Greek Finance Minister's 'FDR tweet' reflects widening gulf with EU
April 27 , 2015
Greece appears to have slipped further away from a deal to bail out the debt-hit country, with its finance minister saying in an extraordinary Twitter message that he had become a target of "hate" in the EU.
Yanis Varoufakis quoted Franklin Roosevelt’s famous lines from 1936: “They are unanimous in their hate for me — and I welcome their hatred."
Varoufakis said that this quotation by the former US president FDR was “close to my heart”.
The tweet appears to validate reports that the Greek Finance Minister faced the heat during Friday’s meeting with EU ministers.