27 Jul 2015

Greece prepared radical ‘Plan B’ for EU exit

Economics Correspondent

The Greek finance ministry hacked into government computers and drew up a desperate plan B to switch from euros to the drachma at the flick of a button.

This was the Greek government’s plan B if the country crashed out of the euro.

The former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has been defending the secret arrangements: this is the price you have to pay for liberty, he said. Our Business Correspondent Helia Ebrahimi reports.