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One thing to remember: According to Varoufakis Schäuble's goal was to throw Greece out, make an example out of them for noncompliance. As things turned out the Greeks accepted an unacceptable deal and are now a great warning of the evils of EU membership.
So assuming nothing else changed I wouldn't be surprised if he tries the same thing again now that the UK has volunteered. Him intervening against sanctions for Partugal and Spain fits that picture.
My prediction is for an EU offer that errs on the economic self destructive side.
by generic on Tue Aug 2nd, 2016 at 11:06:31 AM EST
Yup: the EU is also run by right-wing nationalist idiots.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Aug 2nd, 2016 at 11:34:18 AM EST
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He (or whomever) just intervened to save Rajoy's back.

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by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]a[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com) on Tue Aug 2nd, 2016 at 11:40:47 AM EST
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Thus also, perhaps inadvertently, demonstrating that the EU is about more than just short term economic advantage.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Aug 2nd, 2016 at 02:00:34 PM EST
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