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#Yanis Varoufakis

# yanis-varoufakis - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Former Greek finance minister Varoufakis in fracas with French police officer at Paris airport

Yanis Varoufakis claimed the officer pushed him, grabbed his passport and told him to stand against the wall.

# yanis-varoufakis - Monday 26 March, 2018

Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party

The former Finance Minister says the party “will not mince our words”.

# yanis-varoufakis - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Yanis Varoufakis: 'Ireland may end up as collateral damage in Brexit talks'

Politicians, journalists and critics have expressed concern that Ireland may emerge the worst from Brexit negotiations.

# yanis-varoufakis - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Trichet's Corn: Yanis Varoufakis says the ECB are as bad as the British during the Famine

Charles Trevelyan is one of the most vilified figures in Irish history but Varoufakis sees parallels in the ECB’s Jean-Claude Trichet.

# yanis-varoufakis - Friday 6 November, 2015

Yanis's 'not in the loving business' answers to Miriam had people talking today

The former ‘rock star’ Greek finance minister sat down for a chat with Miriam O’Callaghan.

# yanis-varoufakis - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Varoufakis gets rock star reception in London as he gives Corbyn advice

“I have news for you – austerity sucks.”

# yanis-varoufakis - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency

His immunity to prosecution as a member of parliament must be revoked first.

# yanis-varoufakis - Thursday 16 July, 2015

'Alexis, let me give you a piece of advice... ': Enda reveals what he told the Greek prime minister

The Taoiseach has been defending the government’s stance on Greece.

# yanis-varoufakis - Monday 13 July, 2015

Yanis Varoufakis has a swipe at Ireland in his latest interview

While not mentioning us by name, the former Greek finance minister hits out at the stance of other indebted countries in the bailout talks.

# yanis-varoufakis - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

A senator is worried about Yanis Varoufakis' wife riding on a motorbike without a helmet Seanadigans This post contains videos

# yanis-varoufakis - Monday 6 July, 2015

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.

# yanis-varoufakis - Saturday 4 July, 2015

'What the Troika is doing with Greece has a name – terrorism'

“Why did they force us to close the banks? To instill fear in people. And spreading fear is called terrorism.”

# yanis-varoufakis - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Here is the letter Enda Kenny sent to Alexis Tsipras last night

Greece is finally heading for a default on its IMF loans.

# yanis-varoufakis - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Greece doesn't want a piece of the troika's latest offer

Its Prime Minister claims creditors are being harder on his country than they were Ireland.

# yanis-varoufakis - Monday 22 June, 2015

Enda Kenny says he believes a deal is possible for Greece

Finance Minister Michael Noonan earlier said he wasn’t optimistic a deal could be reached today.

'Unexpected developments' in Greece are the biggest risk to Ireland's recovery

The warnings come as a Greek debt deadline looms ever closer.

# yanis-varoufakis - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Greek minister: Irish people's feelings of mild superiority are unhelpful

Yanis Varoufakis asked Irish people to try to understand the “Greek drama” and to look more closely at the workings of European institutions.

# yanis-varoufakis - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Greece just slid back into recession

It’s the first time since late 2013 that the country’s economy has been in decline.

# yanis-varoufakis - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Presenter admits faking video of Greek Finance Minister giving middle finger

“Sorry Mr Varoufakis, we won’t do it again”.

# yanis-varoufakis - Monday 16 March, 2015

Greek Finance Minister denies giving the middle finger to Germany

A German tv station dug up the video of Yanis Varoufakis – but he says it’s been doctored.

# yanis-varoufakis - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

"His looks burn like fire, his body screams of sex" - it's Greece's rock star finance minister

German comedians have produced a (wonderful) parody music video that depicts Yanis Varoufakis as a terrifying, baby eating “lost son of Zeus”.

# yanis-varoufakis - Friday 27 February, 2015

Germany and Greece have settled their bailout differences (for now)

German politicians have just approved the troubled country’s four-month extension.

# yanis-varoufakis - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all

Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB

# yanis-varoufakis - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Greek and German ministers 'can't even agree to disagree' over debt forgiveness

The two countries have failed to find common ground on the issue.

# yanis-varoufakis - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today

It’s going to be a big day for the country’s new leaders.

# yanis-varoufakis - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Greece has come up with a swap deal to escape its 'debt slavery'

And it’s on the hunt for friends in Europe to back the plan.