Yanis Varoufakis: ‘Alexis knows that I know that he knows’

The policies of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his finance minister at the time, Yanis Varoufakis, resulted in the imposition of capital controls in the summer of 2015. Greece found itself on the brink of default. It was also faced with the threat of a suspension of all transactions as a result of a eurozone exit and the rushed introduction of a new currency (or cryptocurrency) without a deal to peg it to the euro and without a new loan from Europe and the International Monetary Fund.

Under the pressure of international isolation after Russia and China did not seize the opportunity to guarantee Greece's debt and support the state's expenditure, Tsipras deemed that implementing the "No" vote of the bailout referendum would inflict devastating national, economic and legal implications. An adamant Varoufakis resigned. Before that, he had already turned up in London, Brussels...

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