Varoufakis in conversation with leading academics as Syriza splinters and election beckons in Greece

Yanis Varoufakis, Cristina Maria Flesher Fominaya, Kamal Munir, Mariana Mazzucato, Mark Taylor, Panicos Demetriades, Roy Bailey, Simon Wren-Lewis, Tim Bale

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When Yanis Varoufakis was elected to parliament and then named as Greek finance minister in January, he embarked on an extraordinary seven months of negotiations with the country’s creditors and its European partners.

On July 6, Greek voters backed his hardline stance in a referendum, with a resounding 62% voting No to the European Union’s ultimatum. On that night, he resigned, after prime minister Alexis Tsipras, fearful of an ugly exit from the eurozone, decided to go against the popular verdict.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2015

Bibliographical note

Cristina Flesher Fominaya is currently Senior Marie Curie Fellow at the Natonal University Ireland, Maynooth. Her current research project "Contentious Politics in an Age of Austerity" is funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Intra-European Fellowship.

Panicos O. Demetriades has received funding from the ESRC to carry out research projects and offers consultancy services through Gerson Lehrman Group.


  • In Conversation
  • Greece
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Eurozone
  • Germany
  • Macroeconomics
  • Austerity
  • Economists
  • Alexis Tsipras
  • Yanis Varoufakis
  • Wolfgang Schauble


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