Greek FinMin Varoufakis: Negotiations at their Most Difficult, Precarious Point



Negotiations between Greece and its creditors are now at “the most difficult…precarious point,” Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Wednesday. The Minister was talking to tax office employees that had gathered outside the Finance Ministry to make wage-related demands.

Referring to pressures being exerted by Greece’s creditors in the context of the negotiations on a new agreement, Varoufakis said they have reached the point of saying that the government “should take all existing wages above 700 euros and bring them below 700.” The Greek government is fighting this ruthless policy and stance on a daily basis, the Minister added.

He asked tax office employees to help so that the negotiations can be concluded, promising that their demands will be discussed once the negotiation is over.

Concerning his earlier comment while talking to fired cleaners, in which he appeared to suggest that the government might not be in power next January, Varoufakis said that his remark had been taken out of context and given greater importance than it deserved.

(source: ana-mpa)