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It would make perfect sense for Italy or other countries faced with the prospect of the collapse of the Euro to consult with Yanis Varoufakis if he agrees. After all he almost certainly has the best grasp on all of the problems involved from his experience with Greece. And it would be impossible to distinguish whether those discussions also included a possible SEURO Union - unless a party to the discussions spoke publicly, and even then...

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Aug 28th, 2016 at 09:43:44 PM EST
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Yanis Varoufakis is politically toxic as far as Europe's political and financial elite are concerned.  Anything involving him will immediately be dismissed as:
  1. academic
  2. not serious
  3. wrong headed.

So yes, if a Seuro actually emerged from any discussions involving him it would come as a complete shock to Europe's elite as they will have steadfastly ignored everything involving him. He could have been blogging about it for months and presenting academic papers on the topic, and it would still come as a shock to them.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Aug 28th, 2016 at 11:39:09 PM EST
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So much the better. "Europe's political and financial elite" NEED a whack up side their collective heads with a 2X4 to get their attention. Might even get some to pull their heads out of where they have so long been - though I cannot imagine how the mechanics of that metaphor might work.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Aug 29th, 2016 at 12:03:21 AM EST
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