Council of Foreign Relations, NYC: The Future of Greece and the Eurozone – in conversation with Standard & Poor’s Chief Economist

, 03/05/2016

On 25th April 2015 I had the pleasure to engage in an open discussion with Paul Sheard, Chief Economist with Standard and Poor’s, at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York. Watch the video of our discussion and/or read the transcript below.

Is a More Democratic Alternative to the EU Possible? James Carden in The Nation

, 03/05/2016

Yanis Varoufakis—the leftist former finance minister of Greece who experienced the crushing power of eurozone austerity firsthand—thinks so. By James Carden For The Nation website click here. Otherwise…

Der Spiegel op-ed: Endgame for the IMF-EU Feud over Greece’s Debt

, 11/04/2016

For the Der Spiegel site click here. Otherwise… The feud between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European side of Greece’s troika of creditors is old news. However, Wikileaks’ publication of a dialogue between key IMF players suggests that we are approaching something of a hazardous endgame.

‘Europe is too important to be left to its clueless rulers’ – Telegraph profile

, 03/04/2016

By Mick Brown, 31 MARCH 2016 • 11:08AM [For the TELEGRAPH site, complete with photos and videos, click here] So, I say to Yanis Varoufakis, you were an obscure university lecturer, with a sideline in writing comment pieces about economics, who had also devised and plotted virtual currencies for computer games, but your only experience of political […]

Interview with The Economist – full transcript

, 01/04/2016

For The Economist’s site, where this interview with Jeremy Cliffe appeared. click here. YANIS VAROUFAKIS is a Greek economist who served as finance minister in his country’s Syriza government from January to September last year. After this approved the third bailout package, which he described as a surrender, he declined to stand in fresh elections and set about founding DiEM25, […]

Lies, Damn Lies, and European Growth Statistics

, 15/03/2016

ATHENS – “Greece has at last returned to economic growth.” That was the official European Union storyline at the end of 2014. Alas, Greek voters, unimpressed by this rejoicing, ousted the incumbent government and, in January 2015, voted for a new administration in which I served as finance minister. Last week, similarly celebratory reports emanated […]

Real vs Money Incomes – the one thing we need to understand during deflationary times (with an illustration from Greece and Cyprus)

, 13/03/2016

In inflationary times, real income growth is always good news. However, in deflationary times, real income growth may well reflect a deepening recession (or even a depression). This is important to know lest deepening recession is presented as… economic recovery (as has been the EU’s wont in recent times). How can real income growth reflect […]

On CNBC: The Refugee Crisis, Europe & Mr Osborne’s own goals

, 03/03/2016

Following are excerpts from a CNBC interview with Geoff Cutmore and Hadley Gamble, and Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister.

A tu per tu con Varoufakis, senza peli sulla lingua (sull’Europa e non solo) -Marcello Foa, Il Giornale

, 01/02/2016

Origina source: http://blog.ilgiornale.it/foa/2016/02/01/a-tu-per-tu-con-varoufakis/ Visto da vicino, Yanis Varoufakis convince. Ho avuto il privilegio di intervistarlo pubblicamente a Lugano e poi di trascorrere alcune ore assieme a lui. E mi ha fatto un’eccellente impressione. Mi verrebbe dire che è un greco tutto d’un pezzo, uno spirito libero, capace di rompere gli schemi e di andare oltre le […]

How the ‘Troika Effect’ was dubbed the ‘Varoufakis Effect’ – Project Syndicate Op-Ed and beyond

, 28/01/2016

As part of an impressive campaign to discredit the Athens Spring, and those of us who continue to honour and propagate its spirit, a cabal of journalists and ‘analysts’ have joined forces to depict me as the “destroyer of the Greek economy.” The purpose? To demonise the Greek people’s audacity to elect us with a […]

Our nations and the EU – in conversation with Lord Howard of Lympne 25 OCT 2015

, 24/10/2015

On our nations and the EU With Yanis Varoufakis and Michael Howard, Lord Howard of Lympne. Sunday Morning Live  (12.15pm), The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road London W11 2AY

Greece without illusions – op-ed in Project Syndicate

, 05/10/2015

ATHENS – “The costliest minor government reshuffle in Greece’s history.” That is at least one way to describe the result of the Greek general election on September 20. Indeed, with few exceptions, the same ministers have returned to the same offices as part of an administration backed by the same odd pair of parties (the […]

Il Fatto Quotidiano interview on M. Renzi's 'comment' & my reply

, 23/09/2015

Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano just published an interview with me regarding PN Renzi’s recent comments on my “removal” and my reply to him. Here are is the original Q&A in English.

POLITICO: Interview

, 23/09/2015

VAROUFAKIS TOLD YOU SO By DAVID PATRIKARAKOS  ATHENS — Yanis Varoufakis lives in understated elegance. His apartment is spacious and pleasing to the eye. Shelves bulge with books on politics and economics, unsurprising for a university professor who was, until July, Greece’s finance minister. TO READ THE INTERVIEW ON POLITICO’s SITE, CLICK HERE. Or…

A message for Mr Renzi

, 22/09/2015

Italian PM M. Renzi (click here for his speech) rejoiced at having “got rid of me” – citing my ‘removal’ from the ‘scene’ as a sign that ‘apostates’ (i.e. those who divide their parties) are jettisoned. His is a motivated illusion. Last July ‘they’ ‘got rid’ of something much more important than me. Here is my […]

Tsipras' triumph vs the impossible task of implementing a program designed to fail – in The Guardian

, 22/09/2015

Alexis Tsipras has snatched resounding victory from the jaws of July’s humiliating surrender to the troika of Greece’s lenders. Defying opposition parties, opinion pollsters and critics within his ranks (including this writer), he held on to government with a reduced, albeit workable, majority. The question is whether he can combine remaining in office with being […]

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