Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis can be accused of a lot of things from a narcissist with bad fashion sense to a failed negotiator, but nobody can deny his narrative skills. Through scattered fragments here and there with a dash of spice, his selective memories are emerging like something of a pop psychodrama.
Here are some things we know:
Journalist Frixos Dracontidis of Proto Thema and photoreporter William Faithful followed Yanis Varoufakis to Aegina before being attacked by the former finance minister’s body guards. The same man who walked nonchalant down Syntagma Square while minister and who fearlessly chatted with his attackers at a restaurant at Exarchia has now hired bodyguards to do his dirty work.
The Athens Voice continues to insist that installation artist Danae Stratou, wife of Greece’s famous Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, is the muse that inspired Pulp’s 1995 hit “Common People”. Varoufakis said that though he didn’t know his wife back then he knows that she was the only Greek student of sculpture at St.
It would be a serious “scoop” if proved true… The Independent on Friday circulated a report attributed to the alternative weekly “Athens Voice” by which Yanis Varoufakis’ wife, the elegant and attractive Danae Stratou, is the inspiration of Pulp’s 1995 hit “Common People”.
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, famous for circulating around Athens without a bodyguard, spoke about an attack by “anti-state activists” against him and his wife, artist Danae Stratou, while they were dining at notorious