Statement by Yanis Varoufakis on the FinMin’s Plan B Working Group & the parallel payment system

Statement by the Office of Yanis Varoufakis, former Minister of Finance, Member of Parliament, Hellenic Republic

During the Greek government’s negotiations with the Eurogroup, Minister Varoufakis oversaw a Working Group with a remit to prepare contingency plans against the creditors’ efforts to undermine the Greek government and in view of forces at work within the Eurozone to have Greece expelled from the euro. The Working Group was convened by the Minister, at the behest of the Prime Minister, and was coordinated by Professor James K. Galbraith. (Click here for a statement on the matter by Professor Galbraith).

It is worth noting that, prior to Mr Varoufakis’ comfirmation of the existence of the said Working Group, the Minister was criticized widely for having neglected to make such contingency plans. The Bank of Greece, the ECB, treasuries of EU member-states, banks, international organisations etc. had all drawn up such plans since 2012. Greece’s Ministry of Finance would have been remiss had it made no attempt to draw up contingency plans.

Ever since Mr Varoufakis announced the existence of the Working Group, the media have indulged in far-fetched articles that damage the quality of public debate. The Ministry of Finance’s Working Group worked exclusively within the framework of government policy and its recommendations were always aimed at serving the public interest, at respecting the laws of the land, and at keeping the country in the Eurozone.

Regarding the recent article by “Kathimerini” newspaper entitled “Plan B involving highjacking and hacking”, Kathimerini’s failure to contact Mr Varoufakis for comment and its reporter’s erroneous references to “highjacking tax file numbers of all taxpayers” sowed confusion and contributed to the media-induced disinformation. The article refers to the Ministry’s project as described by Minister Varoufakis in his 6th July farewell speech during the handover ceremony in the Ministry of Finance. In that speech Mr Varoufakis clearly stated: “The General Secretariat of Information Systems had begun investigating means by which Taxisnet (Nb. the Ministry’s Tax Web Interface) could become something more than it currently is, to become a payments system for third parties, a system that improves efficiency and minimises the arrears of the state to citizens and vice versa.” That project was not part of the Working Group’s remit, was presented in full by Minister Varoufakis to Cabinet, and should, in Minister Varoufakis’ view, be implemented independently of the negotiations with Greece’s creditors, as it will contribute considerable efficiency gains in transactions between the state and taxpayers as well as between taxpayers.

In conclusion, during the five months of negotiations that gripped Europe and changed the debate throughout the Continent, the Ministry of Finance did everything possible to serve the public interest against many odds. The current media campaign to besmirch these efforts will fail to dent the legacy of a crucial five month struggle for democracy and common sense.

GREEK LANGUAGE VERSION FOLLOWS BELOW

AΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ ΤΟΥ κ. ΓΙΑΝΗ ΒΑΡΟΥΦΑΚΗ, τ. Υπουργού Οικονομικών, Βουλευτή Β’ Αθηνών ΣΥΡΙΖΑ

Κατά την διάρκεια των διαπραγματεύσεων, και έως την ημέρα του Δημοψηφίσματος, ο τ. Υπουργός Οικονομικών κ. Γιάνης Βαρουφάκης, ως όφειλε, και κατ’ εντολή του πρωθυπουργού, επέβλεπε ομάδα εργασίας η οποία, με συντονιστή τον καθηγητή James K. Galbraith, επεξεργαζόταν σχέδιο έκτακτης ανάγκης και αντίδρασης σε σχέδια υπονόμευσης της κυβέρνησης από τους δανειστές, συμπεριλαμβανομένων και των γνωστών σχεδίων εξώθησης της χώρας εκτός ευρωζώνης.

