Caught On Tape: Dijsselbloem To Varoufakis: "You Just Killed The Troika"

Tyler Durden's picture

Amid 'turmoiling' stock markets on Friday, CNBC's Simon Hobbs summed up the status quo's thinking on the new Greek leadership when he noted, somewhat angrily and shocked, "The Greeks are not even trying to reassure the markets," seeming to have entirely forgotten (and who can blame him in this new normal the world has been force-fed for 6 years) that political leaders are elected for the good of the people (by the people) not for the markets. Yesterday saw the clearest example yet of Europe's anger that the Greeks may choose their own path as opposed to following the EU's non-sovereign leadership's demands when the most uncomfortable moment ever caught on tape - the moment when Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem (he of the "template" foot in mouth disease) stood up at the end of the EU-Greece press conference, awkwardly shook hands with Greece's new finance minister, and whispered..."you have just killed the Troika," to which Varoufakis responded... "wow!"


As Keep Talking Greece reports,

The joint press conference was concluding, when Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis droped a last bombshell.  “…and with this if you want – and according to European Parliament – flimsily-constructed committee we have no aim to cooperate. Thank you.” Varoufakis was referring to the famous Troika, the country’s official creditors consisting of the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank..

After concluding with a “Thank you” Varoufakis gives the word to Eurogroup Chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who wants to hear the translation first. Then he takes off the ear phones, he stands up and sets to leave. An enforced-looking shaking of hands delays the  departure of the Dutch FinMin.

Dijsselbloem quickly whispers something to Varoufakis’ ear, he briefly replies back and the Eurogroup chief leaves the press conference hall as soon as it was possible.

Video: the Awkward Greek-Eurogroup Moment


The whole afternoon, Greek and international media were trying to find out “What the hell did they two men said to each other!?”


Private Mega TV reported short before 9 pm on Friday.

Eurogroup chief whispered to Greek FinMin’s  ear “You just killed the Troika” and that Varoufakis replied with a simple “WOW!”


Dijsselbloem: Whisper…whisper…

Varoufakis: Whisper….


Dijsselbloom slides his hand away

Back remains Varoufakis with one palm open and the left hand stuck in his pocket – relaxed Greek style

The two men talk for a couple of minutes with lips hidden from the cameras.

Dijsselbloem leaves without turning back to watch his interlocutor.

I don’t quite understand why Dijsselbloem is sour. I’m sure that Varoufakis told him the same things when they had their 2-hour face-to-face talks.

Unless they were talking about Gouda and Feta and the Greek FinMin surprised him when he said at the press conference, that the Greek government will not negotiate with the Troika.

And furthermore, why is he offended? He is chief of the Eurogroup, he does not represent the Troika…

Most probably he was expecting a Yes-Man behavior like in the past with HOHOHO-jocker Jean-Claude Juncker, when he was Eurogroup head.

juncker venizelos

Juncker – FinMin Venizelos


Juncker – Spanish FinMin

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Later that evening Yanis Varoufakis gave an excellent more in depth interview with BBC's Newsnight... to explain why Greece will not accept more debt from the EU...

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One final thought - how long before this chart converges?

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agent default's picture

Full translation:

You just killed Troika, now go bail out yourself, because we are done here.

ArkansasAngie's picture

I surely hope that the Greeks don't back down.  Somebody has to stand up to those insolvent and illiquid Euro banks.

Moral hazard is a bitch.



SickDollar's picture

finally some good fucking news

flacon's picture

This is almost too good to be true! I love how Varoufakis doesn't even have his shirt tucked in! "We have no intention on cooperating." LOVE IT! A HUGE "FUCK YOU" TO THE BANKERS!!


PS: I also love Varoufakis' smirk after he finishes speaking. 

Ignatius's picture

The EU gets an ass-f*cking which, as legend has it, the Greeks have some familiarity with.

Bananamerican's picture

That manly Brit bitch seemed to rattle V.
He didn't come off very well on that last video...

Cripkuwy's picture

BBC woman: "but...but...but they're withdrawing money from their accounts" WTF does she expect, that's kinda the purpose of it, isn't it? It's like saying you shouldn't drive your new car every day, perhaps only one day/week.

strannick's picture

"The Greeks are not even trying to reassure the markets!"

