Greece’s referendum was not “legally correct”, the European Commission has declared. Valdis Dombrovskis, the Latvian-born EU vice president responsible for the euro, said the vote had “complicated” the work of the creditors and had left the Greek government in a weaker, not stronger, negotiating position. … The Commission made clear before the referendum that the question as it was posed in the referendum was neither factually nor legally correct,” Mr Dombrovskis, a fiscal hawk, told reporters in Brussels.
“It was reflecting the proposals of the institutions which were never formally endorsed by the Eurogroup. It is for the eurogroup to come up with proposals.
“Secondly, it did not really reflect the latest state of play as regards the proposals at the time the Greek negotiators left the table.
“Third, they referred the programme which has meanwhile expired.