The Eurozone financial crisis took a fascinating turn yesterday, as new Greek financial Minister, Yanis Varoufakis [spell check? - Ed] offered the coveted Charizard pokemon card to Germany in order to cover its widening financial black hole.
Varoufakis has gained a reputation for his maverick approach to the often 'white man, blue suit' image normally associated with EU financial affairs. A recent example was arriving to speak to British Chancellor George Osbourne dressed as a 1930's SS officer. However, this latest 'give-a-shit' attitude to paying unprecedented foreign debt usurps even these past endeavours in his attempts to turn the economic world on its head.
a spokesperson for Chancellor Merkel was approached for comment and stated that 'although [Germany] recognises the importance and sacred aura associated with this precious item from deep within the Greek vault of national treasures, Ms Merkel has made it abundantly clear that only a mint-condition Blastoise would lead to any substantive negotiation'.
It is yet to be confirmed whether the move by Varoufakis had been authorised by the Greek Parliament, who are notoriously conservative in matters concerning its Pokemon card collection, which many believe to be the most complete set in the known universe. One Greek Orthodox Bishop was seen leaving leaving the Athenian parliamentary chamber this morning after the announcement and heard to say 'first its charizard then what next? he's having a frigging laugh if he thinks he's going to offer Venusaur, that really would be taking the piss'.
More on this story as matters develop.