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***BBC NEWS CUTS OFF LIVE INTERVIEW WITH ECONOMIST YANIS VAROUFAKISWhile the Greek economist prof. Yannis Varoufakis was giving powerful argumentation on the Greek elections and the European debt crisis, the BBC cut off the interview claiming that they had lost their link
THE INTERVIEW thanks to brigidcamillesusan
[Greeks today are voting for two different programmes, each one of which has as its committed plan and objective to stay in the Eurozone. But there are two different points of view as to how to stay in the Eurozone. On the one hand you have the conservative pro-bail out party, New Democracy, which is saying -- there is some sense to that -- that what we need to do in order to stay in the Eurozone is to do as we're told, to be model prisoners. We don't like the austerity measures, we don't believe in them, but what can we possibly do? We can't compete with Germany and we can't set the agenda in Europe, so we better do as we're told. Hopefully at some point Germany is going to change its mind and there will be a turnaround in Europe as a whole -- due to Hollande, due to Spain, due to Italy -- and Greece will manage to survive. That's one perspective.
The other perspective is that of Syriza, which is saying that the present course, the present terms and conditions, are impossible to implement -- it's not a question of whether we like it or not -- and the targets have already been breached and we're sinking. So if we continue along the lines of where we are today we'll find ourselves out of the Eurozone if we try to implement this programme. So all we can do at the moment is say, "Guys! We can't do it".
Isn't the problem though you owe hundreds of billions of Euros and the interest on that needs to be paid back? The money has been lent, they want their money paid for.
Let me be frank: it will not be paid back. Just like a large mountain of debt of Spanish banks, of Italian banks, of states around the Eurozone will have to be written off. After 2008 the debt overhang in Europe is such that a large quantity of that debt will either have to be renegotiated centrally -- not just for Greece, but generally speaking. At the moment we have this death trap, this death embrace between insolvent states and insolvent banks. Look, think of what the Economist cover was last week: The world economy is sinking and the captain is saying, "Mrs Merkel, can we start the engines please?" Now, it seems to me there is an incongruity. On the one hand the BBC, the CNN, world opinion makers, have concluded, in a completely clear way, that the Eurozone strategy for dealing with this crisis has failed. And yet, at the same time, Greek voters are being told, "Yes, well, this is a failed plan, but you have to stick to it. And if you don't, you're out of the Euro." So, you can see that there is a scandalous incon...]