Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:11
Dijsselbloem critical of Greece bluff to Eurozone
Euro Group President and Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem is dissatisfied with the "poker game" Greece has been playing with the other 18 Euro countries regarding their debts these past few weeks. According to Dijsselbloem, Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis is either bluffing or he is underestimating how bad his country's financial situation is. He said this on De Wereld Draait Door yesterday, De Telegraaf reports. He also compared the situation with two cars playing "chicken", driving towards each other at high speed to see who will turn out first. Dijsselbloem said that the Greek government quickly realized the gravity of their financial situation. "There was just no money in the bank, so they needed help. They didn't want any more loans because they had too many already, but they get an average of 32 years to repay the loans."