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#Yanis Varoufakis

# yanis-varoufakis - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Yanis Varoufakis calls Paschal Donohoe a 'chronic and pathetic finance minister'
# Criticism
# Criticism

Yanis Varoufakis calls Paschal Donohoe a 'chronic and pathetic finance minister'

Sep 12th 2020, 3:33 PM 99,918 Views 82 Comments

Varoufakis served as the Greek Finance Minister from January to July 2015.

# yanis-varoufakis - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Former Greek finance minister Varoufakis in fracas with French police officer at Paris airport
# Charles De Gaulle
# Charles De Gaulle

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

Jul 14th 2019, 2:14 PM 29,925 Views 36 Comments

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
# Mera25
# Mera25

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

Mar 26th 2018, 3:29 PM 12,194 Views 49 Comments

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'
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

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

Jan 22nd 2017, 5:26 PM 31,596 Views 100 Comments

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
# Trevelyan
# Trevelyan

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

Oct 4th 2016, 11:40 AM 17,667 Views 83 Comments

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
# Unpopular
# Unpopular

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

Nov 6th 2015, 5:10 PM 24,489 Views 70 Comments

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
# Anti-austerity
# Anti-austerity

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

Sep 15th 2015, 12:07 PM 12,598 Views 60 Comments

“I have news for you – austerity sucks.”

# yanis-varoufakis - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency

Jul 30th 2015, 10:59 AM 15,171 Views 62 Comments

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
# Quiet Word
# Quiet Word

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

Jul 16th 2015, 11:11 AM 25,379 Views 161 Comments

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
# Parting Shot
# Parting Shot

Yanis Varoufakis has a swipe at Ireland in his latest interview

Jul 13th 2015, 5:16 PM 39,743 Views 213 Comments

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
# Seanadigans

A senator is worried about Yanis Varoufakis' wife riding on a motorbike without a helmet

Jul 8th 2015, 4:01 PM 22,421 Views 107 Comments

Yep, really.

# yanis-varoufakis - Monday 6 July, 2015

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw
# Opinion
# Opinion

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

Jul 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 70 Views 99 Comments

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'
# Bailout
# Bailout

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

Jul 4th 2015, 7:50 PM 37,768 Views 204 Comments

“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
# End Of The Line
# End Of The Line

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

Jun 30th 2015, 7:30 AM 38,491 Views 207 Comments

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
# Thanks But No Thanks
# Thanks But No Thanks

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

Jun 24th 2015, 5:15 PM 38,627 Views 125 Comments

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
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Enda Kenny says he believes a deal is possible for Greece

Jun 22nd 2015, 10:45 PM 31,241 Views 115 Comments

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
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

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

Jun 22nd 2015, 5:00 PM 19,503 Views 55 Comments

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
# Back Us Up
# Back Us Up

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

Jun 20th 2015, 7:52 PM 57,041 Views 219 Comments

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
# STORM BREWING
# STORM BREWING

Greece just slid back into recession

May 13th 2015, 4:33 PM 14,421 Views 85 Comments

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
# Oh Sorry
# Oh Sorry

Presenter admits faking video of Greek Finance Minister giving middle finger

Mar 19th 2015, 9:26 AM 11,960 Views 37 Comments

“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
# Not A Fan
# Not A Fan

Greek Finance Minister denies giving the middle finger to Germany

Mar 16th 2015, 2:45 PM 12,208 Views 45 Comments

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
# Minister For Awesome
# Minister For Awesome

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

Mar 3rd 2015, 7:20 AM 19,282 Views 22 Comments

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)
# Greek Unorthodox
# Greek Unorthodox

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

Feb 27th 2015, 2:30 PM 10,346 Views 78 Comments

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
# Greece Lightnin'
# Greece Lightnin'

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

Feb 26th 2015, 7:10 PM 15,849 Views 68 Comments

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
# Money Woes
# Money Woes

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

Feb 5th 2015, 10:49 PM 10,153 Views 80 Comments

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
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today

Feb 4th 2015, 11:13 AM 12,302 Views 81 Comments

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'
# Let's Do A Deal
# Let's Do A Deal

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

Feb 3rd 2015, 3:07 PM 22,490 Views 132 Comments

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