Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis reaffirms support for Scottish currency
The Marxist economist expressed agreement with Common Weal policy expert Ben Wray on social media
YANIS VAROUFAKIS, the former Greek minister of finance under the Syriza administration, has reiterated his support for an independent Scottish currency.
CommonSpace journalist Michael Gray teams up with Kiltr for @yanisvaroufakis interview
Former Greek finance minister to discuss a range of subjects including Scottish independence, Europe and currency
COMMONSPACE journalist Michael Gray will interview former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis later today (12 November) live on the Kiltr new media platform.
Yanis Varoufakis: I would support Scottish independence in a "united Europe"
Economist and former finance minister says that the collapse of the EU would lead to economic dislocation and nationalism
THE FORMER Greek finance minister for the leftwing Syriza Government has said he would support an independent Scotland "in the context of a united Europe".
Varoufakis made the remarks in conversation with journalist Paul Mason at a Guardian Live event at Central Hall Westminster in London.
Yanis Varoufakis slams George Osborne economics
Former Greek finance minister challenges the UK austerity agenda
ECONOMICS professor and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis stated that austerity and the deficit reduction drive is a narrative to disguise class warfare.
Varoufakis continued by implying that the combination of tax reductions for the rich and the slashing of social security expenditure had created an upward movement of wealth from the poorest to the top tiers of society.
Syriza wins second Greek election in nine months
Party leader Alexis Tsipras claims "a clear mandate" to continue reforms
THE LEFT wing Syriza party will form a second government in Greece with the nationalist Independent Greeks after winning its second election since the beginning of 2015.
Syriza won 35 per cent of vote, which translates to 45 seats in the Greek parliament, slightly down on the 149 they won in January. The opposition New Democracy won 28 per cent.
Syriza splits as government resigns for fresh Greek elections
Ruling left-wing coalition breaks apart in response to bail-out deal
THE COALITION of the Greek left, Syriza, has split into two political parties following deep disagreements over the terms of the bail-out deal with international creditors.
Twenty-five Syriza members of parliament have announced a breakaway party called 'Popular Unity' after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned in order to call new elections.
Greek Government passes bailout reforms
Anti-austerity protests outside the Greek parliament turn violent
GREECE'S Syriza government has passed reforms that are a precondition for negotiations with its lenders on an EUR86bn bailout package.
The measures have been passed by the Greek Parliament after a long debate which lasted into the early hours of the morning. The parliamentary session was met by anti-austerity protests which ended with violent clashes between police and protestors.
Paul Mason: What was the point of the Tsipras referendum?
THE new Greek government proposals, published late last night are clearly based on those submitted by Jean Claude Juncker last Thursday, before the referendum.
It's left many Greeks frustrated, asking: what was the point of the referendum? It's left many foreign observers saying the same.
Here are the most obvious answers: