Wiretapped tax identification numbers, hacking, secret accounts for each Greek taxpayer and banks that could operate with euros but instantly change to a drachma-based system were just some of the surreal proposals included in former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis’ Plan B. According to an article published in Greek newspaper “Kathimerini” on Sunday, Varoufakis had allegedly revealed his plans to foreign hedge fund executives during an international forum held on July 16.
The former Greek Finance Minister included several… not so legal measures in his Plan B, such as hacking and hijacking. According to Varoufakis, he had drawn up the infamous Plan B after he received orders from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Varoufakis’ Plan B did not include a Grexit option, however it also did not exclude it, noted “Kathimerini.” He was planning to create “a parallel payment system that would operate using wiretapped tax registration numbers and could eventually work as a parallel banking system.”
He worked with a small team to prepare the plan, which would have required a staff of 1,000 to implement but did not get the final go-ahead from Tsipras to proceed, noted the newspaper. His plan was to hijack the taxpayers’ and corporations’ tax identification numbers by hacking into the General Secretariat of Public Revenue website. This would allow the creation of a parallel system that could operate if banks were forced to close and which would allow payments to be made between third parties and the state, and could eventually lead to the creation of a parallel banking system, according to Varoufakis.
When he was informed that his speech was being recorded and asked what he would do if it got out, Varoufakis did not hesitate to say that he would deny everything.
Varoufakis plans to establish a European Alliance
Meanwhile, the former Greek Finance Minister plans to establish a European Alliance that will be composed of representatives from various political currents, including Christian Democrats from Berlin, according to his recent interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel.
The Alliance “will not have a party structure but will be a movement” composed of all the people who wish to “revive” democracy in Europe.