Schäuble offered to Varoufakis a Grexit with EUR 50 billion as a ‘gift’

Schäuble offered to Varoufakis a Grexit with EUR 50 billion as a ‘gift’

Athens, July 21, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

The revelations around the name of Wolfgang Schaeuble and his desire to kick Greece out of the euro do not seem to end.

After the idea for a ​​temporary Grexit, a publication of Euractiv and Heard in Europe, claims that a senior source that spoke with the German finance minister said he was willing to give EUR 50 billions to Yanis Varoufakis and the SYRIZA government, in order for Greece to exit the Eurozone.

The article claims that Schaeuble assumes that the government due to its ideology would prefer a Grexit. For this reason “he was ready to put money on the table to encourage such a move”.

Meanwhile, a publication of the french Mediapart notes that the German finance ministry had reportedly asked before the referendum how much Greece wanted to abandon the euro.

According to Heard in Europe, however, the amount appeared to approximate EUR 50 billion.

Schaeuble did not mention where this money would come from. Part of the package may had come from the EUR 35 billion EU funds that were to be given to Greece by 2020, plus the ECB gains from the bonds.