“If Schaeuble continue this policy then we will see bilateral agreements between countries of the [European] south, there is no other. Discussions between the French, Spanish, Portuguese and Greek diplomacy are already on the way. We do not cede the euro to anyone, if Germany wants this then Germany should leave [the eurozone].”
It was Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Networks, Nikos Mavraganis who commented about the German attitude and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
In an interview with Thessaloniki radio NORTH 98 fm, Mavraganis urged Germany to among others reconsider its policy, “otherwise we will see bilateral agreements between the countries of the european South in a year form now.”
The Minister stressed that “if Schaeuble believes that the South sponges on the North, then the South has no other solution.”
Referring to the joint forces of the countries of the European south, declaration, the Minister said that such “bilateral agreements were mature” adding that the leaders who signed the EU South declaration agreed that “there have to be different policies with respect to the human dignity.”
Asked about “two difference Europes with a single currency,” Mavraganis said “We do not cede the right to the euro to anyone. If anyone wants to leave the euro, he should do it, if the Germans want it, it is their right. We do not cede the euro to anyone, if they want to leave let them go.”
Nikos Mavraganis is member of the nationalist Independent Greeks, the junior partner of left-wing SYRIZA in the coalition government.
PS Under Merkel and Schaeuble, Germany seized the euro long time ago and no Greek minister could persuade the Germans to leave the common currency area. and nothing will change this attitude should the countries of the European south sign 10,000 bilateral agreements. Germany has a slight chance to change its rigit austerity police if the Social-Democrats (SPD) win the elections in September 2017.