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Replying to Mr. Yanis Varoufakis

This morning, Mr. Varoufakis, former Greek Minister of Finance (sacked less than a week ago), you published this post on your blog: Behind Germany’s refusal to grant Greece debt relief

Dear Mr. Varoufakis,

so what you are saying is that Greece, from 2010 on, has been a cowardly trembling sheep in front of blood seeking EU wolves?

Why are you blaming Germany and not the other 17 EU States? Why are you blaming Germany and not your past governments? You want to know who you are entitled to blame, as a Greek and as a Greek Politician?

There you go:

Kostas Simitis 1996 – 2000

Simitis II 2000 – 2004

Kostas Karamanlis 2004 – 2007

Karamanlis II 2007 – 2009

George A. Papandreou 2009 – 2011

Lucas Papademos 2011 – 2012

Panagiotis Pikrammenos may 2012 – june 2012

Antonis Samaras 2012 – 2015

You know who they are, don’t you?

Were was Yanis Varoufakis when on January 14th 2013, ATTIKO METRO S.A. and THEMELI S.A. Contracting Company signed the Contract for the construction of the Tramway Extension to Piraeus, for an amount equal to EURO 61.5 million?

I know the funds from NSRF are not connected to Greek debt, but it’s funny that Yanis Varoufakis did not yell against the bad Germans when rivers of money flowed from EU towards Greek for infrastructure.

The same goes for the Thessaloniki Metro extension to Kalamaria, signed in June 2013, funded by the EIB for an overall budget of € 518 million.
And there are many more examples.

Were was Yanis Varoufakis when Greece took advantage of European funds?

(Maybe it’s normal for your culture? Remember Pericles and the Parthenon? The funds came from the Delian League)

Now it turns out that Germany is the enemy? Now it turns out that Schäuble is the Antichrist?

Please stop this flumadiddle, Mr Varoufakis. WWII is over and Germany and the EU are not your enemy (or, better to say, are not Greece’s enemy).

It is time to try to build up a new Europe. And if this is possible it’s also thanks to you. But now you are acting like a child who discovered that his favourite toy is broken.

Please grow up Mr. Varoufakis.

Update 11/07/2015 at 14,00: the comment is still awaiting moderation after 2 hours (but three comments posted later have been approved). Clearly mr Varoufakis doesn’t like critics

Update 14/07/2015 at 15,00: the comment is still awaiting moderation after 3 full days. Meanwhile tons of comments have been made.

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