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Varoufakis Testifies He Was Under Surveillance For Supporting Assange

Greece's former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis claimed on Tuesday he was under surveillance by private company UC Global, which was spying on Julian Assange during his stay in the Embassy of Ecuador in London. Varoufakis, who testified through a teleconference...

Varoufakis Accused of Breaking Coronavirus Curfew, Says He Returned Home from Parliament

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has been accused of violating the curfew imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when he traveled to his house on Aegina Island. Varoufakis, now an MP and the leader of political party MeRA25,...

Yanis Varoufakis Releases Audio Recordings of EU Meetings

Former Finance Minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis has published recordings from 2015 closed-door talks with the Eurogroup on his country’s bailout program to expose the “awful” decision-making of the troika creditors. A trove of audio files recorded between February and...

Varoufakis' MeRA25 Says Government Violates Greek Diaspora's Voting Rights

Yanis Varoufakis' Mera25 party issued a statement on Monday saying that it will vote down the Greek government's new bill granting voting rights to Greek expats from their place of residence. The leftist party accuses the Greek government of deceiving...

Costa-Gavras’ “Adults in the Room” Receives Mixed Reviews After Venice Premiere

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his wife Danae Stratou walked on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival on Saturday for the premiere of the film "Adults in the Room" together with director Costa-Gavras and the...

How Greece's Political Landscape Changes After the Election

July 8, 2019 finds Greece turning the page, as the political landscape changed radically after the results of Sunday's election. Greece leaves four and a half years of leftist rule behind. The Alexis Tsipras government promised change and the end...

Varoufakis Comeback Poses New Threat to Greece's Tsipras

Yanis Varoufakis was the surprise of the recent European parliamentary elections, with his party, called "Democracy in Europe Movement 2025" (DiEM25), coming only a few votes shy of snatching a seat. On Thursday, the eccentric economist announced the candidates who...

Eight Politicians Who Marked the Tsipras Era in Greece

Ever since the administration of Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for early elections, now scheduled for July 7, Greece's Syriza and New Democracy Parties have been in a state of pre-election war with each other. The departing party claims that...

Varoufakis' Party On Cusp of Losing Seat in European Parliament to ND

  Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on Monday called the performance of his MeRA25 party in the elections for the European parliament "a small political revolution." His party was on the cusp of securing a seat in the EU body...