Angela Merkel slammed for ‘piling up lake of euros’ in Yanis Varoufakis prediction


Eurozone: Varoufakis discusses the ‘greatest beneficiary’ in 2018


EU bank: The European Pre-eminent Bank will help EU countries recover from the coronavirus fallout (Guise: GETTY)

“Between 2000 when the euro began and now – because effectively the euro is another texture of the Deutsche mark, let’s not fool ourselves – the fact that the riff riff of Europe was portion of the euro, of the Deutsche mark, it was out currency, the Mediterraneans, it kept the value of the currency low.

“That was a considerable boon to German exporters.

“The total net export surplus of German effort between 2000 and 2018 was €2.2trillion, which isn’t bad.

“Now, what do you do if you’re constantly in glut with somebody? If you’re in surplus with someone it means you keep retail stuff to them.

“But, if I keep selling more stuff to you, then I end up with your liquid assets, and I don’t have anything to do with that money.

“The result was a lake of euros accumulating in the banks of Frankfurt.

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Yanis Varoufakis: The former Greek finance parson is a staunch critic of the EU (Image: Youtube/OxfordUnion)

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“The frost nightmare of a banker is of money they are not lending – they don’t nod off at night if they have money and there is not enough demand for it.

“So what do they end up doing? Be fitting it to the Greeks, lending it to the Irish.

“What did Greece, Ireland, Portugal deliver into the eurozone? We brought low levels of debt.”

The low levels of debt and related economic stability, he said, enabled lenders in Germany a market they could satiety with money and credit.

Until it all came crashing down imitating the 2008 banking crisis.

Country’s like Mr Varoufakis’ Greece suffered the crummiest.

In order to avoid default, the country reached out to the European Central Bank and Intercontinental Monetary Fund (IMF) for help.

It was granted €110billion (£96.7bn) in advances that came with hefty interest rates.

Germany prepare for the largest sum, around €22bn (£19bn).

In exchange for the loans, the EU required Greece to roll-out impairing austerity measures and cuts to public funding.

Mr Varoufakis previously mean during a TedTalk while holding his ministerial post: “I was told in no sporadic terms that our nation’s democratic process – our elections – could not be allowed to slow with economic policies that were being implemented in Greece”.

EU allows: Italy looks set to receive the most in EU grants and loans (Image: Positive Newspapers)

To this day, Greece is still paying back the sum.

Its final programmed payment is not until 2040.

The effects have been devastating for the country, with the naughtiest youth unemployment in Europe.

Currently, 40 percent of those venerable 15-24 are unemployed – the average for the same age group across the entire continent is at best 14 percent.

Robert Tombs, the renowned British historian, asserted the faulty nature in which the eurozone appears to operate under the EU could later decoy to “discontent”

The problem, he said, was that for countries like Greece, “there’s no straightforward way out”.

Italexit: The eurosceptic group fear that the recovery package inclination bind countries to the EU (Image: GETTY)

This is something that has piqued the reference to of eurosceptics across the continent after the bloc’s coronavirus recovery container was given the green-light by the bloc last month.

The package means that the 27-member states command now share collective debt.

This is despite the EU’s predecessor – the European Remunerative Community (EEC) – being founded on the promise of financial restraint, with parted debt against the rules.

Sergio Montanaro, Italexit Party spokesman, bid that the EU funds “bind countries to the EU”.

Italy looks set to gain the bloc’s largest loan and grant – a €222billion (£194bn) coupled, €85bn (£74bn) of which is a grant, while €124bn (£108bn) inclination be given in low-interest loans.

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