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On Dutch FinMin, the Eurogroup, its President, the euro, DiEM25 and MeRA25 – Interviewed by TSF Radio Noticias

  The Eurogroup approved a 500 billion package to fight the crisis. You recently wrote in the Guardian that The EU’s coronavirus relief deal is a gift to Europe’s enemies. Explain. To begin with, the 500 billion euros is almost entirely loans. It’s exactly what Europe doesn’t need, especially like the countries that were hit the hardest, like Italy or Spain or Greece, which have the least capacity to have the...

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Κορωνοϊός: Η οικονομική κρίση | Συζήτηση στο BBC μεταξύ του Γ. Βαρουφάκη, της S. Flanders (Bloomberg), της L.Yueh & της Veronique de Rugy (George Mason University)

[embedded content] Κορωνοϊός: Η οικονομική κρίση – Πόσο άσχημη θα είναι και τι μπορεί να γίνει για να αμβλυνθεί; Συζητούν: Η Stephanie Flanders – επικεφαλής του Bloomberg Economics. Ο Γιάνης Βαρουφάκης – γραμματέας του ΜέΡΑ25 . Η Linda Yueh – οικονομολόγος και συγγραφέας του βιβλίου “The Great Economists”. Η Veronique de Rugy – ανώτερος ερευνητής στο Κέντρο Mercatus στο Πανεπιστήμιο George Mason στην Ουάσιγκτον....

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How deep will the Depression occasioned by Covid-19 be? Debate on BBC World Service’s THE REAL STORY

[embedded content] Coronavirus: The economic crisis – Just how bad will the downturn be and can anything be done to soften the blow? Contributors Stephanie Flanders – head of Bloomberg Economics Yanis Varoufakis – Greek economist, politician, secretary-general of DiEM25 who also served as Greek finance minister during 2015Linda Yueh – economist and author of the book: ‘The Great...

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Labour’s 2019 Manifesto: My assessment on BBC Radio 5, 21 NOV 2019

[embedded content] As an economist, Labour’s 2019 Manifesto strikes me as a sensible, moderate and well-targeted program in view of Britain’s needs and capacities. Independently of what one thinks of Corbyn and McDonnell (Nb. my friendship and comradeship with both is well known), most people agree that: Exceptional investment in the green transition and technologies, possibly of a level not...

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Must we replace the dollar with a shared international currency unit? On the BBC World Service’s REAL STORY

[embedded content] Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, recently said that we need a new international currency unit to replace the US dollar. In this BBC World Service program, I was asked what I thought of the idea. For more of a background to my answer click here. (For the whole BBC program, click here.)

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The IMF functions like the US-European bankers’ bailiffs – Varoufakis and Rogoff on BBC World Service’s World Business Report

[embedded content] The International Monetary Fund’s latest $56 billion loan to Argentina is at risk of failing again. The Argentinian peso has slumped and opposition leader Alberto Fernandez wants to ditch the austerity conditions attached to IMF bailouts that have so far failed to reduce inflation, stabilise the currency or halt recession. The Washington-based multilateral organisation...

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