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“Politics means leadership, not only giving people what they want. You have to convince them to get out of our national box” – EURACTIV

Yanis Varoufakis, the Spitzenkandidat for the EUROPEAN SPRING, set up by DiEM25, told EURACTIV Germany that: “If the European Left were united, coherent and civilised, we wouldn’t have created Diem25, we’d have joined them. Now we are running against them, which is very painful to us,” the former Greek finance minister told EURACTIV Germany in an interview. In the interview, […]

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“Ich bin stolz auf die Dämonisierung” – Deutsche Welle

In der Finanzkrise zog er den Zorn europäischer Sparpolitiker und heimischer Eliten auf sich. Jetzt will Yanis Varoufakis selbst nach Brüssel. Im Interview mit der Deutschen Welle spricht er über seine Vision für die EU. Als Finanzminister Griechenlands verhandelte Yanis Varoufakis während der Finankrise 2015 – ohne Erfolg. Nach seinem Rücktritt gründete der Ökonom die paneuropäische […]

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Mrs Merkel’s Athens visit, her fall from grace and Greece’s demand for war reparations – on BBC Radio 4

Over the past two days, Mrs Merkel was in Athens on a victory lap to celebrate her successful subjugation of the Syriza government and the subsequent extension of the Greeks’ debt bondage. Nevertheless, even this subservient Greek government managed to upset her victory lap by mentioning the… war and the reparations the Greeks will continue to demand for the […]

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At the Edinburgh Festival, in conversation with Jeremy Corbyn on reviving socialism, with Maria Alyokhina (Pussy Riot) on despotism, and with Shami Chakrabarti on liberty

In 2018, the good people behind the Edinburgh Festival kindly invited me to host a series of discussions under the title KILLING DEMOCRACY? My remit was: Further to explore the question of whether the current form of financialised capitalism is devouring democracy, reflecting on my work with the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25). In a series […]

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Realistic Utopias versus Dystopic Realities – Oxford University, Taylor Lecture, 12/2/2019

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford University, kindly invited me to deliver the 2019 Taylor Lecture on 12th February 2019. In my book was addressed to my daughter regarding the economy I tried to offer her a simple, though not simplistic, account on how capitalism works and how it fails. Critics, correctly, pointed out that the book’s […]

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Talking Brexit, Bernie and Left Internationalism with Yanis Varoufakis – VICE

Varoufakis talks to us about what he’s planning with the veteran US politician, why Jeremy Corbyn has been slow to support his campaigning efforts in Europe, and whether it’s possible for the UK to “remain and reform” inside the EU. VICE: Can you start by telling me about your trip over to the US. What […]

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Καλωσορίζοντας την Σοφία Σακοράφα στο ΜέΡΑ25

Χτες, 19η Δεκεμβρίου 2018, καλωσορίσαμε στο ΜέΡΑ25 την ευρωβουλευτή, φίλη και συνοδοιπόρο Σοφία Σακοράφα – τόσο ως μέλος του κόμματος όσο και ως μέλος της Πολιτικής Γραμματείας. Ακολουθεί το κείμενο της ομιλίας μου κατά την διάρκεια της Συνέντευξης Τύπου: Το 2018 σημαδεύτηκε με την προσπάθεια του Μνημονιακού Τόξου να περάσει το Οργουελιανής έμπνευσης αφήγημα περί […]

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Η Προοδευτική Διεθνής είναι εδώ. Εντάξου!

Μια ολομέτωπη επίθεση έχει εξαπολυθεί εναντίον της εργατικής τάξης, του περιβάλλοντος, της Δημοκρατίας, της ανθρώπινης αξιοπρέπειας. Ένα παγκόσμιο δίκτυο ακροδεξιών μορφωμάτων εξαπλώνεται διεθνώς, υπονομεύοντας τα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα, καταπιέζοντας τις αντίθετες απόψεις, προωθώντας τη μισαλλοδοξία. Η ανθρωπότητα έχει εισέλθει σε βαθιά υπαρξιακή κρίση που όμοια της έχει να βιώσει από τη δεκαετία του ‘30. Για να ηττηθεί αυτή η ακροδεξιά […]

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The Progressive International has been launched. Read the Open Call. See the video. Join us!

A global war is being waged against workers, against our environment, against democracy, against decency. A network of right-wing factions is spreading across borders working to erode human rights, silence dissent, and promote intolerance. To defeat this new Nationalist International, we cannot simply go back to the failed status quo. Unfettered globalization promised peace and prosperity. But it delivered financial […]

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TIME magazine’s report on DiEM25’s German party campaign for the European Parliament, and my candidacy in Germany

On Sunday morning, the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis picked up a microphone in Berlin, the German capital where, three years ago, high-stakes negotiations with E.U. leaders culminated in his resignation. Varoufakis, 57, knows many Germans still blame him and his country for the European debt crisis. But on stage in Berlin, next to a banner […]