ATHENS | Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is an “asset” for the country, but the current negotiations don’t belong to one person, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Asked during an interview at TV news program ‘Ston Eniko’ on Star channel about the apparent sidelining of the finance minister following a mini reshuffle of the Greek negotiating team, Tsipras said:
“Varoufakis is an asset for the country. He has annoyed them because he speaks their language better than they do. He insists on his opinion. But the negotiations do not belong to one person, the prime minister has the overall responsibility.”
He also said the negative climate against the finance minister is part of the negotiating practice.