Democratise the Euro! English European Crisis Speech Uncategorized Video

The Athens Spring lives on! Speech at Frangy-en-Bresse, with Arnaud Montebourg

On Sunday 23th August, I joined forces with Arnaud Montembourg in Frangy-en-Bresse (or Frangy-en-Grece as it was renamed for the day!) to put forward to the people of France a simple message: There is no alternative but the democratisation of the Eurozone! For the full text of my speech click here. And for a translation in […]

English European Crisis Finance Minister FinMin2015 Greek Crisis Missives from Syntagma Square Speech Uncategorized

Our NO is a majestic, big YES to a democratic, rational Europe!

On the 25th of January, dignity was restored to the people of Greece. In the five months that intervened since then, we became the first government that dared raise its voice, speaking on behalf of the people, saying NO to the damaging irrationality of our extend-and-pretend ‘Bailout Program’. We

English European Crisis Finance Minister FinMin2015 Greek Crisis Missives from Syntagma Square Speech Uncategorized

As it happened – Yanis Varoufakis’ intervention during the 27th June 2015 Eurogroup Meeting

The Eurogroup Meeting of 27th June 2015 will not go down as a proud moment in Europe’s history. Ministers turned down the Greek government’s request that the Greek people should be granted a single week during which to deliver a Yes or No answer to the institutions’ proposals – proposals crucial for Greece’s future in the Eurozone. The very […]

English European Crisis Politics and Economics Speech Uncategorized

Alexis Tsipras at the Kreisky Forum, Vienna (the complete speech/address to Austrian social democrats)

Last week, Alexis Tsipras (SYRIZA’s chair) gave a talk at the Kreisky Forum, in Vienna. In it he addressed Austrian social democrats, in Bruno Kreisky’s old residence. I post Tsipras’ speech here for two reasons: First, because it sends an interesting message to central European social democrats (Austrian and German in particular). Secondly, because this […]