Yanis Varoufakis

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Former Greek finance minister and author Yanis Varoufakis introduced himself as ‘a failed finance minister from a bankrupt state’. Photograph: Alina Kisina

On Sunday, at the eighth iteration of Kilkenomics, casually dressed international economists stroll Kilkenny’s windy streets having strange interactio(...)

Yannis Varoufakis: ‘You [Irish] are such a weird and wonderful people.’ File image: EPA/Marta Perez

Is President Trump going to be allowed to fire nukes and end the world? No, according to former presidential adviser and apparent deep-state operative(...)

File image of former minister for finance Michael Noonan sitting beside his Greek counterpart, Yanis Varoufakis, at a European Stability Mechanism board of governors meeting. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Seating plans are tricky matters. Family tensions, past loves and potential awkward silences complicate decisions. However, if this is difficult for (...)

With the changing political landscape in the EU, Greece’s position becomes ever more uncertain. Germany’s post-election attitude to Greece will hardly(...)

Wolfgang Schäuble, who departs  the German finance ministry after eight years to become the next Bundestag president. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Greece and other former EU bailout countries may breathe a sigh of relief at reports that German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble is to depart his h(...)

Irexit would restore a measure of control over the development of our resources and the autonomy to develop them. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

We need to talk about Irexit. Seriously. If you put your head around the door of any of the innumerable meeting rooms in which all things Brexit are b(...)

Stephen Collins delivering the oration at the grave of Michael Collins at Glasnevin cemetery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish politics is divided between those who want to govern and those who believe expressing outrage is their only responsibility, according to journal(...)

 Naomi Klein’s new book,  ‘No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics’, examines  Donald Trump’s election. File photograph: Ed Kashi

Last month’s general election turned British politics upside-down, leaving the victorious Conservatives in despair and Labour joyful in defeat. Jeremy(...)

Katy Perry: the singer performs on the Pyramid Stage at 6pm on Saturday. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty

The BBC has buckets of Glastonbury coverage, as usual. BBC Two kicks off at 5.30pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. BBC Four joins in at 7pm on both day(...)

Yanis Varoufakis’s motto was “If you cannot imagine walking out of a negotiation, you should not enter it.” In the end, he was thrown out for trying to discuss the emperor’s new clothes. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

It is inconceivable that an Irish finance minister would resign on a question of principle. But Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister from Janu(...)

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