MOSCOW (Sputnik) — During the ongoing Greek economic crisis, Germany has displayed its dominant position within the European Union, Spanish member of the Audit Committee of Greek debt Sergi Cutillas told Sputnik Wednesday.
Germany “has made it clear that democracy does not matter [in the European Union],” Cutillas said, adding that Berlin's ultimate goal is “to establish dominance over France.”
According to Cutillas, Germany, being an export superpower, has benefited the most from the European Union, because admitting countries with “less powerful” economies to the bloc made the common currency “a litter cheaper,” thus facilitating exports.
Germany "is benefiting from its role as creditor and its exporting role," Cutillas said.
According to Cutillas, Germany knows that the Eurozone will sooner or later collapse and wants to "amass as much capital and power as possible before that happens.”
In the July 5 referendum, a majority of Greeks voted against the lenders-proposed bailout plan, which contained strict austerity measures the country’s leadership saw as humiliating.
The Greek government's debt settlement proposals received much criticism from the German side, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling their proposed reforms "insufficient."
On Monday, however, the leaders of the euro area reached an agreement on a new bailout package for Greece.
On the same day, Greek former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said that the Eurogroup, which had been negotiating with Athens to resolve the Greek debt crisis, is completely controlled by Germany and its Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.