with the Greek prime minister in Davos – “I can only reject the hypothesis that he called mr. Tsipras “silly”, said the representative of the German ministry of finance
“I was in no way an insult” to the prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, said the deputy spokesman of the German ministry of Finance, Î¦ÏÎ¹Î½Ï„ÎµÏÎ¯ÎºÎµ Von Î¤Î¹ÏƒÎµÎ½Ï‡Î¬Î¿Ï…Î¶ÎµÎ½, referred to in the phrase “it’s the implementation, stupid!” (“It’s the application, stupid!”) used Wolfgang Schaeuble during the debate yesterday, in which I participated together with mr Tsipras in the context of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Mr Schaeuble, stated the mr. Von Î¤Î¹ÏƒÎµÎ½Ï‡Î¬Î¿Ï…Î¶ÎµÎ½, Ï€Î±ÏÎÏ†ÏÎ±ÏƒÎµ the well-known phrase from the presidential election campaign of Bill Clinton in the USA in 1992, “it’s the economy, stupid!”, the inspiration which belongs to the head of the campaign of the James Carville – something that, as pointed out by the representative, has done in the past, in interviews.
“I can reassure you that it was in no way an insult,” said the same and explained that the phrase was used in order to make it clear that in Europe there is a great need to apply the agreements -and in the economic and in the political field. “I can only reject the hypothesis”, that he called mr. Tsipras “stupid,” repeated mrs. Von Î¤Î¹ÏƒÎµÎ½Ï‡Î¬Î¿Ï…Î¶ÎµÎ½, and added that the same was in Davos, and has not formed such a view.