July 12th, 2015
Econintersect: Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will ask what do Europeans think of what he calls "Dr. Schauble’s Plan for Europe" - a Europe without Greece in the Eurozone. Mr. Varoufakis will have a column in Die Zeit on Thursday 16 July to address this question to the German and European people. He says he is asking two questions:
- Is this a Plan that you approve of?
- Do you consider this Plan good for Europe?
Yanis Varoufakis says that he wrote this to reveal what he learned during the negotiations over the last five months. He provides some bullets about 'The Plan':
- This is no theory.
- How do I know Grexit is an important part of Dr Schäuble's plan for Europe?
- Because he told me so!
Here is a pre-publication summary of the Thursday column in Die Zeit:
Five months of intense negotiations between Greece and the Eurogroup never had a chance of success. Condemned to lead to impasse, their purpose was to pave the ground for what Dr Schäuble had decided was 'optimal' well before our government was even elected: That Greece should be eased out of the Eurozone in order to discipline member-states resisting his very specific plan for re-structuring the Eurozone.
- Dr Schäuble’s Plan for Europe: Do Europeans approve? – Article to appear in Die Zeit on Thursday 16th July 2015 (Yanis Varoufakis, 13 July 2015)