By "the market" he means the central planners' algos

"When you owe your bank a grand, you are their birch,

When you owe the bank a million, they are your bitch"

It's the Troika that will do the listening here.

knukles's picture

Fuck Simon Hobbs.  (Hobbs, another appropriate devil's name for a proprgandist)
Fuck the Troika  (Nothing but the politicians and their financial enablers stripping a country's wealth bare)
Fuck the EU  (interesting that I'm agreeing with Vickie Nuland on that one)

                                                    Fuck the NWO

"but...but...but they're withdrawing money from their accounts" .... So fucking what?!?!?  It's their own Goddamned money to do with as they please, for the time being.  Jesus H Fucking Christ!  The NWO is in full bloom! 

                                They weren't kidding.  Order through Chaos

ilion's picture

I fucking love this Yanis guy, and I'm not even gay.

That BBC bitch should go and do a BJ to the jew who presented her the Jewish tax question.

Go Greece! End the banksters party!

smlbizman's picture

fuck that offense intended torwards other cunts....

SWRichmond's picture

fuck that offense intended torwards other cunts....

+1000.  She was unforgivably wretched ion the interview, obvious agenda, obviously trying to agitate the minister and get him to blow something up.

Mr. Varoufakis: Great interview, I admire your self control and patience with an unruly BBC bitch.  You were clear and I agree with your points.

new game's picture

the diesel has blown a head gasket...

Rubbish's picture

EU HAMP program on steroids coming.


Spain Italy please file your application forthwith.



Gold Bitchez....I pick up pennies

knukles's picture

The EU Hamster program?
Dizelbloom gerbil stuffing on PPV?

Ya'know, that just actually might get a Nielsen responsive audience

COSMOS's picture

She looks like Barbara Streisand with PMS, its obvious which faction she is representing.

old naughty's picture

would "template" be "counted" as one of them early-exiting bankers?

Save_America1st's picture

Remember this one from Biden to O-fuck-tard?

"This is a big fucking deal".  LOL

ml8ml8's picture

Keep in mind, Prof Varoufakis is an expert in game theory.  So far he's played the game well, but a long road remains. The first signals as to the outcome will be seen in the rhetoric coming from the German government.  Merkel will have to soften up die Shafe [sheeple] if the Troika are to forgive even one dime of Greek debt.

Money Boo Boo's picture

good game theorists usually meet an untimely end with a self inflicted nail gun injury, 8 nails, I believe is the current record

disabledvet's picture

First its The Troika now its The up "The Syndicate."


This all sounds like a good screenplay actually....

Keyser's picture

Just waitng for Soros to step out, accompanied by the theme music to the Godfather films... 

Balkan's picture

the diesel has blown a head gasket...

Blame Mr. Eurof*ckis

MontgomeryScott's picture

Rough translation of the series of pictures:

"You don't want to suck my dick anymore?"


"But, I'm holding your hand!"


"Don't you like it when I whisper those sweet nothings in your ear when we're together?"


"The IMF and the EU and the BIS and your friends in America will be really disappointed in you. Dont you even fucking CARE what they think about you?"


"I think you're a fucking asshole! YOU'RE A FUCKING ASSHOLE, aren't you? AREN'T YOU!?"

"Um, YES."

"That's IT! I'm fucking LEAVING YOU!"


NordikAvenger's picture

The dude (a) understands the problem as a deep thinking academic would and (b) is confident in his principled interpretation of the problem.  He knows how to talk to people and, so, no interviewer is going to get far in making him look foolish - unless he gets heavily dosed before the interview

giovanni_f's picture

"Go Greece! End the banksters party!"

Yes. But don't forget to get after the greek oligarchs. Start with them first. Start with confiscating everything Papandreu and his clan robbed from the people.

kingstukie's picture

Being the good Edomite Jew that she is, I;m sure she's done that already.

Oh vey!