Αξίζει να σημειωθεί ότι, πριν την ανακοίνωση του κ. Βαρουφάκη για την ύπαρξη της εν λόγω ομάδας εργασίας, ο τ. Υπουργός δεχόταν συνεχή και έντονη κριτική για την ανυπαρξία σχεδίου αντίδρασης σε σχέδια υπονόμευσης της χώρας από τους δανειστές. Η Τράπεζα της Ελλάδος (η οποία είχε, π.χ., έτοιμο σχέδιο ΠΝΠ για τραπεζική αργία), η ΕΚΤ, κυβερνήσεις χωρών της ΕΕ, τράπεζες και διεθνείς οργανισμοί διαθέτουν τέτοιες ομάδες και σχεδιασμό από το 2012. Πράγματι, θα ήταν ύψιστη ανευθυνότητα να μην έχει εκπονήσει ανάλογα σχέδια το Υπουργείο Οικονομικών.

Από τότε που ο τ. Υπουργός Οικονομικών, ανακοίνωσε την ύπαρξη εκείνης της ομάδας εργασίας, τα ΜΜΕ κατακλύζονται από ευφάνταστα «ρεπορτάζ» τα οποία πλήττουν την ποιότητα του δημόσιου διαλόγου προσπαθώντας να την σκιαγραφήσουν ως ομάδα που «συνομωτούσε» για να επαναφέρει εθνικό νόμισμα. Πρόκειται για καθαρή συκοφαντία. Η ομάδα εργασίας του Υπουργείου Οικονομικών λειτουργούσε πάντα στο πλαίσιο της κυβερνητικής πολιτικής και οι εισηγήσεις της είχαν ως μόνιμη αναφορά το δημόσιο συμφέρον, την τήρηση της νομιμότητας και την παραμονή της χώρας στην ευρωζώνη.

Ως προς το δημοσίευμα της Καθημερινής με τίτλο «Plan B με υποκλοπές και χάκινγκ», σημειώνεται ότι η σύνταξη «αμέλησε» να ζητήσει εξηγήσεις και σχολιασμό από τον κ. Βαρουφάκη πριν δημοσιεύσει ανακριβείς αναφορές σε «υποκλοπές ΑΦΜ όλων των φορολογούμενων». Έτσι, εκούσια ή ακούσια, έσπειρε σύγχυση και συνεισέφερε στην γενικευμένη παραπληροφόρηση των ΜΜΕ. Ως προς την ουσία, το δημοσίευμα προφανώς αναφέρεται στα πλάνα του Υπουργείου Οικονομικών που ο τ. Υπουργός ανέφερε ευθαρσώς στον απολογισμό του κατά την τελετή παράδοσης του υπουργείου την 6η Ιουλίου με την εξής αναφορά:

«Η Γενική Γραμματεία Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων έχει αρχίσει να επεξεργάζεται τρόπους με τους οποίους το taxisnet μπορεί να γίνει κάτι παραπάνω από αυτό που είναι, να γίνει ένα σύστημα πληρωμών και προς τρίτους, ένα σύστημα το οποίο αυξάνει την αποτελεσματικότητα και ελαχιστοποιεί τις ληξιπρόθεσμες οφειλές του Δημοσίου προς τους πολίτες και προς τις επιχειρήσεις.»

Το σχέδιο αυτό δεν αποτελούσε μέρος του έργου της προαναφερόμενης ομάδας εργασίας αλλά πλάνο του Υπουργείου του οποίου η εφαρμογή θα πρέπει να προχωρήσει, ανεξαρτήτως της έκβασης των διαπραγματεύσεων, καθώς βελτιώνει σημαντικά την ρευστότητα τόσο του κράτους όσο και του ιδιωτικού τομέα, αντιμετωπίζοντας αποτελεσματικά τις ληξιπρόθεσμες οφειλές του δημόσιου στο ιδιωτικό τομέα και αντιστρόφως.

