“[Wolfgang] Schaeuble, the finance minister of Germany, is hell-bent on effecting a Grexit so nothing is over. But let me be very specific and very precise on this. The prime minister before he became PM, before we won the election in January, had given me the green light to come up with a Plan B. And I assembled a very able team, a small team as it had to be because that had to be kept completely under wraps for obvious reasons. And we had been working since the end of December or beginning of January on creating one. But let me give you if you are interested some of the political and the institutional impediments that made it hard for us to complete the work and indeed to activate it. The work was more or less complete: We did have a Plan B but the difficulty was to go from the five people who were planning it to the 1,000 people that would have to implement it. For that I would have to receive another authorisation which never came.”
Väga huvitav jutt Varoufakiselt. Neil oli plaan B, miks Tsipras seda ei rakendanud, jääb ilmselt alati meile teadmata. Schäuble ei usu, et eurosüsteem on jätkusuutlik ja saab ilma fiskaalsete ülekanneteta töötada.