REWIND: Interview with Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

REWIND: Interview with Yanis Varoufakis


In this video, acTVism Munich interviews Yanis Varoufakis, a world renowned economist who was a former member of the Greek parliament. He gained immense popularity when he served as finance minister (27 January 2015 – 6 July 2015) for the Greek government, a post that he left shortly after he found out that Greek government made the decision to implement the austerity package of the Troika against the popular vote (OXI) of the Greek people . This interview focuses on the history of the global economic system, the transformations that it underwent after World War II and attempts to connect it to the current economic crisis that is sweeping throughout Europe and the globe.

  • Is there such a thing as a “Greek-crisis”?
  • Are pensions, social security benefits & high-wages the reasons why we are facing an economic downturn or are there underlying factors involved?
  • What is the history of the global capitalist system and how is it affecting states and individuals today?
  • Will privatization schemes, that are being implemented by the Troika, benefit the Greek people?
  • Is the “Memorandum of Understanding” signed by the Greek government last year following the OXI vote compatible with the “Declaration of Human Rights”?
  • What should the left do to counter the attacks of the centrist-right media?
  • What can Varoufakis tell us about the negotiations, which were barred from the public discussion , that he held with the Troika?
  • Is capitalism reformable?

All of these questions are addressed in the video below:


VIDEO: Interview with Yanis Varoufakis Part I


To view the full interview transcript, please click here.

To watch acTVism Munich’s video playlist on Yanis Varoufakis & DiEM25, click here.


VIDEO: Interview with Yanis Varoufakis Part II


To read the interview transcript, click here.


About Yanis Varoufakis:

Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis is  professor of Economic Theory at the University of Athens, founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) and former finance minister of Greece.

As finance minister of Greece he resigned shortly after he found out that his prime minister decided to cave into the austerity program of the Troika that the majority of Greece rejected in the historic OXI vote.

To view our entire video playlist with Yanis Varoufakis and DiEM25, click here.


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