Περιληπτικά, στην διάρκεια της πεντάμηνης διαπραγμάτευσης που συνετάραξε την Ευρώπη, και άλλαξε τους όρους του δημόσιου διαλόγου στην Ευρωπαϊκή ήπειρο, το Υπουργείο Οικονομικών έκανε ό,τι ήταν δυνατόν για να εξυπηρετήσει το δημόσιο συμφέρον υπό αντίξοες συνθήκες. Η καμπάνια των συστημικών ΜΜΕ να αποδομήσουν τον πεντάμηνο αγώνα της κυβέρνησης και του ελληνικού λαού για δημοκρατία και κοινό νου θα αποτύχει.

35 thoughts on “Statement by Yanis Varoufakis on the FinMin’s Plan B Working Group & the parallel payment system

  1. I think it is very important, and should be done also by other politicians (well, you were one for nearly half a year^^ even if you are no politician like these many ‘follower-types’ are) to describe these parts of reality which do not reach us readers thanks to the distortion of an unbelievably huge part of our media.
    One day someone will investigate and examine (some books already examine parts of the problem) the role of privatized media, owned by too few people, with too similar interests.

    The need to understand how some media (Spiegel, taz, ZEIT, Guardian, Libération etc) change over time is ours, the readers work. All too often we believe just because some paper had wonderful journalists in the dim and distant past meant we could rely on this paper for many years. Or that TV stations under public law (“öffentlich-rechtlich”) like ARD/ZDF or german radio DLF, or the one wonderful BBC would be “unbiased” by design. They were not, for example concerning Greece.

    It also is a problem that media scientists (in Germany an especially bad example is Professor Norbert Bolz, who began with Adorno and now is a market-radical rightwinger since 2 decades or more; but there are many) did not care much about these questions at all. In fact, the whole structure of universities has changed, and as a result critical thoughts and everything one would have needed for an outcry against this ugly CDU-SPD-green-FDP-german EU politics were nearly non-existent, and not a result of what universities teach students.

    Yanis sees the ugly results, but behind all this lie many, many problems, and it is a failure, nearly a collapse of many cultural and media scientists as well as of many art scenes and poets who somehow killed what any society needs – criticism of the media, of what we are told, and why…

  2. Varoufakis did not need a parallel currency … the country has one, it’s called the ‘euro’.

    Believe it or not the euro is the official currency of Greece. The Greek government has the same right to produce payments as do commercial banks in Frankfurt … which produces all payments in Europe right now!

    Greece and Varoufakis ran aground on their desperate desire to play by the rules. They had do know that anyone playing by the rules would lose. Now that Varoufakis has lost both creditors and Greeks are looking for his head.

    – The Greek government needed to shut down the Bank of Greece.

    – The Greek government needed to issue ‘greenback’ euros and use them to re-fund the Greek banks, to guarantee deposits and to keep the country liquid.

    – The Greek government needed to repeal the 1927 ‘Statute of the Bank of Greece’ which prohibits the government from issuing ‘money’.

    – The Greek government needed to ignore the ESM.

    – The Greek government needed to repudiate ‘odious’ debt along with any debt taken on to buy petroleum. (+€300bn).

    – The Greek government needed to institute stringent energy/fuel rationing.

    – The Greek government needed to detain IMF, ECB, EC officials incommunicado at the airport for 48 hours before before packing them out of the country.

    – The Greek government needed to investigate finance fraud including actions of ex-Greek officials, bankers elsewhere in Europe as well as Goldman-Sachs with an eye toward criminal convictions and long prison terms at hard labor.

    – The Greek government needed to put its military on high-alert.

    – It needed to square up with ordinary Greeks: admit that hard times are here to stay, that sacrifice is needed, to get rid of the stupid toys of European modernity: cars and all the crap that goes with them.

    The Greek government needed to lead and it didn’t! The Greek government offered more of the same more failure, more feeble attempts to retrieve a vanishing way of wasteful life.

