Dijsselbloem Calls Varoufakis’ Handling of the Greek Crisis ‘Catastrophic’



During an interview on Greece’s ANT1 television station on Monday evening, the former president of Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, said that ’ handling of the Greek crisis was “catastrophic” for Greece.

Dijsselbloem also accused Varoufakis of trying to constantly undermined the negotiations with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to find solutions to the crisis.

The former president of Eurogroup recanted during his interview an occassion in January 2015 where Varoufakis followed him onto an elevator to continue negotiations with Dijsselbloem following the press conference where Varoufakis announced that Greece was stopping negotiations with the troika.

As for the future of Greece, Dijsselbloem said that the country needs time to restore its credibility.

He noted that the country is now in a position where it has “the flexibility to apply a more social type of policy,” however, he pointed out that “it must not repeat the mistakes of the past.”