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The Greek Plan for Growth & Recovery: Two documents the Ministry of Finance tabled in May and June 2015

, 20/08/2015

Now that Greece’s Third Memorandum of Understanding has passed (see here for my annotated version), after the SYRIZA government surrendered on 12th July 2015, it is perhaps of interest to compare the ‘Reform Agenda’ in that agreement with the agenda the Ministry of Finance had presented to the institutions on two occasions, in May and June […]

Bailout deal allows Greek oligarchs to maintain grip – The Guardian

, 18/08/2015

The Guardian summed up my annotated version of Greece’s Third MoU with this title. Click here for the Guardian’s webpage or read on…

My question to Christine Lagarde, Eurogroup 25th June 2015 – as narrated by Landon Thomas in the NYT

, 17/08/2015

During the 25th June 2015 Eurogroup, the institutions presented me, in the form of an effective utlimatum, with a comprehensive staff level agreement and funding plan (which I considered financially non-viable). It was the deal that Prime Minister Tsipras decided, on the following day, to put to the Greek people in the form of the now […]

Varoufakis and Lamont interviewed on Radio 4 on their peculiar political friendship

, 17/08/2015

Further to this piece on my unlikely friendship with Lord Lamont, the BBC’s Radio 4 interviewed us, together. To hear the interview, on World At One, click on the play button below.

Greece’s Third MoU (Memorandum of Understading) annotated by Yanis Varoufakis

, 17/08/2015

The Third Greek MoU is now enshrined in Greek Law. Written in troika-speak it is almost impossible to decypher by those not speaking this unappetising language. Click here for the complete MoU text annotated liberally by yours truly – in pdf form. It is best read in conjunction with my annotated version of the EuroSummit Agreement […]

Vindicated, while Lagarde emerges a loser? – David Marsh in MarketWatch

, 04/08/2015

In his Monday column on MarketWatch David Marsh entitled his opinion piece: “Varoufakis vidicated, while Lagarde emerges as a loser”. Of course the point is not whether I have, or have not, been vindicated. The crucial issue concerns the viability, or otherwise, of the latest Greek deal. From day 1 I have been arguing that Ms […]

Greek Tragedy – by Christos Tsiolkas (in conversation with Yanis Varoufakis), MONTHLY magazine

, 03/08/2015

Novelist Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap, Baraccuda etc.) wrote this piece (for the Australian magazine MONTHLY) from a Greek-Australian perspective (after the two of us had talked extensively over the telephone). Click on the photo above or…

In conversation with El Pais (Claudi Pérez), the complete (long) transcript

, 02/08/2015

Claudi Pérez, of El Pais, inteviewed me in our Athens apartment last week. Here is the article that emerged recently in El Pais. The complete, unedited, transcript (in English) follows:

Death by Debt: My Response to The German Finance Ministry, by Jeffrey Sachs

, 01/08/2015

Dr. Ludger Schuknecht, senior economist at the Germany Finance Ministry, explains his ministry’s viewpoint regarding Greece. This viewpoint essentially holds that Eurozone countries should live within their means; adjust to their debt burdens; and take their reform medicine as needed. If they do so, they will be successful, as illustrated by Ireland, Spain, and Portugal. Greece […]

Something is rotten in the eurozone kingdom – my op-ed in the Financial Times

, 01/08/2015

Plan would have eased Greece’s chronic liquidity shortage, writes Yanis Varoufakis in the Financial Times. A paradox lurks in the foundations of the eurozone. Governments in the monetary union lack a central bank that has their back, while the central bank lacks a government to support it.

Will the IMF throw the spanner in the works? – as I feared and Dr Schäuble hoped?

, 30/07/2015

IMF cannot join Greek rescue, board told … reports Peter Spiegel from Brussels in today’s Financial Times. He adds:

In… my defence – by Mohamed El Erian

, 30/07/2015

In Defense of Varoufakis by  MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN Click here for the Project Syndicate site. Or…

Treason charges: What lurks behind the bizarre allegations

, 29/07/2015

The bizarre attempt to have me indicted me on… treason charges, allegedly for conspiring to push Greece out of the Eurozone, reflects something much broader.

EU refuses to acknowledge mistakes made in Greek bailout – by Richard Koo

, 27/07/2015

Richard Koo sent me recently his latest, Nomura, assessment on Greece and our negotiations with the EU and the IMF. As always, Richard’s views make for fascinating reading. Here is the pdf copy that he has made available to us.

A new kind of politics? By Paul Tyson, in opendemocracy.net

, 25/07/2015

Varoufakis is an exception to the norm precisely because he really believes in representative democracy. (Click here for the opendemocracy.net site)

Democracy under siege – interviewed for the Truman Factor

, 24/07/2015

Interviewed by Mariano Alonso and Luis Martin of the TRUMAN FACTOR.

Why I voted NO (translated by ThePressProject International)

, 21/07/2015

Why I voted NO In an article which was published on Saturday in EfSyn, the former Finance Minister, Y.Varoufakis attempts to explain the reasons why he voted ΄no΄ to the “prior actions” deal that the government brought to the parliament.

Dr Schäuble’s Plan for Europe: Do Europeans approve? – English version of my article in Die Zeit

, 17/07/2015

On 15th July 2015 Die Zeit published this piece. Here is the original English language version.

The Euro-Summit ‘Agreement’ on Greece – annotated by Yanis Varoufakis

, 15/07/2015

The Euro Summit statement (or Terms of Greece’s Surrender – as it will go down in history) follows, annotated by yours truly. The original text is untouched with my notes confined to square brackets (and in red). Read and weep… [For a pdf copy click here.]

On the Euro Summit’s Statement on Greece: First thoughts

, 14/07/2015

In the next hours and days, I shall be sitting in Parliament to assess the legislation that is part of the recent Euro Summit agreement on Greece. I am also looking forward to hearing in person from my comrades, Alexis Tsipras and Euclid Tsakalotos, who have been through so much over the past few days. […]

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