Europe risks right-wing backlash, Greece's Varoufakis tells Charlie Hebdo

February 25, 2015 9:52 AM

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Europe risks right-wing backlash, Greece's Varoufakis tells Charlie Hebdo

PARIS (Reuters) - Racists and nationalists will be the only ones to benefit if European leaders "shoot down" Greece's new anti-austerity government, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has told France's Charlie Hebdo newspaper.

In an interview published on Wednesday - the second edition since the satirical weekly was attacked by Islamist gunmen - the leftist academic says European government's will suffer if governments like his are "asphyxiated."

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