Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Biography

Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and the author of several international bestselling books. Since resigning from Greece's finance ministry he has co-founded an international grassroots movement, DiEM25, campaigning for the revival of democracy in Europe and speaks to audiences of thousands worldwide.

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When Yanis met the Prince of Darkness - An extract from 'Adults in the Room'


12 June 2017

The only colour piercing the dimness of the hotel bar was the amber liquid flickering in the glass before him. As I approached, he raised his eyes to greet me with a nod before staring back down into his tumbler of whiskey. I sank onto the plush sofa, exhausted. On cue, his familiar voice sounded imposingly morose. ‘Yanis,’ he said, ‘you made a big mistake.’