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How can we govern Europe? Florence, 21-23 November 2014 NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Days, 3 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Conference participants include (in order to presentation): Richard Koo (Chief economist, Nomura Research Institute), Vítor Constâncio (Vice President ECB), Bill Mitchell (Centre of Full Employment and Equity), F...
Klaus Kastner replies – On the Versailles Treaty parallels NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Days, 8 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Continuing the discussion we began on modern parallels to the Versailles Treaty (the Greek Bailout, as I claimed here, or Maastricht, as Klaus Kastner juxtaposed here – see also my rejoinder here), Klaus Kastner takes stock with this, latest, m...
Yanis Varoufakis 5 Days, 17 Hours ago
Click the image above to watch a 60′ keynote on Money, and its Aesthetics, after the Gold Standard, following by a presentation by Danae Stratou of her remarkable installation ‘It’s Time to Open the Black Boxes’ – click...
Was Maastricht another Versailles for the German nation? A reply to Klaus Kastner NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 4 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Klaus Kastner suggests that Germans cannot sympathise with my analogy of the Greek Bailout as a new Versailles Treaty because many, in Germany, feel that Maastricht was another Versailles Treaty imposed, by France, upon them. While there is no doubt...
Klaus Kastner responds to the Geithner revelations, and my Versailles Treaty allegory NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Klaus Kastner, a regular interlocutor of this blog, has responded to the Geithner revelations (and my take on them) on how Northern European finance ministers were bent on ‘crushing the Greeks’, back in February 2010, with the following:...
CRUSH THE GREEKS! The Greek bailout revisited in the light of the Geithner revelations NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Tim Geithner is now on the public record,[1] confirming that which we have always known: In February 2010, clueless as to the Euro Crisis that was about to engulf them, Northern European leaders decided to crush Greece. Collectively to punish &hellip...
Preface to the (forthcoming) French edition of THE GLOBAL MINOTAUR NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the future of the world economy is about to be published in French, as Le Minotaure Planétaire, by newly established, progressive publishing house LES ÉDITIONS DU CERCLE. Read on for a draft of t...
Slovakia adopts our proposal of ECB-purchases of EIB bonds NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Our proposal for ECB purchases of EIB bonds has just been adopted by one Eurozone member-state: Slovakia. Here is Reuters’ report. Or read on… TOP NEWS Slovak finance minister wants ECB to buy EIB bonds if it goes for QE … Continu...
Why is Europe not ‘coming together’ in the aftermath of the euro crisis? – audio NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
This talk was delivered to the PhD Colloquium of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, on 6th November 2014. It was based on this article and is part of my research for my next book EUROPE UNHINGED: The next phase … Continue reading →...
A QE proposal for Europe’s crisis – OpEd in The Economist NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The Economist kindly invited me to contribute an op-ed to a ’roundtable’ on what form Quantitative Easing should take place in Europe.  For The Economist’s site click here. Or read on… A QE proposal for Europe&rsquo...
Why the Fiscal Compact is, legally, null and void: Interview by Giuseppe Guarino NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
In this fascinating interview, published in Corriere della Sera on 29th October 2014 and reproduced here in English, Professor Giuseppe Guarino, a former finance minister of Italy, argues that the Fiscal Compact never had a legal leg to stand on...
MODERN MONEY: AESTHETICS AFTER THE GOLD STANDARD, University of Berkeley, Friday 7th November 2014 NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
An Academic Conference, sponsored by the Department of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, November 6–7, 2014 Featured Speaker: Yanis Varoufakis Featured Artist: Danae Stratou Contact sferguson at usf.edu and jordanros...
This Thursday, lunch time talk on Europe’s refusal to ‘come together': LBJ School of Public Affairs PhD Colloquium, UT Austin NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Theme: “Why is Europe not ‘Coming Together’ in Response to the Euro Crisis?” Where: SRH 3.316/3.350. LBJ School of Public Affairs (3rd floor) When: 12:15 to 1:30pm, Thursday 6th November Abstract: Almost everyone agr...
Today’s Eurozone seen from an investor’s perspective – Keynote (audio) NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
On 30th October I was invited to address a meeting of German, Austrian and Swiss pension fund managers on how they should make sense of the Eurozone’s current state of play. In this keynote (click below for the audio and the … Conti...
ECB stress tests: The view of an insider – Guest post by Klaus Kastner NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Klaus Kastner is a former banker from Austria who is also ‘afflicted’ with a deep concern for Greece; witness his excellent blog ObservingGreece. He has commented many times on this blog and, on the occasion of the ECB’s recent stre...
Discussing the ECB’s stress tests on ‘Boom Bust, RT tv NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
For the tv interview click here or the photo above (and jump to 21′).  A related, analytical, article, can be found here.    Filed under: Banking Crisis, European Crisis...
The ECB’s Stress Tests and our Banking Dis-Union: A case of gross institutional failure NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Last Sunday the ECB published its quality assurance results, its stress tests of our systemic banks. It was, from where I am standing, a sad day. Back in 2010, the European Banking Authority (EBA) disgraced itself with stress tests that … Cont...
Of Europe’s bankers and politicians – Interview in SUOMEN KUVALEHTI NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
An interview with Antti Ronkainen published in SUOMEN KUVALEHTI (in Finnish). Click here for the original or read on… Historiasta ei olla opittu, koska pankkiireilla on niskalenkki poliitikoista. Eurooppa ja Yhdysvallat ovat tekem&au...
It is time for the ECB to purchase EIB bonds: Bruegel’s Guntram Wolff sides with our proposal NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 17 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The ECB’s recent dalliance with QE-light is macro-economically irrelevant. For a long while we have been arguing (see Policy 3 of the Modest Proposal) that it is high time that the ECB buys en masse EIB bonds, thus enabling the … Continu...
Greece’s Finance Minister: The revolving doors’ syndrome on steroids NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 3 Days, 18 Hours ago
Now that the bubble of the Greek success story has, thankfully, burst, it is perhaps apt to take a good look at the track record of Greece’s finance minister: the talented Mr Gikas Hardouvelis. Readers that harboured hopes of a … Continu...