The truth about Riga

Yanis Varoufakis

It was the 24th of April. The Eurogroup meeting taking place that day in Latvia was of great importance to Greece. It was the last Eurogroup meeting prior to the deadline (30th April) that we had collectively decided upon (back in the 20th February Eurogroup meeting) for an agreement on the set of reforms that Greece would implement so as to unlock, in a timely fashion, the deadlock with our creditors.

During that Eurogroup meeting, which ended in disagreement, the media began to report ‘leaks’ from the room presenting to the world a preposterously false view of what was being said within. Respected journalists and venerable news media reported lies and innuendos concerning both what my colleagues allegedly said to me and also my alleged responses and my presentation of the Greek position.

The days and weeks that followed were dominated by these false stories which almost…

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One response to “The truth about Riga

  1. Today’s “journalism” is no journalism in sense of reporting about own investigations. It is merely copying and reprinting something that some tabloid cam up with. At least the major part of the newspapers suns itself in dpa/reuters/whatever-pa reprints, or requote other articles.

    And regarding making notes: If Mr Schäuble did make notes, he would still know where the 100,000DEM are he got from Karlheinz Schreiber. And such a doter made it finance minister in Germany.

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