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Interviewed by Chris Newlands for the Financial News – 19 June 2017

It is no surprise that Yanis Varoufakis, the former finance minister of Greece, turns up to our interview without a tie. The 56-year-old famously arrived at Downing Street in 2015 for a meeting with the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, with his shirt untucked. More surprising is that the left-wing economist, who led negotiations […]

The markets will not fix themselves – interviewed by Emma Walden for FundForum

“We have a major imbalance between savings and investment. We have the highest savings rates in the history of capitalism and lowest level of investment. You only have to state that to realise what the source of our troubles are.” Speaking at FundForum International 2017, Former Greek Finance Minister and DiEM25 Co-Founder Yanis Varoufakis sat […]

Looking back in anger – review of Adults in the Room, The Hindu Times

A former minister’s account of how Greece handled a financial meltdown is a tell-all political memoir like no other   G. Sampath Whether it is agricultural policies that hurt farmers’ interests or labour ‘reforms’ that erode workers’ rights, or welfare cuts that hurt the poor, it has been seen time and again in democracies around the […]

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The Establishment is in denial – interviewed by der Freitag (English text)

For der Freitag’s site click here. To read my original English answers… Mr Varoufakis, the current unemployment rate in the Eurozone is at 9,8%, the lowest since July 2009. One could get the impression things are getting better… It is, I grant you, still perfectly possible for those who wish to remain in denial to […]