Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis threatened that Greece can take the EU and the Eurozone (?) to European Court of Justice in order to block a Greek exit from the euro area. “They cannot drive us away from the eurozone,” Varoufakis told UK’s Telegraph.
The Finance Minister said that the country will certainly think and consider appropriate legal action in European courts.
As the Telegraph is behind firewall for certain readers, the Finance ministry issues a press release with Varoufakis’ statement.
“Greece will make use of all legal rights. We receive legal advice and would certainly consider appropriate legal action in European courts. The EU treaties do not provide exit from the euro and we refuse to accept it. Our position in the eurozone is not negotiable.” (via news247.gr)
Practically it will take ages for the ECJ to take a decision and such cases will have to go first through national courts. So in about 5-10 years we will know ECJ decision.
PS Nice try but the salvo goes in jokes direction.