“Society has now started to work towards a radical change in the policies of the EU. There are many proposals on the table that could do away with austerity,” says the Plan. Hundreds of activists, politicians and intellectuals have signed the appeal, “Plan B for Europe. Appeal to build a… »
Last July Varoufakis stepped down as Tsipras’s Finance Minister in order to avoid becoming an impediment to an agreement between Greece and Europe, or so he said at the time, but really because he didn’t agree with the deal, as he later admitted. Since the submission of the Greek government… »
Anna has been engaged for many years in the areas of peace and nonviolence, coordinating a commission on these subjects for the European Region of the Humanist International (at the kick off meeting in 2003 in Prague and presenting the final report in 2004 in Budapest) and then continuing this… »
Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis unleashed a fresh attack on his former allies in the Syriza party, days before it faces a tough battle in an early national election. “I am not part of Syriza any more. I do not have what it takes to support my own party,”… »
This morning Yanis Varoufakis announced on his blog that he would be “Minister No More”. The short text explained that: “Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings;… »
Greece wins approval from Eurogroup, but seriously, what was the big fight between Varoufakis and Schäuble all about?
On Friday, after days of intense and difficult negotiations, Greece and the Eurogroup were able to approve an agreement covering the next four months. Whereas Greece wanted to call the deal “bridging finance”, the Eurogroup insisted on calling it a “bailout extension” [at the end of the day it’s all… »
The game currently being played by members of the Eurozone to see who will change position first is coming into its final days. Greece is asking for time to come up with a new plan and to receive financing to act as a bridge between the old arrangement and a… »
The Greek finance minister has warned that the euro will collapse if his country is forced out of the currency bloc. “The euro is fragile, it’s like building a castle of cards, if you take out the Greek card the others will collapse.” Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview with Italian… »
A week is a long time in politics, as the saying goes, and never was this more clearly illustrated than in Greece over the last seven days. One week ago, a country with no self-esteem was on its knees begging for handouts to the troika of the IMF, the European… »
The new Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis announced today that the government would not be dealing any more with appointed delegates of the “troika” (the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission) who are seen as responsible for the oppressive austerity measures that the country has suffered in… »
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