January 12, 2019

Merkel ‘inspects the desert she made’: Varoufakis slams German chancellor’s visit to Greece

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ahead of a two-day visit by Merkel to the austerity-stricken country.

“Mrs Merkel is in Greece to inspect the desert she made and to call it... recovery,” Varoufakis tweeted on Thursday. “Ironically, her Greek triumph unleashed deflationary forces that hit Germany (eg -ve interest rates) and wrecked her career. Never before has a German Chancellor wasted so much political capital.” Read more + video.

RT

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Germany, Greece put tension in rearview mirror during Angela Merkel's visit - DW

Merkel recognizes German responsibility for Nazi crimes (video) - DW
Greece repeats claim for war reparations from Germany during Merkel visit to Athens - Telegraph

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