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Why Greece called for a referendum

The idea that a government would consult its people on a problematic proposal was treated often with disdain.

If the people give us a clear instruction to sign up on the institutions' proposals, we shall do whatever it takes to do so - even if it means a reconfigured government. - Mr Varoufakis

The following was posted by the writer - the Greek finance minister - on his blog, following the meeting of the Eurogroup on June 27.

The Eurogroup Meeting of 27th June 2015 will not go down as a proud moment in Europe's history. Ministers turned down the Greek government's request that...

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