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Venizelos – ‘Schauble Conspired To Try And Scupper Greek Bailout, Force Grexit’ – 5 March 2013

venipiggyThree days ago, Greek friends of every hue bombarded me with news of the attempt by Evangelos Venizelos (left) to present himself as Greece’s Davy Crocket. The Fat One did this by accusing Wolfgang Schäuble of trying to push Greece towards Grexit in August 2011 with some kind of sweetener. Most of one’s instincts would immediately think ‘Liar, liar, pants on fire’….but in just this one case, I’m not so sure. There are some quite solid grounds for thinking that – however base his motives – on this occasion Veryzealous might be at least in part telling the truth. Continue reading


John Ward – EU Crisis Needs The ‘Champions’ Solution : Venizelos V Schäuble – 11 May 2012

You always know where you are with Evangelo Venizelos: on the gravy train. The possibility of Greece forming a unity government appears to have grown following talks between PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left chief Fotis Kouvelis on Thursday. The two leaders met after Venizelos took over the mandate to explore the possibility of cooperation between the parties elected on Sunday. Both suggested that they were happy with the direction of their talks. Continue reading