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Even as someone who was highly sympathetic to Syriza, I did not see the divisions between the various sets until only recently. My eyes opened to this possibility only when Jamie Galbreath mentioned it when he sat in on Eurogroup meetings early. He called them totally unprofessional, and unlike any govt negotiations he had taken part in elsewhere. Those who back Syriza also have to admit that even Varoufakis was unaware of what he was stepping into. He apparently didn't know the Eurogroup was ad hoc and informal until Saturday. I wonder if any of the other ministers knew but a few. I wonder if the whole of Europe knew. This goes to Angela Merkel. When a troika deal must be approved by the Eurogroup finance ministers (Schauble) and no one else, this means that she effectively disavowed her own leadership.
by Upstate NY on Mon Jun 29th, 2015 at 01:48:08 PM EST
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