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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 17 September 2016
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2016 5 NEWS Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (L) poses for a picture with participants as he attends a debate at the Fete de l’Humanite, in La Courneuve in France on 10 September. PHOTO: AP VIA EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON. memorandum – the third one in particular – the government in Athens now has less freedom compared to a suburban council in Sydney or Melbourne. How difficult will the forthcoming winter be from an economic perspective for Greece and the rest of Europe? Very! The 'de-construction' is proceeding rapidly at all levels – government finance, banking, actual 'real' economy, political narrative, refugee crisis, etc. What's your opinion on the 'Brexit'? How much will this exit finally influence a ‘dispassionate’ European Union and why do you believe it happened? The Brexit is the unavoidable product of a European establishment which insists on denying the level of the crisis it has created by simply excluding the people ‘δήμο-demo’ from ... democracy. The EU reaction in fact, confirms, not a composed attitude, but its insensitivity towards the cosmogonic developments which undermine it. What's your relationship with Australia these days? My daughter Xenia, who lives permanently in Sydney, is the umbilical cord between me and Australia and the main reason why I visit the country as often as I do. Besides my daughter, I have developed friendships in Australia and an emotional link with the Australian land and its people. Last but not least, I am still an honorary professor of political economy at my old university, University of Sydney, which gives me great pleasure and joy as well as many opportunities to attend interesting forums, meetings, etc. In an April Fools' Day article in Neos Kosmos earlier this year we wrote that you were about to become involved in Australian politics, since you are also an Australian citizen. Many of our readers believed the story. Has this thought ever crossed your mind? Most certainly not!
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