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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 […]

Interview in Corriere Della Sera – 16 SEP 2015

, 16/09/2015

L’ex ministro greco delle Finanze: «Presto ci sarà il lancio ufficiale e una sinistra pan europea capace di offrire una politica alternativa all’austerità» For the Italian version as published in CDS, click here. But beware: The Italian text there is a summary of my answers and, in my view, offers a distorted version of my […]

European countries must support the United Nations’ proposals for sovereign debt restructuring! – Open letter to the UN by 19 economists

, 08/09/2015

On September 10, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on nine principles concerning the restructuring of sovereign debts. Abiding by such principles would have avoided the pitfalls of the Greek crisis, in which political representatives gave in to creditor demands despite their lack of economic sense and their disastrous social impact. This public interest […]

On the state of the European Union – Address at the 41st Forum of The European House-Ambrosetti

, 07/09/2015

In a session entitled ‘Old and New Conflicts and Challenges in the EU’, featuring also Peter Sutherland (FT), Mario Monti and Otmar Issing, I used the unwillingness of the Eurogroup, and the troika, even to consider a document prepared by my (then) ministry  (entitled “A Policy Framework for Greece’s Fiscal Consolidation, Recover and Growth“) as a […]

On CNBC discussing Greece and Europe – full transcript, 4th September 2015

, 04/09/2015

First on CNBC Interview: Squawk Box Europe Interview Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister Following are excerpts from the unofficial transcript of a First on CNBC interview with Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister, aired on Friday 4th September on Squawk Box Europe. CLICK HERE FOR THE CNBC SITE OR…

Varoufakis on Schäuble – extract from Stephan Lamby's SWR-ADR documentary

, 31/08/2015

Extract from Stephan Lamby’s SWR-ADR documentary Schäuble: Power & Powerlessness in which I discuss our government’s January-June 2015 negotiating experience and aspects of my discussions with Dr Wolfgang Schäuble.

The Spectre of Democracy haunts Europe – in conversation with Phillip Adams, Late Night Live, ABC Radio National 26th Aug 2015

, 27/08/2015

In discussion with Phillip Adams, on my favourite radio program (LNL), on my recent Frangy address/manifesto for a campaign to Democratise the Eurozone as well as, of course, on the forthcoming snap Greek election.

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