In January 2015, Yanis was elected to the Greek parliament and immediately became the minister of finance in the first Syriza government of Alexis Tsipras.
Yanis Varoufakis pulled on a crash helmet and sped through the streets of Athens with wife Danae Stratou moments after announcing his resignation.
Athens, July6 (BNA): Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis today announced his resignation after Greeks rejected the austerity measures by a large majority in the referendum which was held yesterday (July5).
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announced his resignation on Monday, a day after Greeks delivered a resounding 'No' to the conditions of a rescue package.
BRUSSELS, July 6 (KUNA) -- Greece's top negotiator in talks with Western creditors, Euclid Tsakalotos, was sworn in as new finance minister Monday evening after the resignation of Yanis Varoufakis earlier today.
ATyNA (CyHAN)- Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has dismissed media reports of planned "haircuts" of bank deposits.
Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, said the government 'may very well' quit in a radio interview on Thursday.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis acknowledged that relations have reached a low point.
London, Sha'aban 6, 1436 AH, May 24, 2015, SPA -- Greece has made "enormous strides" at reaching a deal with its international lenders to avert bankruptcy, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Sunday, Reuters quoted BBC.
He was followed by Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein in third.
Despite the acrimony, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Monday the different sides could come to an agreement on the bailout within the next two days, with the possibility of another makeorbreak meeting on Friday.
Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is scheduled to meet British counterpart George Osborne as Athens launches a drive to secure new debt agreements, Sky News revealed on Sunday.