Short and shocking. But possibly also just stupid. Trump’s leading candidate for the post of US ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, is said to have revealed the intentions of the US administration to Greece’s debt crisis. Malloch’s statement have set at least the Greek media on alert, his short statement have been broadcast by television networks, is all over the Greek internet and media websites.
, although it is rather clear that Ted Malloch cannot distinguish between the European Union and the Eurozone. As a TV producer, he can definitely know how to make impression
Speaking to Bloomberg TV, Malloch’s statement spread uncertainty about he policies the Trump administration will follow towards the Eurozone, the Greek issue but also the future role of the International Monetary Fund.
Sunday evening, Greek media describe Malloch’s statement as “indicative for Trump’s policies.”
However, I should like to add my personal thoughts here: surfing through the internet on Malloch’s recent interviews in several European outlets , I am not sure that Ted Malloch is able to distinguish between the European Union and the Eurozone. As a TV producer, he definitely knows how to make impression by creating controversy and manipulate the public.
In the same interview, Ted Malloch said that Germany manipulates the euro and called on countries to leave the euro through referendums. He said, he hoped all EU members would hold referendums on whether to leave the bloc.
In the same context, Malloch underlined that this German policy harms of the countries of South Europe.
About Greece he said “the question is why Greece continues to this quagmire policy while in purely economic terms it should be out of the euro?”.
Malloch’s statement comes a day before the IMF’s broad of directors meet to discuss the Greek debt and the IMF’s participation. At the same time, the representative of the new US administration will take part for the first time and is expected to unfold the US policies with regards to the role of the IMF.
The US is the biggest contributor to the Fund.
US President’s negative stance towards the European union and consequently to the Eurozone is not a secret. Donald Trump recently praised the Brexit when he met with UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May in the White House.
Two days ago, Ted Malloch said he will bet on the Euro collapse in 18 months suggesting that “the various elections expected in the near future in Europe, will lead to collapse of the euro.”
In an interview with German Der Spiegel, Malloch said “you can almost put any two letters in front of the word exit”, suggesting any of the other 27 member states could be next.
On Friday, party leaders at the European Parliament have called on the European Union to reject US President Donald Trump’s likely pick for ambassador to the EU, Ted Malloch, whose mission they said is to “disrupt or dissolve” the 28-member bloc.
The leaders of the conservative, socialist and liberal parties in Brussels wrote in a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk that Malloch’s stance toward “the values that define” the EU were marked by “outrageous malevolence.”
While his appointment is still pending, 64-year-old Ted Malloch has angered Europeans with arrogant and controversial remarks. He recently told the BBC that he “had, in a previous career, a diplomatic post where I helped bring down the Soviet Union. So maybe there’s another union that needs a little taming.”
Malloch is an American author, consultant, and television producer. He is currently a professor at the Henley Business School of the University of Reading, England.
PS In the very end, Ted Malloch may fail to get the US ambassador post to the EU.
We do not accept CVs.