    Greece’ problems are the same as the rest of the West: a desire to live outside ones’ means and to deny there are any consequences, To deny peak oil as well as peak- other forms of resource capital, to deny climate change, to wink at corruption and theft, credit exhaustion, onrushing bankruptcy and ‘Conservation by Other Means™’.

    Greece today, China tomorrow … USA the day after. We’re all Greeks now.

  3. wtf i don’t understand? isn’t it supposed for a finmin to use every possible means at his disposal for the sake of the country’s interest?
    thank god i will never be one as i would have traded the markets using for margin requirements the country’s foreign currency -or whatever- reserves (note: i would gain billions for my country but some narrow-minded baboons would say that this would not be legitimate)

  4. It has undermined what little Franco-German cooperation was left in economic affairs; it has made the single currency as it stands politically indefensible in France; and it has substantially increased the risk of euro exit across the monetary union. In short, the prospect of Grexit today has made a French, or even German, exit tomorrow far more likely.

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    These tensions are not new. Germany always thought of the euro as an improved exchange-rate mechanism built around the Deutsche mark, and France had bold but vague ambitions of a real international currency that would enhance the effectiveness of Keynesian economic policy. These fundamental differences were papered over at the launch of the euro because both François Mitterrand and Helmut Kohl agreed that the single currency should first and foremost serve as a means toward the greater aim of European political integration.

    Since 2010, both this constructive ambiguity and the ultimate goal of further political integration were more or less preserved. But during the last round of Greek negotiations both broke down, and with them the glue that has until now kept France and Germany so tightly committed to the euro and to building it together.

    Indeed, the European institutions led by Germany seem to have decided that waging an ideological battle against a recalcitrant and amateurish far-left government in Greece should take precedence over 60 years of European consensus built painstakingly by leaders across the political spectrum.

    By imposing a further socially regressive fiscal adjustment, the recent agreement confirmed fears on the left that the European Union could choose to impose a particular brand of neoliberal conservatism by any means necessary. In practice, it used what amounted to an economic embargo — far more brutal than the sanctions regime imposed on Russia since its annexation of Crimea — to provoke either regime change or capitulation in Greece. It has succeeded in obtaining capitulation.

    Through its actions, Germany has made a broader political point about the governance of the euro. It has confirmed its belief that federalism by exception — the complete annihilation of a member state’s sovereignty and national democracy — is in order whenever a eurozone member is perceived to challenge the rules-based functioning of the monetary union. In essence, Germany established that some democracies are more equal than others. By doing so, the agreement has sought to remove politics and discretion from the functioning of the monetary union, an idea that has long been very dear to the French.

    The negotiations leading to the Greek agreement also destroyed the constructive ambiguity created by the Maastricht Treaty by making it absolutely clear that Germany is prepared to amputate and obliterate one of its members rather than make concessions. Germany appears to believe that the single currency ought to be a fixed exchange-rate regime or not exist at all in its current form, even if this means abandoning the underlying project of political integration that it was always meant to serve.

    Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Germany signaled to France that it was prepared to go ahead alone and take a clear contradictory stand on a critical political issue.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/28/opinion/how-the-greek-deal-could-destroy-the-euro.html?_r=1

    • Maybe I am missing something big here but it seems to me that this plan transfers the credit risk (or collectability risk) that the Greek state has on certain non-performing (recalcitrant) taxpayers which owe money to the state to another class of taxpayers to whom the state owes money. A bit like a clearing house or a multiparty netting facility (similar to what was done after the crisis with inter-dealer derivate exposures).

      Whilst I understand that this helps the situation of the Greek state why would this be acceptable to the taxpayers to whom the state owes money – unless the receivable they receive in (partial) satisfaction of their claim against the state is worth something (i.e. the non-performing taxpayer starts paying up)…

      I think I understand the general aim of reducing the outstanding liabilities of the Greek state but I am not sure how the goal can be achieved unless their a strict enforcement of tax liabilities to the Greek state…or a change in the payment habits of the Greek taxpayers that owe money to the state (in which case why to you need this netting arrangement).

