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What Britain’s European Union negotiators can learn from the Greeks

Greece had no choice but to fold when the EU united against it—a precedent the UK's negotiators would do well to note

By Chris Bickerton   July 2017

Apparent consensus: Eurogroup finance ministers in Brussels are little more than a rubber stamp. Photo: Sander de Wilde/Corbis via Getty Images

Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis (Bodley Head, £20)

Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way by Paul Lever (IB Tauris, £17.99) 

On 24th April 2015, the Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, attended a meeting of his Eurozone counterparts in the Latvian capital, Riga. Believing the gathering to be largely ceremonial, a sop to the Latvian government which held the…

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