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Will the IMF throw the spanner in the works? – as I feared and Dr Schäuble hoped? NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Day, 5 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
IMF cannot join Greek rescue, board told … reports Peter Spiegel from Brussels in today’s Financial Times. He adds:“Some Greek officials suspect the IMF and Wolfgang Schäuble, the hardline German finance minister, are determin...
The Defeat of Europe – my piece in Le Monde Diplomatique NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Day, 5 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Click on the image above for the LMD site. Or… The trouble with Greece In 2010 the Greek state lost the capacity to service its debt. Put simply, it became insolvent and, thus, lost access to capital markets. To prevent … Continue readi...
In… my defence – by Mohamed El Erian NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Day, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
In Defense of Varoufakis by  MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN Click here for the Project Syndicate site. Or… LONDON – From blaming him for the renewed collapse of the Greek economy to accusing him of illegally plotting Greece’s exit from t...
A Most Peculiar Friendship NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Day, 5 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Crises sever old bonds. But they also forge splendid new friendships.  Over the past months one such friendship has struck me as a marvellous reflection of the new possibilities that Europe’s crisis has spawned. When I was living in Britai...
Treason charges: What lurks behind the bizarre allegations NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Days, 8 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
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. It reflects a determined effort to de-legitimise our five-month long (25th January to...
Statement by Yanis Varoufakis on the FinMin’s Plan B Working Group & the parallel payment system NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Days, 12 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Statement by the Office of Yanis Varoufakis, former Minister of Finance, Member of Parliament, Hellenic Republic During the Greek government’s negotiations with the Eurogroup, Minister Varoufakis oversaw a Working Group with a remit to prepare...
Professor James K. Galbraith’s statement on the Ministry of Finance Working Group convened by former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Days, 12 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
(scroll down for the Greek language version) I spent five months from early February through early July in close association with the Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, and was part of the Working Group that did contingency planning for potent...
EU refuses to acknowledge mistakes made in Greek bailout – by Richard Koo NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Days, 22 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
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.Filed … Co...
For an alliance of national liberation fronts – by Stefano Fassina MP NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Days, 22 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Stefano Fassina, MP and former Deputy Finance Minister of Italy, kindly sent me the following opinion piece. While convinced that the “controlled disintegration of the eurozone” that he advocates is pregnant with great dangers, this...
Romantiker gegen Pragmatiker – Die Zeit NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 6 Days, 11 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Yanis Varoufakis erklärt in einem neuen Buch seinem Kind, warum die Griechen nichts für ihre Situation können. VON ADAM SOBOCZYNSKI (Die Zeit site) DIE ZEIT Nº 28/201524. Juli 2015  15:11 Uhr 139 Kommentar...
A new kind of politics? By Paul Tyson, in opendemocracy.net NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 6 Days, 11 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Varoufakis is an exception to the norm precisely because he really believes in representative democracy. (Click here for the opendemocracy.net site) Over the past few months the world has witnessed the short career of a Greek government vainly endeav...
Democracy under siege – interviewed for the Truman Factor NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Interviewed by Mariano Alonso and Luis Martin of the TRUMAN FACTOR.Filed under: European Crisis, Greek Crisis, Post-MinFin missives...
Open Letter to Yanis Varoufakis & Dominique Strauss-Khan from Giulio Tremonti & Paolo Savona NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 9 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Rome, July 24, 2015 To Yanis Varoufakis and Dominique Strauss-Khan Dear Yanis, dear Dominique, There is a place on earth that represents Europe’s very roots: Greece. Let us begin there. Athens, April 28, 1955. Albert Camus’ conference on...
Europe’s Vindictive Privatization Plan for Greece – Project Syndicate NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
For the Project Syndicate site click here. Or… ATHENS – On July 12, the summit of eurozone leaders dictated its terms of surrender to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who, terrified by the alternatives, accepted all of them. One of &...
Why I voted NO (translated by ThePressProject International) NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
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 pa...
Dominique Strauss Kahn, addressing “German friends” NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
“In counting our billions instead of using them to build, in refusing to accept an albeit obvious loss by constantly postponing any commitment on reducing the debt, in preferring to humiliate a people because they are unable to reform, and &hel...
Dr Schäuble’s Plan for Europe: Do Europeans approve? – English version of my article in Die Zeit NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
On 15th July 2015 Die Zeit published this piece. Here is the original English language version. The reason five months of negotiations between Greece and Europe led to impasse is that Dr Schäuble was determined that they would. By the … C...
The Euro-Summit ‘Agreement’ on Greece – annotated by Yanis Varoufakis NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
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… &he...
On the Euro Summit’s Statement on Greece: First thoughts NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
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 … Continue reading &rarr...
On the Euro-Summit ‘Agreement’ with Greece, my resignation and what it all means for Greece and Europe – in conversation with Phillip Adams NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Late Night Live, ABC Radio National, 13th July 2015Filed under: Ελληνικά...