Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis published on Thursday two proposals he claims to have made to Greece’s international creditors in May and June.
Varoufakis, who resigned from his post on July 6, claims that both proposals, one of which was submitted on May 11 and the other on June 11, were ignored by his Eurogroup counterparts. The documents include suggestions for financial policies and reforms in Greece.
“The truth is that they knew perfectly well what we were proposing. And that they never paid any attention to our proposals. Was that because our proposals were worthless, as they kept “leaking” to the press? Or was it because our proposals’ substance made it hard for them to admit that the real reason they refused to engage with our sensible, sophisticated proposals was that they only cared about humiliating our government and derailing the negotiations? I let the readers decide which of the two explanation is more believable,” the former finance minister writes.
Varoufakis has attached both of these alleged proposals in his blog post.