Tuesday 26 May 2015

Varoufakis now confirms recording talks (after denying it)

Contradicting himself once again, Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis has now admitted to recording the Riga Eurogroup meeting, after initially denying it. 

Originally, he declared that he recorded the meeting in an interview with NYT reporter Suzy Hansen ( A finance minister fit for a Greek tragedy, 20 May 2015). This caused an international furor. 

Now, in an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr (AFP: Varoufakis admits recording stormy Riga meeting / 24 May 2015), he claims that he recorded himself mainly 

"to be able to recount my exact phrases and, accordingly, to brief my Prime Minister, the Cabinet, Parliament etc. on precisely what I said"

Otherwise, it's all fairy tales. 

Greece's credibility is already at an all-time low. This narcissistic flip-flopping doesn't help. 

(c) Philip Ammerman, 2015 

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