“[Juncker] said we were ready to front-load EU funds at the disposal of Greece for the future and the Greek government didn’t take the offer, which convinced them that [the Greeks] weren’t interested in an agreement and it was ideological,” an MEP who was in the room told Politico after the meeting.
How dare they not immediately take our deal!? How dare they put patriotism against the wishes of their creditors!?
“He said, ‘We were so close, in fact, we were so close that it was just €60 million that we were arguing over.”
Then, Mr Juncker, why didn’t you cede the €60 million point, if it was such a trivial thing?
Even The Washington Post is looking at this with clearer eyes.