YianisVaroufakis, still “too smashing as a Greek”, answers by Roosvelt’s words
Blamed as irresponsible and gambler, Yianis Varoufakis was “bullied” worse than ever this time after the Eurogroup in Riga. His reputation has been obviously attacked, but not necesserily hurted
On the weekend after, he personally chose to answer with the words that US President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s had used for his speech in 1936 on the eve of a national election.
Whatever the comments and articles of the european press might have been, unstoppably for 100 days for the new leftist governmenet, and especially for Yianis Varoufakis, the schocking, finally, is not What German and European media say, but the extend of the provocative articles, and the repetition of them, the bitterness of the comments, and the audacity to offense the New political faces of Greece( him first, and the leftist governement as a whole) to the international audience, just by being media, (European -German approved media,) that “know to tell the truth the way they want it.”
This, as it comes out, is probably widely ok among the assumed to be credible european press. Besides, it explains within Greece, three months after the political change, the propaganda of mock news, imposed in the interior of the country by the 5 years of memorandum governments which continue of course to be now on their peak .
Thanks God, West is not only the European West , and the world is not only Euro. On the other side of the Atlantic, Varoufakis, let’s say, has a completely different status and face in the eyes of public opinion , and the worlds’ think tank, as well.
Worldwide Varoufakis has been been voted during the recent three months second top thinker of the world (before Namomi Klein on the List), and the Business Insider included him on its list of the 20 most interesting men in the world. .He easily exchanges his views for the world’s and Europe’s economy with Nobelists and think tanks, and also , on his fist two months of his ministry , he had a real talk for Greece’s financial future with President Obama, being invited at the White House .
” We wellcome Yianis Varoufakis, he brought us some money”, said President Obama wellcoming the Greek Finance Minister at the White house
It’s another world, one could say, it is different species. Europe stubborn , and attached to the technocrat’s details, forms its policies shooting anything or anyone that threatens its valuable numbers, since numbers-and-only are meant to be what European leaders will keep worshiping as God. ‘Show me your money’, was the ethichs behing the ideal of being United as Europe. As proved so far, nothing is meant to count for the present leaders of the European West, that show their abhorrence to anyone who is different or potent to make any difference within the barrieres of their world .Greek Government and the Prime Minister’s office, are already used to this attitude of communicational offenses and lies forwarded to the press.
Greek government sources on Friday, hours after the meeting of Alexis Tsipras with Angela Merckel, and as soon as the Riga eurogroup had finished, said on informal briefing that
an attempt was made to reverse at Friday’s Eurogroup meeting in Riga the constructive and positive climate in which the meetings between Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Jean-Claude Juncker took place.
Same sources stressed that they expect the pressures against Greece to intensify as much as we are getting closer to sign the Agreement.
Friday’s media reports from Riga and the informal Eurogroup meeting reported that Eurozone Finnance Ministers shot down most of his positions and interventions. Reuters, wrote an article after the last Eurogroup in Riga presenting the Greek Financne Minister as the looser. “Yanis was isolated at the meeting and didn’t even attend the evening dinner reception”, the aricle wrote. Eurozone sources claimed to the media that Varoufakis’ handling of the talks was immature, and they blamed him of wasting time, of gambling, and being a complete amateur.
How could such a profie, by which the European propaganda describes the Greek Finance Minister, match with the excess of respect Professor Yianis Varoufakis recieves from the top Academics and Nobelists in the United States, while being such an “amateur” and gambler of economic theories?
More obvious than ever is now shown that it is Greece’s credibity that is aimed to be cancelled behind the lines of such reports, which have been proved to be not at all accidental, on the contrary, they are systematic . For instance, Wolfgang Schäuble had said since the eurogroup on March 9, that Minister Varoufakis was the only minister to believe that time was not lost and that he had to once again return to Athens, a statement totally identical to the comments leaked and distributed to the press 40 days after, at the Riga meeting .
They dared also to speak of inadequacy of the progress of negotiatons, presenting the Greek approach not professional enough as the techinocrats would have wanted.By throwing out of the negotiations table Greece’s officilal financial approach for a more humanitarian and growth friendly solution, no argument could stand against this European world of the West, and no nation, especially these Greeks, would have shaked their absolutist plans.
On April 9, the Greek Finance Minister, discussing “his way” the story Greece at a conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking in NY, had said, during the live conversation he had on the panel with the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz:
“There is no doubt that if we had a federal republic, if we had a United States of Europe, we would not be here discussing the Greek crisis, the eurozone crisis, banking union or anything of the sort.”
“Unfortunately,” he added, “the way we designed the eurozone, it was crying out for a crisis.”