Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek politician, economist and academic. He sits as a member of parliament for the MeRA 25, a left-wing party he launched in 2018 and that is affiliated with the Democracy in Europe 2025 movement.

He served as Minister of Finance of Greece in 2015, as a member of the Syriza party, resigning after failing to reach an agreement with the country’s creditors during the Greek government debt crisis. He was also economic advisor to George Papandreou, then Leader of the Opposition, from 2004 to 2006.