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    The collapse of the Greek economy was a part of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble’s plan to restructure the Eurozone and force countries to stick to his rules, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis wrote in the German newspaper Die Zeit.

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has an ambitious plan to change the European Monetary Union and the collapse of Greece was part of it, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis wrote in an article.

    Dr. Schäuble is following a plan to ‘clean’ the European Monetary Union. The allegation that the Greek government can’t offer any "credible reforms" was just a pretext. Greece simply became a "victim of a ritual," Varoufakis wrote.

    According to the Greek Finance Minister, Schäuble and other members of the Eurogroup "intentionally” sharpened social crises in some countries to implement the plan on Eurozone restructuring. Greece had to be excluded from the monetary union to "discipline other members, who opposed this very specific plan," Varoufakis said.

    As earlier reported by DWN, Schäuble is intentionally seeking Greece’s withdrawal. In this way, he is sending southern states a clear message: Think about what you want. Either you adhere to the rules voluntarily, or we force you to do it anyway.

    On Monday, Eurozone leaders agreed to provide Athens with a three-year 86-billion-euro loan in exchange for tough reforms. However, the success of the program is highly questionable. New austerity measures are unlikely to help Greece out of the crisis, experts assume.


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