A file photo taken on March 4, 2015 shows then Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis arriving to present his ministry's new secretaries at a press conference in Athens. AFP PHOTO/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI
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Negotiations on an 85 billion euro bailout deal between Greece and its creditors reached this week underwent a "sea change" after combative Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was removed from the talks, EU sources said Wednesday.The mood apparently changed after the appointment of Euclid Tsakolotos as finance minister in place of Varoufakis early last month.As the debt talks dragged on the confrontational Varoufakis lost the confidence of his negotiating partners, irritating German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in particular and accusing Europe of "terrorism" in its attempts to resolve the Greek crisis.
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