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Varoufakis, MEP?
« on: Friday, 10 May, 2019 @ 11:03:39 »
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Why Greece's former finance minister is running for the Euro elections in Germany

Labelled the "Greek clown" by German newspaper Bild, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is now running in the upcoming European elections from the German capital. Why?

At the height of the Greek debt crisis, he crossed swords with German nemesis Wolfgang Schäuble, who demanded drastic austerity in return for financial aid.

Four years later, the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is running in European parliamentary elections – in Berlin.

The iconoclastic, motorcycle-riding 58-year-old economist is running a political stealth campaign, with few major public events or media engagements.

However, favourable electoral rules may allow him to be elected to the parliament in Strasbourg.
https://www.thelocal.de/20190509/why-yanis-varoufakis-is-running-euro-election-campaign-in-germany

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Re: Varoufakis, MEP?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2019 @ 04:22:07 »
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Varoufakis draws fire over run for German EU elections seat
Old allies accuse former Greek finance minister of splintering leftwing vote at a time of far-right revival
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/10/varoufakis-draws-fire-over-run-for-german-eu-elections-seat

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Re: Varoufakis, MEP?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2019 @ 22:39:58 »
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Yanis Varoufakis' star power wanes as his populist movement appears... unpopular

In front of a small crowd of around a hundred supporters and a few bemused German commuters, Yanis Varoufakis tried to start a revolution in European politics .

Greece’s former “rock-star” finance minister is making an unlikely comeback — as a candidate for the European elections in Germany.

The one-time scourge of Germany, who once described Angela Merkel’s handling of the Greek financial crisis as “terrorism”, is trying to persuade German voters to elect him as their MEP.

“Maybe I’ll stand as a candidate in the UK next. I think I still have British nationality."
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/11/yanis-varoufakis-star-power-wanes-populist-movement-appears/

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Re: Varoufakis, MEP?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2019 @ 11:05:23 »
Yanis Varoufakis: the video

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The Greek economist is back battling the EU establishment, this time at the helm of a new movement, DiEM25. Backed by Pamela Anderson and the world’s most famous cyborg, he is fighting ultra-right populism with a radical agenda he thinks can restore people's lost faith in democracy. As the European parliamentary elections approach, is anyone listening? Phoebe Greenwood finds out
https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2019/may/10/can-yanis-varoufakis-save-europe-video



https://youtu.be/yAUl9OvaGgU?t=1