Greek ex-minister Varoufakis on ‘irrational’ European Union


This 4 August 2015 video by RJ Eskow from the USA is called The European Union’s Assault on Greek Democracy.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

TUC Congress 2015: Varoufakis warns PM he will fail in talks with EU

Monday 14th September 2015

DAVID CAMERON will walk away from EU negotiations “without anything very different,” former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis told a fringe meeting at TUC Congress yesterday.

Quizzed by the Star, the big-name biker said he was in a “strange position” where he could offer advice to Tories as well as leftwingers due to his own experience of EU talks.

“When you go to these things you think you have a chance to say your case,” he said.

“But you’re faced with … an infinite repetition of the phrase: ‘These are the rules.’

David Cameron’s going to have a hard time negotiating anything very different. The EU has very little capacity for a rational engagement with the facts.”

TRADE unions should ditch their support for the EU if David Cameron’s renegotiation results in fewer rights for workers, labour movement leaders said yesterday: here.

Greek election 2015: Golden Dawn rises on austerity-driven despair. Far-right fringe party has shed boots for suits and toned down its rhetoric to emerge as Europe’s most dangerous political force: here.

THOUSANDS of lobbyists are in Brussels to bring pressure to bear on EU institutions, especially the Commission, all Councils of Ministers and EU legislation. There are two powerful groups: the European round table of industrialists (ERT) and BusinessEurope (formerly the Confederation of European Business and founded as UNICE): here.

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