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稱與歐洲財長關係差不利談判 希臘財長辭職

2015/7/6 — 14:51

背景圖片:希臘財長Yanis Varoufakis,圖:維基百科

背景圖片:希臘財長Yanis Varoufakis,圖:維基百科

希臘對國際債權人的緊縮方案進行公投,結果逾六成選民反對「緊縮換救助」方案,希臘財長瓦魯法基斯(Yanis Varoufakis)今日即宣布辭職。他解釋,是因為由各國財長組成的歐元集團,不再歡迎他出席會議。為免希臘與債權人的談判工作受阻,才作出辭職的決定。

瓦魯法基斯今日在其網誌上撰文,以《財長不再(Minister No More!)》為題,宣布辭職的決定。他解釋在公投結果公布之後,便得知部分歐元集團成員及合作伙伴,都不希望瓦魯法基斯在會議中出現。因此他決定今日起辭去財長一職,認為這樣對總理齊普拉斯未來的談判工作更為有利。

瓦魯法基斯指,自己作為左翼分子,知道如何採取集體行動。他在未來會全力支持齊普拉斯,新任的財政部長,以及希臘政府。瓦魯法基斯又形容,面對債權人的厭惡,他更感到自豪。

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以下為瓦魯法基斯的聲明全文:

Minister No More!

The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage.

Like all struggles for democratic rights, so too this historic rejection of the Eurogroup’s 25th June ultimatum comes with a large price tag attached. It is, therefore, essential that the great capital bestowed upon our government by the splendid NO vote be invested immediately into a YES to a proper resolution – to an agreement that involves debt restructuring, less austerity, redistribution in favour of the needy, and real reforms.

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. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.

I consider it my duty to help Alexis Tsipras exploit, as he sees fit, the capital that the Greek people granted us through yesterday’s referendum.

And I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride.

We of the Left know how to act collectively with no care for the privileges of office. I shall support fully Prime Minister Tsipras, the new Minister of Finance, and our government.

The superhuman effort to honour the brave people of Greece, and the famous OXI (NO) that they granted to democrats the world over, is just beginning.

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54歲的瓦魯法基斯是經濟學者出身,於伯明罕大學修讀數學與統計,並在1987年於艾塞克斯大學取得博士學位。在2015年希臘立法選舉中,他代表激進左翼聯盟當選為議會議員,並在今年1月27日正式成為財長。

作為希臘的財長,瓦魯法基斯的形象卻有別於一般的高官,平日不愛穿西裝,反而常以皮褸配鮮色恤衫的打扮示人。傳媒亦經常拍到他駕駛電單車上班,親民又有型的形象,可謂深入民心。

瓦魯法基斯一向與其他歐洲財長關係差劣。在今年四月,就有傳瓦魯法基斯在歐元集團的會議中,被各國財長批評會談方式不負責任,又指責他是「浪費時間,是個賭徒,而且非常業餘」。瓦魯法基斯事後在Twitter回應事件,灑脫地引用美國前總統羅斯福名句:「當所有人憎恨我,我歡迎他們的憎恨」。

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