Posted by: nikusjka | February 11, 2015

Greek elections and Yanis Varoufakis starring in EU

Following Greece’s parliament elections on January 25th 2015 the leftist party Syriza won the political marathon. Once again – Greece is on top of every news, media, TV and people minds. Since then EUR dropped from 1.6 to 1.3 and keeps going down; Greek stocks of Piraeus Bank fell 17.6% and Alpha Bank fell 11.6%. the next day. Thus people seem to be hopeful about the new government, unlike EU politicians and Mrs. Merkel.

I don’t want to predict the outcome of this big change that happened in the Greek government for the first time in 40 years and how it will affect people lives. What I am concerned about are people who voted for Syriza. Based on the law you can vote only in Greece. There is no option to vote at the Greek embassy if you are away from the country. Therefore all the young people, qualified professionals, who left Greece during the past 5 years for a better life were unable to express their vote.

On the other hand I do understand Greeks taking a leap of faith and voting for a complete change. That what anybody would do after 5 years of depression – trying to find literally anything to change the pattern,  take the nation out of the crisis circle.

You know what? Enough with political analysis. I started this post with another idea in mind 🙂 In the middle of all the political debates and news articles you just can’t miss Mr. Varoufakis! He is a new Greece finance minister and… HOT! 🙂 Sorry for my lexicon but that’s exactly how they refer to him in the European media at the moment. Just check it out:

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis

“Varoufakis is without doubt a man full of charisma,” ZDF anchor Marietta Slomka

“What makes Yanis Varoufakis a sex icon” was a headline in conservative newspaper Die Welt over a story that raved about “his balding head, cool style and muscular Yamaha motorcycle”.

He rattles around Athens on a big, black motorcycle, never tucks his shirts in and radiates a sort of classical masculinity that you only usually see in Greek statues,” Stern wrote. “He’s not one of the world’s most respected economists, but a man whose good looks separate him from all the grey suits.”

Amazing, huh? 🙂 I can’t agree with those people more. He is just missing a pair of Police sunglasses, his motorbike (he has one in Athens), leather jacket and a gun – and here we go  – reborn Bruce Willis and a new “Die Hard” movie star is ready to go!

Some people already seem to like the idea. Stefanos Papadatos made a poster:

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis just got his own movie poster

The dates at the top of the poster refer to today’s Eurogroup meeting. Varoufakis is taking Greece’s demands to the emergency conference of European finance ministers to try to get a bridging loan, which would tide the country’s public finances over for several months while a deal on debt is discussed.

So politics suddenly got just a lot more “interesting” from women perspective at least 🙂

Go, Varoufakis, go! 🙂


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