Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, has leaked his recordings of the Eurogroup Meetings in which he participated during his time in office in 2015. In this video, he explains the reasons for “Euroleaks”:
I have not yet had the time to look at these materials in detail, but I think, for meeting researchers (and not only them) this is quite a unique and very valuable data set (comparable, perhaps, to the recordings mad by President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis about which @dgibson1 wrote his book “Talk at the brink”). In the present case, the book about the recordings (“Adults in the Room”, pulished in 2017) became available before the publication of the recordings: Varoufakis wrote it himself and I highly recommend it.
But just like @dgibson1 was not the first to analyze Kennedy’s recordings and found some flaws in earlier studies that did not rely on conversation analytic transcription, I wonder what kind of insights a more detailed (and perhaps more distanced) analysis of the Euroleaks recordings might be able to contribute.
You can explore the material here: