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How the EU’s Greek Tragedy Became a British Farce – by James K. Galbraith

, 05/11/2016

[Originally published in Zocalo] British citizens took to the polls to cast their “Leave” ballots—and their grievances—in the now-infamous Brexit vote last June, seeking to escape the overarching power of the European Union. Their triumph stunned British and global elites, but shouldn’t have; the odds were stacked in the Leave camp’s favor.

Europe’s Ugly Future: A review of Varoufakis, Galbraith & Stiglitz – Foreign Affairs

, 19/10/2016

Muddling Through Austerity By Andrew Moravcsik – click here for the Foreign Affairs website In This Review And the Weak Suffer What They Must? – Yanis Varoufakis Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and Europe – James K. Galbraith The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe – Joseph Stiglitz

Why did I sign the 20/2/2015 Eurogroup agreement? What is DiEM25’s strategy for democratising Europe?

, 05/10/2016

Yanis Varoufakis responds to Alexis Cukier and Patrick Surain, who challenged him on his time as Greek finance minister, the feasibility of reforming existing EU structures, and a left-wing exit from the EU. Read ‘the challenge’ here.

A broken-up Europe will breed monsters: Varoufakis on CNBC

, 29/09/2016

Europe is disintegrating and this could come at great human cost, Greece’s fiery former finance minister warned on Tuesday.

DiEM25: Bring it on! – J.K. Galbraith in the Boston Globe

, 23/08/2016

From the destruction of Greece to democracy in Europe By James K. Galbraith (Click here for the Globe’s site)

"Merkel has no plan" – interviewed by Die Welt’s editor, Stefan Aust

, 16/08/2016

A few weeks ago, Stefan Aust, Die Welt’s editor and formerly the heart and soul of Der Spiegel, paid me a visit at our Aegina house. We spoke for a good two hours on Europe, Germany, Greece and, of course, DiEM25. It was a serious, pleasant and at times passionate discussion. On 14th August the […]

Galbraith’s letter to Kathimerini: Let’s talk about academic-journalistic ethics, shall we?

, 06/08/2016

Athens daily Kathimerini published a letter signed by 23 ‘US-educated Greeks’ sent to the University of Texas’ President denouncing James K. Galbraith (a long-standing professor there) for having helped me design a “monetary cum military coup d’etat”.  At least that was their description of my Plan X – a preliminary contingency plan to counter the European […]

IMF: Confessing to the sin in order to repeat it

, 31/07/2016

You have read about the most recent IMF confession over its immolation of Greece. The question is: Does it signal a change in policies? Do not hold your breath! Recent history is pointing to a repetition of the crime-against-logic first committed in 2012 – an IMF tactic of confessing to the sin in order to repeat […]

The IMF confesses it immolated Greece on behalf of the Eurogroup

, 29/07/2016

TIME FOR RESIGNATIONS AT THE IMF, THE ECB & THE COMMISSION TIME FOR AN APOLOGY TO THE PEOPLE OF GREECE TIME  FOR A POLICY U-TURN, BEGINNING WITH IMMEDIATE DEBT RELIEF, THE END OF AUSTERITY & THE CESSATION OF FIRE SALES TIME FOR THE RESTORATION OF GREEK DEMOCRACY

Who was planning a coup? Tom Strohschneider in Neues Deutschland

, 20/07/2016

This article by Tom Strohschneider was first published in the German newspaper Neues Deutschland. Read the German original here or the English version on the DiEM25 site. 

Galbraith, writing for DiEM25 on OXI’s anniversary, on our Plan X

, 06/07/2016

James K. Galbraith, a founding DiEM25 member, writes exclusively on DiEM25’s site about his latest book and his contribution to the first SYRIZA government’s Plan X – a defensive plan to be activated if Greece’s creditors made good of their threat to throw Greece out of the euro in response to the new government’s determination […]

One Year Since the ‘OXI’ Referendum, One Year Since DiEM25 Was Conceived

, 05/07/2016

DiEM25 Jul 5, 2016, Articles, Press releases Today DiEM25 marks the anniversary of the brave Greeks’ OXI (No!) referendum vote but also of its own beginnings. “Our NO is a majestic, big YES to a democratic Europe!”, wrote Varoufakis at the time, heralding the gist of DiEM25 – namely that, a Yes to a sustainable, democratic […]

The anniversary of the troika-imposed capital controls on Greece and the struggle to save Europe

, 30/06/2016

On the anniversary of the troika imposed capital controls on Greece, the struggle of the Greek people has become the struggle to save Europe – from the DiEM25 site A year has passed since the troika and the ECB closed the Greek banks and imposed capital controls. During the same time, the same culprits are trying […]

Full transcript of the Yanis Varoufakis | Noam Chomsky NYPL discussion

, 28/06/2016

The full transcript of my discussion with Noam Chomsky at the New York Public Library (26th April 2016) was just sent to me by Kelly Patrick Gerling. I thank him profusely. Here it is, just below the video window April 26, 2016, LIVE from the New York Public Library, www.nypl.org/live, Celeste Bartos Forum YANIS VAROUFAKIS: Good evening, we don’t have anyone […]

Mr Stournaras’ New Deal: Too late, too cynical

, 14/06/2016

In April 2015 I was vilified for refusing to bow to the troika’s demands for a ridiculously high 3.5% primary surplus and for countering the creditors’ failed ‘program’ with a growth plan dubbed A New Deal for Greece. Not only was I vilified by the troika but I had to deal with a Governor of the […]

The ECB’s Illusory Independence – Project Syndicate op-ed

, 06/06/2016

 ATHENS – A commitment to the independence of central banks is a vital part of the creed that “serious” policymakers are expected to uphold (privatization, labor-market “flexibility,” and so on). But what are central banks meant to be independent of? The answer seems obvious: governments. In this sense, the European Central Bank is the quintessentially independent […]

GREECE’S ENDLESS LOOP OF DOOM – full version of New York Times op-ed

, 03/06/2016

On 31st May 2016 the New York Times published the op-ed below (under a title that is unfortunate and not my choice). (For the NYT site, click here.) The version below is the original and contained graphs and data that could not be fitted in the printed version. (You can also download a pdf of the full article […]

Talking Europe & Greece – VICE interview

, 15/05/2016

The interview with Yohann Koshy (April 21, 2016) can be read on VICE’s site here. Otherwise…

The Reform & Fiscal Policy Proposals of my ministry a year to this day – compare & contrast

, 11/05/2016

A year to this day (11th May 2015), my team of international advisers (*) and I submitted this proposal for reforming the Greek economy, including a particular proposal for a debt reschedule. It is interesting to compare and to contrast it with the agreement that the troika is about to impose on the Athens government. […]

On Reuters with Rob Cox, global editor of Breakingviews

, 10/05/2016

Yanis Varoufakis joins Rob Cox, global editor of Breakingviews, to talk about his new book, ”And the Weak Suffer What They Must?”, the state of the EU, and the implications of a potential Brexit and Trump presidency. To watch the video click the image above – or just here. For audio only click below

On CNN, discussing Greece and its creditors with Fareed Zakaria

, 08/05/2016

How Greece was turned into a permanent debt-deflationary trap through unsustainable extend-and-pretend bailout loans. And how difficult it was to negotiate with creditors who do not really care about getting their money back. CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE OR CLICK HERE.

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