Parece claro que não acertei na previsão de que a Grécia sairia do Euro em Fevereiro.
Não saiu porque o governo grego preferiu continuar o jogo, mentindo à vez a gregos e a parceiros Europeus. Quando dizemos que o acordo atingido é vago e não é para cumprir queremos dizer o que Varoufakis explicou em entrevista em grego para os gregos esta semana. Continuo a acreditar que o governo Syriza vai cumprir com o programa com que foi eleito e que mais cedo ou mais tarde, quando for necessário mais dinheiro, vai mesmo sair do Euro.
Tal como António Costa, Varoufakis não devia contar que outros que não os ouvintes ficassem a saber o que disse. Só falta chamar de otários aos parceiros Europeus. Acreditar que esta estratégia vai a algum lado é ignorar por completo os instintos mais básicos de qualquer ser humano.
Hatzinikolaou: My fundamental question about the e-mail is whether or not it entails layoffs in the public sector (which the e-mail sent by former Minister of Finance Hardouvelis did include), if it entails pension reductions (again, the e-mail of Hardouvelis did contain cuts in supplementary pensions), if it entails wage reductions.
Varoufakis: I will answer to all these questions, since these are very specific questions, and it is best that we speak forthrightly. My answer to all of these questions is NO, in NO WAY. (…)
Hatzinikolaou: You know what I mean: this is when we will stop having this harsh monitoring that we now have.
Varoufakis: Look, you are right on that. But the Memorandum is finished! Because you know what the Memorandum is? It is a series of conditionalities and criteria that needed to be fulfilled. These criteria are now over! (…)
(…) (Varoufakis) You know, they have asked me to stop talking about cancelation of the debt, but talk instead of its restructuring. You, too, have said that we should not be playing with words. The restructuring of the debt is exactly that – a debt reduction.(…)”
Varoufakis: Of course, and we were right. I am not talking about prolongation. I am talking about SWAPS of the debt that will effectively decrease it to a very big extent.
Hatzinikolaou: I certainly hope so. What about the privatizations, do all of them proceed as I understand? Those privatizations that have been initiated by the former government, do these continue?
Varoufakis: Look, what we have announced – if you read carefully our text, you will see a creative ambiguity in it – those that have been ‘completed-completed’ are obviously completed. It is the law of the state. There is a continuity in state affairs. Nobody expected, and we certainly did not intend, to offend a process that has already been completed.
In terms of those privatizations that are ongoing, as we said – did you read what we said? – the law will be implemented. The law gives the ability to the Greek government both to change the terms of the process, but also to check on the legality of such process.
Os parceiros Europeus só serão enganados se quiserem. E Varoufakis faz o possível para que percam a cara no caminho. Nas palavras dele “Fuck the germans”.