Yanis Varoufakis

Poll: Mitsotakis is most popular political leader; majority do not want snap elections

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the most popular political leader in Greece (46 pct), despite a slight decline in his popularity, while the majority (57 pct) of people want the government to complete its term, according to a nationwide poll conducted by Prorata and published on Wednesday.

Varoufakis refuses lockdown inspection

The mayor of Aegina island claimed in comments on Saturday that former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, head of the Mera25 party, refused to stop for a police inspection on the island where he has a summer home.

According to the mayor, Yiannis Zorbas, police had been conducting routine inspections last Thursday when they signaled to Varoufakis to pull over.

Events of 2015 back in the limelight

The events of early 2015, when SYRIZA was negotiating austerity terms with Greece's creditors, stole the limelight again yesterday in Parliament, with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressing the need for a public discussion on what exactly happened in the first half of 2015 when SYRIZA came to power and negotiated Greece's bailout.

Varoufakis submits recordings of Eurogroup talks

The head of Mera25 party and former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on Friday submitted to Parliament an envelope allegedly containing his secret audio recordings from the Eurogroup meetings while he was negotiating for Greece's SYRIZA-led government in the first half of 2015.
Varoufakis said he expected House speaker Kostas Tasoulas to forward the content to Greek lawmakers.

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