Greek economist, academic, philosopher and politician. He has been Secretary-General of MeRA25, a left-wing political party, since he founded it in 2018. A former member of Syriza, he served as Minister of Finance from January to July 2015 under Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Varoufakis was a member of the Hellenic Parliament for Athens B from January to September 2015; he regained a parliamentary seat in July 2019. Varoufakis was born in Athens in 1961 and attended Moraitis School before moving to the United Kingdom, where he studied mathematics at the University of Essex before attaining a postgraduate degree in mathematical statistics at University of Birmingham and a PhD in economics at Essex. He began a career in academic economics, teaching at the universities of Essex, East Anglia and Cambridge between 1982 and 1988. Following Margaret Thatcher's third election victory in 1987, Varoufakis left the UK and moved to Australia, where he taught at the University of Sydney until 2000. After eventually acquiring Australian citizenship, he returned to Greece that year to teach at the University of Athens, where he led a doctoral program and was promoted to full professor in 2005. Following this, Varoufakis had periods of advising George Papandreou and working as the economist-in-residence for Valve before moving to the United States to teach at the University of Texas at Austin. Varoufakis has published a number of texts on economics and game theory, such as The Global Minotaur. In January 2015, Varoufakis was appointed Greek Minister of Finance. He led negotiations with Greece's creditors during the government-debt crisis. However, he failed to reach an agreement with the European troika (European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund) leading to the 2015 bailout referendum. The referendum rejected the troika bailout terms, and the day afterwards Varoufakis resigned as Minister of Finance, being replaced by Euclid Tsakalotos. On 24 August, Varoufakis voted against the third bailout package; in the ensuing September snap election, he did not stand for reelection. Varoufakis has since appeared in numerous debates, lectures and interviews. In February 2016, he launched the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) and subsequently backed a Remain vote in the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum. In March 2018, he founded MeRA25, the "electoral wing" of DiEM25 in Greece. In the 2019 legislative election, MeRA25 was the sixth most voted-for party, amassing nine parliamentary seats, with Varoufakis himself returning to the Hellenic Parliament. In December 2018, Varoufakis launched the Progressive International with United States Senator Bernie Sanders.
Wir treffen erneut den ehemaligen griechischen Finanzminister und Mitbegründer von "DiEM25", Yanis Varoufakis. Yanis will mit der "Bewegung Demokratie in Europa 2025" bei den Europawahlen im kommenden Jahr antreten. Nachdem Tilo ihn in Folge 309 befragt hat, seid ihr diesmal dran gewesen: Ihr konntet im Vorfeld eure naiven Fragen per Twitter, Facebook und im Aufwachen-Forum einreichen. Über 20 haben es in die Folge geschafft: 1. Isabel: "Can you please explain your concept of a universal basic dividend and how it relates to the concept of a universal basic income? Do you have an estimate as to what the dividend could amount to for every single EU citizen?" 2. Marvin: "What are the biggest mistakes leftists usually do and what can they learn from the right?" 3. ANKAJU: "How can burned out people, single mothers with two jobs and stressed out students, that have to work 24/7 on their CV for life, actually change the world? Especially when it feels they do not have control even over their own life" 4. GarKeinDing: "What should german social policies look like to maintain Germanys social security system in Europe? Should the EU change to a more german "social market economy" approach?" 5. NH: "When is the next financial and/or economic crisis coming?" 6. GWeberJ: "wie sieht es im Jahr 2025 in der EU aus - politisch und wirtschaftlich?" 7. Diet: "Warum ist die deutsche Linke so schwach und wie kann man das ändern?" 8. Jenny: "Can I vote for DiEM25 at the European elections?" 9. Daphne: "Will you be the frontrunner?" 10. Madlen: "Why are “DiEM25” and “Aufstehen” not joining forces? one movement…" 11. Kurt: "How can the sPD save/redeem itself?" 12. timre: "Wie kann man in der EU sicherstellen, dass sich alle an die Spielregeln halten?" 13. wasim: "Sollte die Abschaffung des Nationalstaat die linke Antwort auf die Globalisierung sein?" 14. Steve: "why have you not learned that being right is not enough? you need to be in power to change things..." 15. F.Keßler: "Frag ihn mal bitte nach seinen Einschätzungen zu den Reparationszahlungen, welche Griechenland von Deutschland fordert." 16. keriana: "Ob er sich selbst als Sozialist oder Marxist oder was auch immer bezeichnen würde" 17. Benny: "In capitalism - is it possible that economical interests of the companies can be aligned with the overall interests of the whole of society?" 18. Rauschi: "Ist die Krise in Griechenland überwunden, wie die Medien berichtet habe?" 19. Rascasse: "Braucht es ein EU-reguliertes Gegengewicht zu den GAFA-Unternehmen?" 20. Friederike: "Siehst du noch eine Chance auf einen Brexit-Deal?" 21. Ricardo: "Summing it up you are trying to give the capitalism a "human face", does that mean that you don´t see any alternative to capitalism?" 22. Len: "Was sind seine drei Lieblingsfilme?" Das und vieles, vieles mehr in Folge 382 - wir haben sie am 17. Oktober 2018 in Berlin aufgenommen. Yanis auf Twitter: https://twitter.com/yanisvaroufakis Bitte unterstützt unsere Arbeit finanziell: Jung IBAN: DE36700222000072410386 BIC: FDDODEMMXXX Verwendungszweck: Nahost PayPal ► http://www.paypal.me/JungNaiv
Yanis war für kurze Zeit Politiker: von Januar bis Juli 2015 versuchte er sein Glück als Griechenlands Finanzminister. Im Jung & Naiv-Interview erzählt er, warum er gescheitert ist, was er vielleicht anders machen würde und was er durchs Scheitern über Politik gelernt hat. Außerdem geht es um seinen "Endgegner" Wolfgang Schäuble: Respektiert Yanis seinen Ex-Kollegen? Warum ist Schäuble für Deutschland ein guter Finanzminister? Ist Griechenland ein souveräner Staat? Welche Verbündeten hat die griechische Regierung in Europa? Kann Macron einen Wandel bringen? Was soll "DiEM25" sein? Das und vieles mehr in unserer 309. Folge - wir haben sie am 24. Mai 2017 in Berlin aufgenommen. - Blog: www.yanisvaroufakis.eu - Twitter: @yanisvaroufakis Bitte unterstützt unsere Arbeit finanziell: Tilo Jung IBAN: DE36700222000072410386 BIC: FDDODEMMXXX Verwendungszweck: Jung & Naiv PayPal ► http://www.paypal.me/JungNaiv Fanshop ► http://fanshop-jungundnaiv.de/ (Wer mindestens €20 gibt, wird im darauffolgenden Monat in jeder Folge als Produzent gelistet)
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Athens, Αττική, Greece
Episode Count
2
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
28 minutes, 24 seconds
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