      What am I missing here?

  5. Dean has said it right: “ignoramus”. How easy is to control… Yes, the whole thing is about control and when “parallel actions” happen create a problem immensely larger than the dept. The latter is a matter of accounting and can be easily manipulated, while plan B has to do with Spirit and Patriotism very – very dangerous ingredients indeed. This in my mind explains the ferocity of the attack for an obvious action which does not even merit explanation.

  6. I spoke to 2 people in London who listened to Varoufakis comments on Plan B. Confirm everything. My view: @ekathimerini got legitimate scoop — A Evans-Pritchard ‎@AmbroseEP

    And why were “members of international hedge funds” there? What possible purpose could they have served?

    • Please move on with the silly questions.

      Two weeks ago the issue was that Greece and Yanis did not have a plan B. Yes, they did as it is now revealed.

      Enough with the gossip and innuendo.

      When you have a plan B you talk it over with market makers. Unless of course you suggestion would be to invite Ayatollah Schauble and his Berlin Talibans over for tea and cookies.

    • Two weeks ago the issue was that Greece and Yanis did not have a plan B.

      As Yves Smith noted over at NC — and, btw, Plassaras, stop the annoying habit of trying to act smart by always referring to her by her real name; she does NOT use it on her blog, neither when she’s interviewed or quoted! — and I quote, “[Hedgies] don’t make markets in currencies. They don’t support the efforts of central banks; in fact they undermine them when profitable.”

      In fact, Hedgies would sell their own mothers, let alone Plassaras’s mother, to make a dime …lol

      Two weeks ago the issue was that Greece and Yanis did not have a plan B. Yes, they did as it is now revealed

      Yes, a draft for a Plan B — or better described as a Plan for a Plan B? A doodle?

      With a “plan” such as this, really, who needs plans!

      Enough with the gossip and innuendo.

      Pritchard would beg to differ. Confirmed by two sources at the meeting (was it the “market makers” …lol) … let alone the audio tapes.

      When you have a plan B you talk it over with market makers. Unless of course you suggestion would be to invite Ayatollah Schauble and his Berlin Talibans over for tea and cookies

      As opposed to the Hedge fund managers, the ones you naively refer to as “market makers,” the ones who’d sell their own mothers for a profit, let alone yours? Yeah, I would!

      http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/07/greeces-drachma-drama-why-planning-is-too-important-to-be-left-to-economists.html

    • LastTurk lost in the frozen fringes of Canada:

      The reason we don’t refer to to pseudo-names or pen names in a blog dedicated to truth discovery is that – among other things – we need to qualify the statements of opinion givers through a careful examination of their background and experience.

      Therefore people like you have a chance to get educated on the real person vs. committing the predictable sins of uncontrollable name dropping.

      http://www.auroraadvisors.com/resume_webber.html

      Btw, last I checked on the definition of a hedge fund manager I believe the word “contrarian investing” came up. Which has absolutely nothing to do with you warped conspiratorial mind about people selling their mothers for a profit. Perhaps you need to shed your Ottoman traditions and join the rest of the civilized world.

    • You need to get your comedy act on the road, Dean. You know, increase your exposure:)

    • I think you are clearly the comedian when you say that Norman Lamont (a British conservative who held Varoufakis’s similar office in the UK as the equivalent Finance Minister(aka Chancellor of the Exchecker) is somehow a “hedge fund” manager and similar nonsense:

      I never mentioned Lamont. I believe I said “why were members of international hedge funds there?.” To which you replied, being the poseur that you are, “market makers.”

      You’re a good laugh, Dean, when you try to wiggle yourself out of your embarrassing gaffes.

      Hedge funds are “market makers” … lol … seriously, take your clown act on the road!

    • LastTurk:

      The people attending the YV presentation were City fund managers.

      City = London = 2nd largest world financial center after New York.

