Lawmaker Yanis Varoufakis arrives at a parliament meeting in Athens, on Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Spain could become like Greece if the same austerity policies are imposed on the country, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview published Sunday.Varoufakis, an economist with unorthodox ideas about the euro and Greece's debt restructuring, resigned the day after Greeks voted against creditor bailout terms in a July 5 referendum.Spain emerged in 2013 from five years of on-off recession and the government forecasts the economy will grow 3.3 percent this year -- more than twice the average forecast for eurozone countries.It forecasts the country's public debt will equal 98.5 percent of the economy this year, compared with Greece's debt ratio of more than 177 percent.
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