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Brexit: An unorthodox view – a Guardian Live event, 27th January 2017

, 22/01/2017

With Srećko Horvat, Elif Shafak, Yanis Varoufakis & Owen Jones A troubled Britain is on its way out of a troubled European Union. Disintegration and xenophobia are in the air. The government in London is in disarray. But so is every other government in Europe, not to mention the European Commission whose authority is tending […]

Democratising Europe – interviewed by James Lock for NOW THEN magazine

, 10/12/2016

In recent years we have seen far more of the workings behind the curtain of neoliberalism than we ever have before. This is in part, I believe, due to the work of Yanis Varoufakis. A Greek economist educated in Britain, Varoufakis first made headlines for his integral role as Finance Minister for the Syriza government […]

Reflections on the nature & causes of global financial uncertainty – Amsterdam 4th DEC 2016

, 07/12/2016

On 4th December 2016 I delivered the keynote at the RiskMinds International risk management conference in Amsterdam. A summary of my talk, compiled by the organisers, follows.

DiEM25’s internal Brexit Process Referendum is on – analysis & open call

, 22/11/2016

Democracy starts at home! So, at DiEM25 we decide on the movement’s important policy positions by means of an internal vote/referendum that follows a free and frank internal exchange. Below you will find the four options that our members are currently voting for (there will be a runoff vote if none of them secure 50% […]

Trump is a wake up call. I am glad DiEM25 is awake – Brian Eno

, 09/11/2016

I had a bet with my American friend Stewart Brand that Trump would win. He wrote to me this morning: “You called it right. And I called it wrong. Groan. Now the weirdness!” I wrote back to him:

How do you solve a problem like Europe? Interviewed by Eurofinance

, 17/10/2016

Friday 23/9/2016 (click here for the Eurofinance site & here for a related Keynote speech) How long can Europe go on like this? In mid-July Germany sold €4.038bn of 10-year zero-coupon bonds with a yield of minus 0.05 per cent. This added a few more billions to the more than €4.25 trillion euros-worth of euro-zone government bonds […]

To prevent Brexit from turning nasty, progressive internationalists must come close to winning 10 Downing Street

, 11/10/2016

Addressing a DiEM25-Another Europe event held at the LSE on Saturday 8th October 2016 For the complete transcript of the speech…

The Independent on my Brexit proposal: Trigger Article 50 and agree a 5yr Norway-like transition period

, 29/09/2016

Yanis Varoufakis has told the UK government to get a move on with triggering Article 50 to begin a “robust debate” on what a post-Brexit Britain could look like. In an interview with the BBC’s Today programme, the former Greek finance minister, said the discussion prior to the referendum was of “very low quality”, adding […]

Yanis Varoufakis on George Osborne’s responsibility for Brexit – The Telegraph

, 29/09/2016

Yanis Varoufakis said George Osborne was trapped in a vicious cycle by Cristina Criddle 28 SEPTEMBER 2016 • 11:23AM

Discussing Brexit on BBC Radio 4, the Today program

, 29/09/2016

An interview on the Brexit paradox-cum-enigma and the future of the European Union – the interview was recorded in the context of the Institute of Directors conference on post-Brexit Britain, 27th September 2016

Europe’s Left after Brexit

, 08/09/2016

In reply to Tariq Ali, Stathis Kouvelakis, Vicente Navarro and Stefano Fassina on DiEM25’s plan for resisting within the European Union   Preface: This article (published in edited form in Jacobin, Neues Deutschland, Il Manifesto,  Mediapart and elsewhere) addresses left-wing critics of DiEM25 claiming that DiEM25 is pursuing the wrong objective (to democratise the EU) […]

On Counterpunch Radio: Progressive politics, the US election and Europe

, 03/08/2016

/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/counterpunchradio1aug2016.mp3 This week Eric Draitsler sits down with economist, and former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis to discuss the shifts in the political landscape of both Europe and the US, and what they mean for political activism and progressive politics. Eric and Yanis discuss the nature of the EU and whether it can be reformed [...]

The Eurozone After Brexit – Die Zeit (in English and German)

, 20/07/2016

For the German language version, as published in Die Zeit on 18 July 2016, click here. For the English version (as I wrote it originally)…

On homelessness, street papers & Brexit – in The Big Issue

, 20/07/2016

Yanis Varoufakis on the consequences of Brexit – and why homelessness in Greece is set to rapidly escalate Click here for The Big Issue site or…

Brexit and Spain: Interviewed by El Diario

, 25/06/2016

24/06/2016 – 20:27h   Yanis Varufakis en la redacción de eldiario.es en una foto de archivo Yanis Varufakis, exministro de Finanzas de Grecia, nos atiende desde Roma en un día en el que su teléfono no para de sonar con periodistas de todo el mundo recabando su opinión. Su movimiento DiEM25 está enfocado a lograr […]

The Right Left for Europe: In response to leftwing Brexiters, Grexiters etc. – Project Syndicate Op-Ed

, 25/06/2016

ATHENS – The United Kingdom’s referendum on whether to leave the European Union created odd bedfellows – and some odder adversaries. As Tory turned mercilessly against Tory, the schism in the Conservative establishment received much attention. But a parallel (thankfully more civilized) split afflicted my side: the left. Having campaigned against “Leave” for several months […]

Brexit won’t shield Britain from the horror of a disintegrating EU

, 25/06/2016

Bringing democrats together across borders is needed now to prevent a slide into a xenophobic, 1930s-like abyss Click here for The Guardian site or… Yanis Varoufakis

A discussion worth revisiting at this historic post-Brexit juncture

, 24/06/2016

Today is a historic day. Post-Brexit the EU is entering a new, furious phase of disintegration. DiEM25’s initial response can be read here. Tomorrow I sum up my reaction in two articles (one in The Guardian and one in Project Syndicate – plus a Greek one in Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών). Till then I think it useful […]

Six economists on Brexit – interviews by Vikas Shah

, 13/06/2016

By: Professor Vikas S. Shah, Thought Economics June 11th, 2016 – Download this paper as a PDF here , or click here for the original site at thoughteconomics.com On June 23, 2016 the people of the United Kingdom will be asked the single most important political question in modern history, “Should the United Kingdom remain a member […]

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