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Spain’s Crisis is Europe’s Opportunity – Project Syndicate op-ed, 6 OCT 2017

The Catalonia crisis is a strong hint from history that Europe needs to develop a new type of sovereignty, one that strengthens cities and regions, dissolves national particularism, and upholds democratic norms. Imagining a pan-European democracy is the prerequisite for imagining a Europe worth saving. ATHENS – To revive the ailing European project, the ugly […]

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Schäuble leaves but Schäuble-ism lives on

Wolfgang Schäuble may heave left the finance ministry but his policy for turning the eurozone into an iron cage of austerity, that is the very antithesis of a democratic federation, lives on. What is remarkable about Dr Schäuble’s tenure was how he invested heavily in maintaining the fragility of the monetary union, rather than eradicating it in order […]

Adults in the Room DiEM25 English European New Deal Project Syndicate Video

On negotiating with the EU & fiscal money – with Anatole Kaletsky & journalists from El Pais, Handelsblatt – Project Syndicate video

Yanis Varoufakis  discusses how to negotiate with the EU and his proposal to introduce fiscal money with Anatole Kaletsky, Co-Chairman of Gavekal Draganomics, David Alandete, Managing Editor of El Pais, and Torsten Riecke, Handelsblatt’s international correspondent.

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To lead Europe Germany needs to come to terms with its crucial role in it – op-ed in Der Freitag (in German & in English), 21 SEP 2017

Wahlkampf Die deutsche Rolle in Europa war kaum ein Thema – als werde alles so bleiben, wie es ist. Das aber ist ein Irrglaube Yanis Varoufakis | Ausgabe 38/2017  16 [For the English language original please scroll down.] Der Mitgründer der Bewegung DiEM25, Yanis Varoufakis, bemängelt die deutsche Selbstbezogenheit im Wahlkampf Foto: Pacific Press Agency/Imago Es ist normal, dass sich […]

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Germany needs a frank debate, not this tepid election campaign – Op-ed in Deutsche Welle

The Greek people are paying dearly for having been lulled into a false sense of security, writes former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Germans, he says, are laboring under the same illusion today. Complacency is a country’s worst enemy.  My compatriots were, once upon a time, lulled into a false sense of having “made it.” I […]

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Germany needs a frank debate – Deutsche Welle op-ed (in English & German)

OPINION Yanis Varoufakis: Germany needs a frank debate The Greek people are paying dearly for having been lulled into a false sense of security, writes former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Germans, he says, are laboring under the same illusion today. Complacency is a country’s worst enemy. My compatriots were, once upon a time, lulled into […]

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For Europe’s sake, Britain must not be defeated – op-ed in The Sunday Times 10/9/2017

Britain must make a radical move if it is to avoid the snare set by Brussels, which wants Brexit to fail, writes Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis September 10 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Varoufakis arrives at a meeting in Athens while he was the Greek finance ministerGETTY Share Brussels’s cheerleading journalists are at it […]

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On a radical vision for Brexit – interview with the New Statesman

I warned Jeremy Corbyn about Brexit – now Labour must regain its radicalism Yanis Varoufakis on a radical vision for Brexit. 1st September 2017 (Click here for the original NS site) From the beginning of my conversations on Brexit with the Labour leadership, I advocated a “radical Remain” stance: the UK should be for the […]

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The Promise of Fiscal Money – Project Syndicate op-ed

ATHENS – Western capitalism has few sacred cows left. It is time to question one of them: the independence of central banks from elected governments. The rationale for entrusting monetary policy fully to central banks is well understood: politicians, overly tempted during the electoral cycle to create more money, pose a threat to economic stability. […]