      Fund managers are not hedge funds. Money managers of the city of London are world market makers.

    • The people attending the YV presentation were City fund managers

      From FT:

      Marsh wraps up the teleconference by noting there were 84 callers from around the world,

      right, the investors and managers of international hedge funds

      City = London = 2nd largest world financial center after New York

      Dean Plassaras = Poseur = Exhibitionist

  7. “ευφάνταστα «ρεπορτάζ» τα οποία πλήττουν την ποιότητα του δημόσιου διαλόγου προσπαθώντας να την σκιαγραφήσουν ως ομάδα που «συνομωτούσε» για να επαναφέρει εθνικό νόμισμα.”

    Γιάνη, εννοείς την ποιότητα διαλόγου με αυτούς που αποκαλείς καθημερινά Τρόικα εσωτερικού;

    Νομίζω ότι προσέβαλλα σήμερα τον κ. Γιαννόπουλο σε μια συνομηλία που είχαμε στο twitter και λυπάμαι, αλλά ο τόνος των δικών σας δηλώσεων δεν βοηθά τον διάλογο.

    • ND+Pasok+Potami are beyond TRoika of the interior. They are the disgusting traitors and open collaborators of the Ayatollah of austerity, Schauble and his Berlin Talibans. In modern terms they the ISIS of Greece and must be exterminated at all cost.

  8. Yannis, the more interesting question is not whether Greece had an exit plan but why it was not taken, given the overwhelming No and the terrible deal that followed. Do you, or Syriza, believe that staying in the Euro under punitive terms is the better option or is it the difficulty of the exit process that’s stopping us?

  9. I wonder, are the allegations about the Troika having taken control of the greek tax-system true or false?
    Because if they were true, I would ask why this wasn’t made public much earlier on, since it would have saved the former Minister and the whole Greek governement a lot of bad publicity for not doing anything about taxes.

    • The allegation was that Yani’s Columbia U contact (professor in IT) phoned him saying that he had control of the hardware but the software was in Troika’s possession.

      In any event, you could judge for yourself what sort of Schauble collaborator Alafouzis is (owner of both Kathimerini and Skai TV network). This man stands to lose everything form a strict enforcement of Syriza’s tax collection efforts:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giannis_Alafouzos

    • Hubert:

      The allegation is that Yanis said the following:

      “”The General Secretariat of Public Revenue is controlled by the troika – imagine the UK tax authorities to control the UK from Brussels. But the general secretariat Information Systems is controlled by me. I appointed one my good childhood friend, who had become IT professor at Columbia University. A week after we went to the ministry, he called me and told me how now he controls the machines, but the software is controlled by the troika. He said that if we asked the general secretariat of Public Revenues they would understand immediately that we were planning to build a parallel payment system”

      Mr. Varoufakis was speaking of the Secretary-General of Information Systems Michael Chatzitheodorou, whom he appointed to this position shortly after he had taken the ministry: “Michael Chatzitheodorou is a graduate of Athens University, also in the Department of Mathematics. His PhD is from the United States Columbia University in Information Systems in Computer Systems. Therefore I am very happy and grateful to him, who has agreed to do the General Secretariat for Information Systems aimed at real highlight of this Secretariat and of the potential of the pre-eminent object.

      The information systems of the Ministry of Finance form the “backbone” on which to build, built and will build further the capacity of the Ministry of Finance, and in general the Greek state, to support its tax system, the payment system to new technological structures which will grow endogenously through the Ministry in cooperation with the private sector, but without dependence on particular companies without continuing a situation often observed in Greek public. The officials of technological services are of secondary importance. Michael was a prototype of our choice not to choose people of the party tube, these people who pass the “revolving doors” that usually characterize the ways of appointments. He is a man who has never worked in public. He is a technocrat and undertakes information systems as an informational expert ‘”

  10. Kathimerini has become a miserable rag sheet full of lies and distortions. This process has been going on for some time now. The newspaper is very anti-Greek and pro-EU!

