Yanis the Greek! Gets in Deeper Trouble With Euro-debtors

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has raised a fresh furor by telling a newspaper that he taped a confidential meeting of eurozone finance ministers, drawing criticism that he was undermining Greece's efforts to secure aid from lenders.
Since assuming his post in January, the outspoken Varoufakis has often found himself in the midst of controversy over his brash style and sharp-tongued barbs against creditors at a time when Greece needs their help to avert bankruptcy.
He was finally sidelined from sensitive negotiations with EU and IMF lenders after returning last month from a meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers in Riga, where he was rebuked for a lecturing tone and for refusing to show up at a state dinner.
The disclosure prompted howls of disbelief from Greek media and the opposition, who accused him of undercutting Greece's efforts to build alliances by recording his peers.



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