Greece’s Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says he’s resigning

July 6, 2015 11:24 am

 Yanis
Varoufakis says he’s resigning, in a shock announcement despite the
government having secured a resounding victory for the ‘No’ vote in the
country’s bailout resignation. Photo / AP

’s Finance Minister says he’s resigning, in a
shock announcement despite the government having secured a resounding
victory for the ‘No’ vote in the country’s bailout resignation.
“Soon
after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a
certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted
‘partners’, for my … ‘absence’ from its meetings; an idea that the
Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an
agreement, he said on his blog after announcing the on Twitter.
“For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.”
Varoufakis, who is a dual Greek-Australian national, had often clashed with creditors in negotiations over the past months.

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