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Insolvent Greece goes to market 2.0

, 24/07/2017

Why do I refuse to be impressed by the news of Greece’s return to the markets? “It is because the Greek state and the Greek banks remain deeply insolvent. And, their return to the money markets is a harbinger of the next terrible phase of Greece’s crisis, rather than a cause for celebration”. The above was […]

Help separate truth from motivated error: My acceptance speech at Sussex University on the occasion of an honourary doctorate conferment

, 23/07/2017

On 20th July 2017, the University of Sussex conferred upon me the degree of Doctor of the University Honoris Causa. Professor Andrea Cornwall, who kindly presented me to the Chancellor and the Congregation, explained the rationale of the award: “[F]or his contribution to our understanding of the global economy, for his advocacy of an authentic internationalism, […]

“I was right about the debt, and you know it!” – My reply to Kathimerini’s latest tirade

, 20/07/2017

  In a recent article entitled “Varoufakis and the 2015 debt talks – behind closed doors”, published on the English language site of Kathimerini, Yannis Paleologos is putting forward an innovative new criticism of my 2015 negotiating stance regarding Greece’s public debt. His criticism’s first leg is standard troika-speak, insisting that by pressing for a […]

Bifo: “I am no longer a European given Europe’s daily crimes” & “thus I resign from DiEM25”. And my response

, 08/07/2017

A few days ago, I received a letter from Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi that works like a punch-in-the-stomach type of wake up call addressed to all Europeans. To crown its tough message, Bifo concludes that his conscience cannot fathom being a European any longer, given Europe’s daily crimes against logic and humanity. Thus, Bifo concludes, he […]

Adults in the Room – reviewed by Adam Tooze (Columbia University)

, 02/07/2017

Reading Varoufakis: Frustrated Strategist of Greek Financial Deterrence (click here for the original site) by Adam Tooze  Adam Tooze holds the Shelby Cullom Davis chair of History at Columbia University and serves as Director of the European Institute. He is currently at work on a history of the global financial crisis 2008-2018, which will appear […]

Why Europe is failing – video

, 30/06/2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y5ZjXwPxGU&feature=youtu.be&a

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

, 19/06/2017

“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 […]

LIBERATION: Bruno Le Maire dans les pas de Yánis Varoufákis?

, 14/06/2017

  Le ministre de l’Economie va proposer une indexation du remboursement de la dette grecque en fonction de la croissance du pays. Neuf thérapies en forme d’austérité budgétaire, trois plans d’aides, un changement de gouvernement et, au bout du compte, un énorme fiasco. Malgré l’obstination de la «troïka» (BCE, FMI et Commission européenne), qui n’a cessé d’imposer (le pistolet […]

What lies behind the euro crisis, Brexit & Trump: Keynote at the FundForum International, Berlin & a discussion with Megan Greene

, 12/06/2017

Keynote at the FundForum International conference in Berlin, 12th June 2017. Followed by a discussion with Megan Greene.

How to build a democratic Europe in a post-Brexit landscape – interviewed for Jacobin by Doug Henwood

, 22/05/2017

Yanis Varoufakis negotiated with the EU elite over the Greek bailout, witnessed firsthand the callous mathematics used to keep the union together. Today — after OXI, after Brexit, and after Trump — he and his comrades in DiEM25 are calling for a New Deal for Europe: a plan that can stabilize the European Union and […]

Discussing Adults in the Room with Phillip Adams, Late Night Live, ABC Radio National

, 11/05/2017

Insider account of Europe’s Establishment Economist and academic Yanis Varoufakis was always a political outsider, who gained notoriety when he challenged Europe’s political leaders, the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the IMF during Greece’s economic crisis. He exposed these leaders and institutions as being self-serving, while not considering the disastrous effects of austerity […]

Why we support Macron in the second round – op-ed in Le Monde (English original) and DiEM25 France in Mediapart

, 02/05/2017

In today’s Le Monde I call upon French progressives to vote for Macron in the second round of France’s Presidential election. The article explains my recommendation to French voters and finishes off with the following promise to Emmanuel: “I shall mobilise fully to help you beat Le Pen with the same strength that I shall […]

Ecuador has much to teach us in the Eurozone

, 27/04/2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ooX3I_mwjE

CNN op-ed following Article 50: The EU cannot survive if it sticks to business as usual

, 02/04/2017

March for a Different Europe in Rome, March 25, 2017. From DiEm25 facebook page. Allowing EU member states to move in different directions and at different speeds is precisely the wrong way to address the differing concerns of Europeans living in different countries – and it seems an odd way to unite them behind a […]

VAROUFAKIS IL DISOBBEDIENTE

, 02/04/2017

Marzo 2017 LA FINANZA RACCONTATA DALLA SUA SCATOLA NERA Mib 0.45% Il piano del movimento DiEM25 per salvare l’Europa da se stessa: uno European New Deal, con una Banca europea di investimenti dalla quale la Bce comprerebbe i bond, uno European Equity Depository, un Dividendo universale di base al posto del reddito universale. L’ex ministro […]

Congressman Huizenga Introduces Bill to Oppose IMF’s Third Greek Bailout

, 17/03/2017

Anyone who doubted that the IMF is in deep trouble over its inane involvement in the toxic Greek bailout, and Berlin’s policy of extending Greece’s insolvency ad infinitum while the country’s social economy shrinks, should now have no more doubts. Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, yesterday introduced the IMF […]

Varoufakis and De Masi Press Conference at European Parliament – Wednesday 8th March 10.00

, 06/03/2017

Varoufakis and De Masi demand publication of ECB legal opinion for the closure of Greece’s banks Greece’s former finance minister, with German MEP, to hold press conference Wednesday, March 8, to announce filing a vital Freedom of Information request to the ECB. (Click Brussels Press Conference DiEM25 Press Release for pdf version) WHEN: Wednesday, March […]

Interviews in relation to the launch of DiEM25 Netherlands

, 27/02/2017

Click here for the 9fornews interview and here for the Brandpunt interview    

EU, Brexit, Greece, the Left’s relationship with the State & Ireland: Long interview with Ben Lowry

, 25/02/2017

  For the first part of the interview on News Letter’s site click here. For the second part here. Or…

DiEM25 Belfast Launch – 24th February 2017

, 25/02/2017

  DiEM25 was launched in Belfast officially on 24th February 2017. The event was preceded by a phone in on BBC Radio Ulster available here.  

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