Yanis Varoufakis
age: 58 years
European United Left–Nordic Green Left
Former Greek Minister of Finance
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Nationality: EL
Party: GUE/NGL
Gender: M
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Alexis Tsipras: leader won respect abroad but lost support at home

Monday, July 08, 2019 05:48:00 PM

Since Tsipras’s extraordinary volte-face in late 2015, facing down his finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, to accept arduous EU bailout terms despite having won a mandate through a referendum to reject them, the Greek prime minister has emerged to many in Brussels, to paraphrase Margaret Thatcher, as “one of us”.
EU betrayal: How Syriza turned its back on Greek people amid pressure from Brussels

Monday, July 08, 2019 05:16:00 PM

Alexis Tsipras swept into power in 2015 on a wave of anti-establishment and anti- EU sentiment following the Greek debt crisis. He was elected, alongside then-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, with a mandate to do battle with Brussels over harsh austerity measures the EU wanted to implement in Greece .
An Interview with Yanis Varoufakis

Monday, July 08, 2019 02:26:00 PM

Yanis Varoufakis celebrating the anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal in 2018 (Pedro Ribeiro Simões/Flickr) The last few years have been a bit of a rollercoaster for the European left. Riding up front has been Yanis Varoufakis, the charismatic economist and former Greek finance....
Five unusual European election candidates

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 05:38:00 PM

German nemesis comes to Berlin. At the height of the Greek crisis in 2015, finance minister Yanis Varoufakis was the bete noire of his hardline German counterpart Wolfgang Schaueble, who demanded drastic austerity in return for helping Athens. Four years on, the iconoclastic economist is running for....
Greek prime minister promises bailout relief before polls

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 10:46:00 PM

Greek Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, center, and his wife Danae Stratou second left, hold a banner which reads on Greek Disobedience, as they take part in a rally with other protesters in central Athens, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Thousands people gathered in central Athens Wednesday for....
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L'ancien ministre des Finances grec Yanis Varoufakis pourrait être poursuivi pour violences et outrages après la plainte d…
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Wed Jul 17 06:38:48 +0000 2019
Yanis Varoufakis, in his book, revealed Christine Lagarde knew that the Greek bailout was a sham, as in reality it was a "…
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Wed Jul 17 06:33:15 +0000 2019
“Transnational collective bargaining, as suggested by Yanis Varoufakis in his closing speech, is a step in this direction.…