    At this point it is newspaper without any real credibility. It is the bully pulpit for EU creditors against the Greek people.

    • Alafouzos, the owner of Kathimerini, in addition to being a mediocre ship owner and tax avoidance specialist par excellence wants to play favor to Berlin so that it could avoid the heavy taxation that news media channels in Greece are soon will be asked to pay based on cumulative years of complete avoidance.

      Therefore Alafouzos’ game is is to claim persecution when the taxman knocks at his door and asks for the license fee due to the Greek state from his Sky media outlet and the Berlin Zeitung (aka Kathimerini).

  11. Three very simple questions:

    1) Were you advised before the call, as Kathimerini claims, that the call was being recorded?
    2) Were you quoted correctly when you said “I know. I know they are. And even if they do I will deny I said it”, after having been warned that “certainly others were listening” and that they might tell their friends?
    3) Were you quoted correctly when you said “We decided to hack into my ministry’s own software program in order to be able break it up to just copy just to copy the code of the tax systems website onto a large computer in his office so that he can work out how to design and implement this parallel payment system.”

    • I cannot believe that any of this is true!

      Kathimerini is no longer a credible newspaper for some time now. It is the voice of EU creditors against the Greek people.

      In the current foreign occupation of Greece, being ruled at gunpoint by EU creditors in possession, leaving the Eurozone would be the lesser evil. National sovereignty and civil liberties are priceless. What is the point of a foreign central bank, provoking bank runs in Greece to force capitulation and create a puppet government with a rubber stamp parliament in which the EU forces its will against the Greek people.

      Just read the Richard Koo article below for their incredible incompetence and ignorance that has led to this tragedy. https://varoufakis.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/koo-150715e.pdf. What self respecting country wants to be member of an EU like this???

    • Klaus the Clown:

      Are you now working for the Austrian intelligence Sektor which is a branch of the German secret police tasked with absolute obedience to the state as well as total dedication to its newest incarnation as the 4th Reich?

    • I heard the recording and this is what Yanis said. Is this going to be another ‘fingergate’ where the evidence of our eyes and ears apparently deceive us?

  12. Corrected text:

    Here is what is so ridiculous about this false alarm propagated by the disgusting Berlinophile collaborators of ND+Pasok:

    1. For a number of weeks now Yanis had been vilified by the absence of a Plan B in his negotiations with the Ayatollah of austerity Schauble. The minute he reveals a credible Plan B (which by the way Greece could still use down the road) in fact existing the domestic Greek vermin wishes his head on a platter.

    2. We are talking here about some Greek ignoramuses of ND+Pasok+Potami who even today don’t have a clue what has happened or now happening to Greece after 5 years in crisis and most likely would never learn since the stuff is way beyond their mental capacity. Therefore this group of traitors and collaborators pretend to understand what Yanis’ plan was when in fact they are nothing more than some Berlin Talibans who get their marching orders directly from Schauble’ office. In other words a group of people whose collective IQ is below that of normal football fans.

  13. Here is what is so ridiculous about this false alarm propagated by the disgusting Berlinophile collaborators of ND+Pasok:

    1. For a number of weeks now Yanis had been vilified by the absence of a Plan B in his negotiations with the Ayatollah of austerity Schauble. The minute he reveals a credible Plan B (which by the way Greece could still use down the road) the domestic Greek vermin wishes his plate on a platter.

    2. We are talking here about some Greek ignoramuses of ND+Pasok+Potami who even today don’t have a clue what has happened or now happening to Greece after 5 years in crisis and most likely would never learn since the stuff is way beyond their mental capacity. Therefore this group of traitors and collaborators pretend to understand what Yanis’ plan was when in fact they are nothing more than some Berlin Talibans who get their marching orders directly from Schauble’ office. In other words a group of people whose collective IQ is below that of normal football fans.

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