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# Yanis Varoufakis

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# Criticism
Yanis Varoufakis calls Paschal Donohoe a 'chronic and pathetic finance minister'
Varoufakis served as the Greek Finance Minister from January to July 2015.
# Charles de Gaulle
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.
# mera25
Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party
The former Finance Minister says the party “will not mince our words”.
# uncertainty
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.
# Trevelyan
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.
# Unpopular
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.
# Anti-austerity
Varoufakis gets rock star reception in London as he gives Corbyn advice
“I have news for you – austerity sucks.”
# Eurozone
Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency
His immunity to prosecution as a member of parliament must be revoked first.
# Quiet word
'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.
# parting shot
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.
# Seanadigans
A senator is worried about Yanis Varoufakis' wife riding on a motorbike without a helmet
Yep, really.
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.
# Bailout
'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.”
# end of the line
Here is the letter Enda Kenny sent to Alexis Tsipras last night
Greece is finally heading for a default on its IMF loans.
# Thanks but no thanks
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.
# Final Countdown
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.
# Careful Now
'Unexpected developments' in Greece are the biggest risk to Ireland's recovery
The warnings come as a Greek debt deadline looms ever closer.
# back us up
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.
Greece just slid back into recession
It’s the first time since late 2013 that the country’s economy has been in decline.
# oh sorry
Presenter admits faking video of Greek Finance Minister giving middle finger
“Sorry Mr Varoufakis, we won’t do it again”.
# not a fan
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.
# minister for awesome
"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”.
# greek unorthodox
Germany and Greece have settled their bailout differences (for now)
German politicians have just approved the troubled country’s four-month extension.
# greece lightnin'
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
# money woes
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.
# Crunch time
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.
# let's do a deal
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.