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Yanis Varoufakis

Former Minister of Finance, Greece, Professor of Economics, Co-founder, DiEM25


Yanis Varoufakis served as Minister of Finance of Greece in during one of the most dramatic periods in the country’s modern history. He has since gone on to be a leading anti-austerity voice across Europe and the world, supporting a more progressive, left-leaning solution to the economic woes many have faced since the banking crisis. 

Since his brief stint in politics Yanis has returned to economics, and has becoming a leading critic of austerity plans around the world. He is also outspoken on the EU and the ECB for their actions and lack of accountability. 

Often controversial, but always considered, he compiled his thoughts on global economics and the aftermath of the financial crisis in his book And The Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability.