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Varoufakis' Tenure 'Cost Greece €200B'

The six-month reign of Yanis Varoufakis at the Greek Finance Ministry in the first half of 2015 cost the country about €200 billion ($246 billion), Thomas Wieser, former president of the Eurogroup Working Group has claimed. Speaking at the Delphi Economic...

Varoufakis Offers a New 'Mera' as he Reveals Name of Greek Party

Former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has revealed that the new political party he is forming in Greece will be called MeRA25. Making the announcement on his personal website, he said that MeRA25 (an acronym for European Realist Disobedience Front), will...

Yanis Varoufakis to Launch New Party in March

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has announced his intention to create a new political party. In a tweet on Thursday marking the third anniversary of SYRIZA in power, Varoufakis said that that "three years ago today the Greeks decided...

Varoufakis Reveals Outburst Against 'Stupid' Tsipras

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has revealed he accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of being “totally stupid” in accepting a demand by Greece’s creditors for big primary surpluses. During an interview with Greece’s Parapolitika radio, Varoufakis said when he...

Varoufakis Suing ECB for Refusing to Help Greek Banks During Crisis

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, and a German parliamentarian, are suing the European Central Bank, so as to gain access to a document underpinning the ECB's decision to freeze vital funding to Greek banks in 2015. That move left...

Varoufakis: 'I Never Threatened with a Grexit'

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis reiterated that he had never threatened creditors with a Grexit; and announced his decision to run in the European elections with his party; DIEM25. On Wednesday night's interview on Alpha TV; Varoufakis spoke again about...

Yanis Varoufakis Challenges Wolfgang Schaeuble: "Prove Me Wrong"

Former Greek Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is notorious for challenging EU officials over the Greek bailout programme and Wolfgang Schaeuble's interview on Skai TV last night opened another chapter in the public duel between the two men. In an open...

Yanis Varoufakis Warns Euro Will Fail and Will Bring EU Down With it

Appearing on the TV program BBC This Week, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis launched a savage attack on the EU, claiming it is destined to fail because the euro is doomed. The BBC’s Andrew Neil asked him what he...

Yanis Varoufakis Denies Consideration of Candidacy in German Euro Elections

Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis dismissed reports in the Greek media that he will stand as a candidate in Germany for the European elections in 2019. The leader of the DiEM25 movement claimed that his Euractiv news site interview, was...

Director Costa-Gavras to Take Varoufakis Book to Big Screen

Acclaimed director Costa-Gavras expressed his wish to make a film out of Yanis Varoufakis' book "Undefeated Losers", that was presented on Monday in Athens. The former finance minister presented the Greek edition of his book "Adults in the Room" titled...