(EUROKINISSI / TATIANA ΜΠΟΛΑΡΗ)
The development that motivates the former finance minister comes from the EU Court of Justice, with Yanis Varoufakis submitting a current question to Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
According to the announcement of MERA25, the GDEE Prosecutor took a position in the dispute between Yanis Varoufakis and German MP Fabio de Masi with the ECB regarding a document from a private law firm, which issued an opinion on the closure of Greek banks in 2015.
The party says that the EU Attorney General has decided that “the ECtHR made an incorrect assessment that the ECB could deny access to the document in question”
In April 2015, the then ECB President Mario Draghi passed the ECB’s legal services and asked for an opinion from a private law firm about the possible liquidation of liquidity to Greek banks would conflict with European legislation.
When Yanis Varoufakis and Fabio de Masi were informed of the matter, they asked for a copy of Mario Drago’s opinion, but the Italian banker refused to make it public, citing his “duty to protect” the private law firm’s privacy.
Ask the Prime Minister
Based on this information, MERA25 Secretary Giannis Varoufakis submitted a current question to the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, which he poses:
Mr Prime Minister,
- You agree that European citizens have the right to know about the private law firm (to which Mr. Draghi addressed the ECB and trusts with their money) commented that the cessation of liquidity in a bank’s banking system (based on their closed doors and without follow policy in a political decision in the “informal” Eurogroup) conflicts with European law?
- Do you understand that publishing this opinion strengthens your government’s position given the pressure that you will soon accept for the de facto fifth memorandum?
- You will be assisting the judicial effort of the European Parliament (today) by the German Federal Parliament, Fabio De Masi, and I will give this opinion to the public so that European citizens can see for themselves who planned the closure of Greek banks and capital controls three whole months before they occur at the end of 2015?
Speaking today about the latest developments, the head of MERA25 claimed that Draghi knew the closure of Greek banks was illegal.
Yanis Varoufakis estimated that if the specific document were published, it would be seen that “the ECB people themselves questioned whether it was legal to suspend liquidity in a Member State.”
He further explained, noting that the answer to this is not only historical, but can show “how much the ECB can be used to force Macron, Sanchez, Mitsotakis. To impose on European people things that ultimately impede European integration and association in the midst of a mockery. “
Finally, Yanis Varoufakis claimed that Mario Draghi was pressured to close the banks and that it was clear from the outset that he did not want this process.