Bossman1967's picture

The NWO only exists untill the people wake up like Greece, spain next then Italy maybe we the people of the USSA will wake up and ruin thier plans. fuckem

Greenskeeper_Carl's picture

the EU could survive greece leaving, and we will probably see that before this is all over. What it can't take is italy and spain, or any one else for that matter, following them out. IF greece does leave, i predict the international bankers, etc will make this as painful as humanly possible both by completely excluding them from the bond market, shuting them out of any kind of international banking or financing, and more underhanded economic warfare on anyone, especially russia, that attempts to come to their aid. This will be accompanied by HUGE amounts of coverage of this greek misery(no doubt greatly exaggerated, never let a good crisis go to waste, so ive been told) by the MSM propagandists to try to scare the living shit out of the peasants in the rest of the PIIGS nations into thinking all that waits for them outside of the euro is adject misery. If I was an evil sonuvabitch, thats what I'd do. Let, or even encourage, greece to go, make them miserable, display that misery using my propaganda tools, and use them as an example. As voltaire would say "pour encourager les autres" (to encourage the others)

Beowulf55's picture

Then the BRICS will open their arms wide and.....

worbsid's picture

I believe Putin said he would help if necessary.  Plan 'B'.  And they would love to have another port in the Med in case Syria blows up 

Keyser's picture

And the Eurasian Customs Union grows by one country... 

Lore's picture

Is that an ordinary handshake?

Whether or not Syriza is a puppet or straw man remains to be seen. The fact is that many apparently expect Greece to be released. Since it reportedly gained entry to Eurogroup based on misleading or just plain false data, and there is a perception that it should not have been admitted in the first place, it could conceivably be released without loss of credibility, with an obligatory string of caveats and provisions and notwithstandings. Crude threats at this point are liable to draw unwanted attention and validate conspiracy theories.  The most important thing the Greek people have going for them right now is their tendency not to do anything in haste.  Party policy will be implemented slowly, with meetings and discussion to see which way the wind blows as other information surfaces and events unfold.  Energy supply issues could reshape policy across the entire region. We'll have a better idea of the fate of Greece and its neighbors in a few months.

saveUSsavers's picture

Hobbs and CLAPTRAP KERNEN of the "Suckup To Joe Show" on the same lampost

Juno Rock's picture

To be expected when that empty headed bitch won't give him a chance to answer, before interupting him with another confrontational statement couched in an assinine question! She had best just STFU lest she show her true intellect.

Bollixed's picture

That BBC bitch is a classic NWO cunt with a capital "C'. Fuck her and her 'holier than thou' attitude!

new game's picture

a bitchez bitch bitchen bitch shit

A82EBA's picture

my first laugh of the day thanks

edotabin's picture

Funny, I got the opposite impression.  I found her to be very rude,  overly domineering and was constantly trying to put words in his mouth. 

angel_of_joy's picture

She's just a stupid bitch, ugly as hell but with an attitude... A most disgusting character. No wonder BBC is in the toilet.

Escrava Isaura's picture




The problem, expressed in three short sentences:

1) Never let your debt point outside your legal system

2) Money should never be exchanged for money

3) Money itself is a rent scheme





anonymice's picture

I agree. But for 192 of the 193 countries in the world "never let your debt point outside your legal system" also means: don't borrow in dollars.

anonymice's picture

I agree. But for 192 of the 193 countries in the world "never let your debt point outside your legal system" also means: don't borrow in dollars.

Juno Rock's picture

This interviewer is nothing more than a "mouthpiece" for the MSM. She really should keep her empty headed mouth shut, because everytime she opens it, whats left of her brain falls out!

Like all self styled "talking heads" on the MSM these days, she is puffed up with her own phoney importance and likens herself to be a brilliant financial/current trends analyist.  

She has no inter personal skills whatever. Quite the contrary she is rude, disrespectful and ignorant. Just STFU! 


Carpenter1's picture

Quite a few people here seem quite angry about this. I guess they're betting on this thing holding together, and if so, they have nobody but themselves to blame.


I hope we open up Monday 5% down and all debt getting downgraded for HUGE losses. But whether it comes Monday or later, it will come, and for those stupid enough to be invested in it, you deserve to lose every dime you have.