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Varoufakis roasts Tusk over “Brexiteer hell”: “There’s one for Eurozone creators too”
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Varoufakis roasts Tusk over “Brexiteer hell”: “There’s one for Eurozone creators too”

Panos - Feb 11, 2019

The “special place in hell” that EU Council President Donald Tusk says is reserved for Brexiteers is not that different to the one for those who devised…

Yanis Varoufakis and Bernie Sanders team up to stop surge of nationalism
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Yanis Varoufakis and Bernie Sanders team up to stop surge of nationalism

Panos - Oct 31, 2018

US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis have announced the formation of a new global organisation called “Progressives International,” designed to serve…

Yianis Varoufakis says George Soros wanted him out of the Greek government in 2015
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Yianis Varoufakis says George Soros wanted him out of the Greek government in 2015

Panos - Oct 30, 2018

Former Greek Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis claimed billionaire George Soros had contacted Greek PM Alexis Tsipras requesting his dismissal in July 2015. Speaking to SKAI on Monday…

Varoufakis: Greek debt cannot be paid off; country should have been ‘ready for drachma’
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Varoufakis: Greek debt cannot be paid off; country should have been ‘ready for drachma’

Panos - Aug 21, 2018

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis struck again on Monday by saying there's absolutely "no chance for Greece's public debt to ever be repaid", speaking on the…

Yanis Varoufakis starts new political party
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Yanis Varoufakis starts new political party

Panos - Jan 29, 2018

Greek controversial economist and former Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis is re-entering politics with a new party, set to be launched on 26 March, one day after…

Varoufakis announces he’ll found new political party in Greece next March
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Varoufakis announces he’ll found new political party in Greece next March

Panos - Jan 26, 2018

Controversial former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis more-or-less confirmed widespread speculation over the recent period and on Thursday announced that he'll establish a political party in Greece,…

Varoufakis tells Macron to adopt the “empty-chair” tactic
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Varoufakis tells Macron to adopt the “empty-chair” tactic

makis - Oct 16, 2017

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis supports Macron’s federalist proposals on the euro single currency but believes only a real threat could make Germany budge on the…

Varoufakis’ ‘Adults in the Room’ headed for big screen with Costa-Gavra in the director’s seat
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Varoufakis’ ‘Adults in the Room’ headed for big screen with Costa-Gavra in the director’s seat

Panos - Oct 13, 2017

One of the more eyebrow-raising news items out of Greece this week is noted Greek-French director Costa-Gavra's announcement that he'll turn a best-selling book by controversial former…

Govt rejects Parliamentary com’t of inquiry on first half of 2015, following latest eyebrow-raising excerpt of Varoufakis book
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Govt rejects Parliamentary com’t of inquiry on first half of 2015, following latest eyebrow-raising excerpt of Varoufakis book

Panos - Aug 01, 2017

The leftist-rightist coalition Greek government has rejected a demand by the main opposition to establish a Parliamentary committee of inquiry focusing exclusively on the first half of…

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Varoufakis revelations in new book spark political firestorm

Panos - Jul 24, 2017

The book authored by former Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis titled “Adults in the Room”, has sparked a political firestorm in Greece. Proto Thema Sunday publishes key parts…

Varoufakis: ‘Parallel payment’ presented to SYRIZA leadership as far back as 2013
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Varoufakis: ‘Parallel payment’ presented to SYRIZA leadership as far back as 2013

Panos - Jul 17, 2017

Controversial former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said his idea for a “parallel system” of payments was greeted quite positively when he presented it as far back…

Varoufakis: Let there be a special inquiry on parallel payments plan
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Varoufakis: Let there be a special inquiry on parallel payments plan

makis - Jul 12, 2017

Former Greek Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis continued his revelations regarding the first 6 months of SYRIZA’s rule in 2015, revealing that Greek PM Alexis Tsipras was totally…

Financial Times: “Please stop promoting Varoufakis and his works”
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Financial Times: “Please stop promoting Varoufakis and his works”

makis - Jun 28, 2017

Stephen C. Capsaskis sent a letter to the Financial Times with an interesting request: He wants them to stop promoting Yanis Varoufakis… This is the short letter:…

Varoufakis and Labor leader Corbyn to appear at Gladsunbury festival
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Varoufakis and Labor leader Corbyn to appear at Gladsunbury festival

makis - Jun 16, 2017

Former Greek Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis will appear at the Gladsunbury festival with Turkish author Elif Safak on the Left Field stage on Sunday, June 25, with…

Varoufakis takes aim at Tsipras’s legacy
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Varoufakis takes aim at Tsipras’s legacy

makis - Dec 14, 2016

After claiming on Tuesday that the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had decided to oust the New Democracy government in June 2014, Yanis Varoufakis on Wednesday predicted…

Varoufakis claims Schaeuble decided to oust Samaras
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Varoufakis claims Schaeuble decided to oust Samaras

makis - Dec 13, 2016

Yanis Varoufakis has claimed that German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had decided to overthrow the conservative government of Antonis Samaras in June 2014. Speaking at a presentation…

Varoufakis adds to denials of drachma plan following claims by Hollande in new book
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Varoufakis adds to denials of drachma plan following claims by Hollande in new book

Sokratis - Oct 15, 2016

Former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on Friday hastened to dismiss claims made by French President Francois Hollande in a new book that Russian President Vladimir Putin had…

Stournaras comments on capital controls and Varoufakis
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Stournaras comments on capital controls and Varoufakis

makis - Oct 12, 2016

A large part of the money that was taken out of the banks between December 2014, when early elections were called after a President could not be…

Varoufakis: “I will soon publicize the Eurogroup records”
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Varoufakis: “I will soon publicize the Eurogroup records”

makis - Jul 27, 2016

The former Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis has announced that he intends to publicize the records of the Eurogroup meetings he attended during his tenure and that…

ND renews call for Plan X inquiry as Galbraith points to PM’s role
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ND renews call for Plan X inquiry as Galbraith points to PM’s role

chris1 - Jul 10, 2016

Greece’s conservative opposition has reiterated a demand for a parliamentary inquiry into the events leading up to the country’s third bailout agreement and, in particular, the so-called…