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The real sins of Varoufakis: why Greece is being punished for refusing to play by the Eurogroup’s rules

Bickerton, Christopher (2015) The real sins of Varoufakis: why Greece is being punished for refusing to play by the Eurogroup’s rules. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (13 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Talks continued through the night in Brussels, with Eurozone leaders eventually reaching an agreement on Greece. Christopher Bickerton writes that while negotiations were always likely to be tough, the original discussions between Greece and its creditors did not break down because of an unbridgeable ideological gap, but instead reflected a reaction to the negotiating tactics pursued by the Greek government under finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. He argues that by breaching the etiquette of the Eurogroup’s decision-making process, Varoufakis generated entrenched opposition among Greece’s creditors for which the country is now being punished.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 11:10
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71113

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