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Dijsselbloem denies accusing Varoufakis

Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that he never said anything related to Yanis VAroufakis and his role in the government and the Greek government wanting to have him replaced.

The Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem never said anything remotely related to Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis' role, as proven also by the former's interview on Dutch television, the government said on Tuesday, denying press reports that the government sought to replace the Greek minister.

Had the Dutch finance minister said anything of the sort, sources said, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras would have been obliged to respond. Varoufakis, they said, remains finance minister and will also serve as the chairman of the political negotiation team (which was set up on Sunday); he also enjoys the unreserved support of the Greek government.

Attacks targeting the finance minister, especially during the most critical moment of negotiations, are obviously serving specific purposes and intentions, they said.

Source: ANA-MPA