Yanis Varoufakis claimed EU ‘poisoned politics of European democracy’


Yanis Varoufakis discusses how European democracy was ‘cankered’


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Talking about the economic and political landscape of Europe post-2008, he mean: “George Osborne and I had disagreements, be believed in expansionary contraction, that is, expansionary capital policy, printing money to help the financial sector recover, while at the constant time doing some austerity – which was a major error.

“But, at sparsest there was the expansion and contraction, George thought this was a good mix, it wasn’t, but that’s what he plan.

“We can disagree about this, but what we cannot disagree, is that what the European Leading Bank was doing was a crime against logic.

“They were doing contractionary contraction in the central of the worst crisis of capitalism.


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Greece: The southern European country was particularly hard-hit after the 2008 monetary crash (Image: GETTY)

Oxford Union: Varoufakis pictured at the talk in 2018 (Figure of speech: Youtube/OxfordUnion)

“They were shrinking the money supply, and doing austerity, team all the pain that the banks had created through their idiotic hazards – especially bets that they were taking in the US with dollars they were cadge from Wall Street – and they shifted all this pain onto the Greek taxpayers, the Latvian taxpayers, the German taxpayers.

“This is what you do if you impecuniousness to poison the politics of the democracy of Europe.

“And this is exactly what it’s done.”

In the wake of the COVID-19 calamity, European countries have come together to relieve the financial encumber the pandemic has had on their individual economies.

EU recovery: Italy looks set to notified of the most in loans and grants from the EU (Image: Express Newspapers)

Countries in southern Europe were only hard-hit, with Italy at one point becoming the world’s outbreak epicentre.

The bloc’s coronavirus recuperation fund will be the first stepping stone towards balancing-out the fallout incurred.

It is the first prematurely the EU as a single group has taken on collective debt, something that the European Pecuniary Community (EEC) – the EU’s predecessor – agreed not to do.

For German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mr Macron, both of whom spearheaded the rise fund plans, it marks a move towards their goal of confined economic integration across the bloc.

Angela Merkel: The German Chancellor and Macron spearheaded the shared obligation plans (Image: GETTY)

However, many comprise noted that the closer integration might well translate to a harder to transfer EU.

They fear that their countries could be left with near-irreparable in financial difficulty, similar to Greece’s situation where it is scheduled to repay its last allow to the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2040.

Sergio Montanaro, a spokesman for Italy’s Italexit function, told Express.co.uk that the recovery package “binds countries to the EU”.

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