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Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: “Ireland is a divided society. There are two Irelands. There is the real Ireland which remains depressed.” Photograph: EPA/Bernd Von Jutrczenka

Ireland is a tax haven “free-riding” on the rest of Europe, and remains deeply divided since the crash, former Greek finance minister and author Yanis(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (left) said Ireland had rejected the policies of Fine Gael Minister for Finance.

Ireland has rejected Fine Gael and Labour’s “dead-end policies” and Michael Noonan’s “cynical” pledge to renegotiate cuts to Ireland’s banking debt, f(...)

Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: Not beloved by domestic audience.

On the streets of the small city of Corinth, deemed the weathervane of Greece’s troubled politics, it is difficult to find people who admit to still b(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. File photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/EPA

Ireland faces a “stark choice” at the next election between those who have imposed austerity on the Irish people and those who have an alternative vis(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: the  combative academic was sacked as finance minister last month after alienating euro zone counterparts with his lecturing style and divisive words. File photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Yanis Varoufakis will not take part in “sad” elections expected next month in Greece and will instead focus on setting up a new movement to “restore d(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras also defended his embattled former finance minister, who has continued to create headaches for the government since being ousted earlier this month

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday acknowledged his government had made covert contingency plans in case Greece was forced out of the euro, but (...)

Greek  prime minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the creditors’ terms even though Greek voters had rejected an earlier offer in a referendum

Talks on tying up a new bailout deal for Greece failed to start on Friday as had been expected, with officials blaming security worries for delaying t(...)

Greek former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that Greece was subject to a programme that will “go down in history as the greatest disaster of macroeconomic management ever”. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Economic reforms imposed on Greece by creditors are going to fail, according to the country’s outspoken former finance minister. Yanis Varoufakis told(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said his colleague Michael Noonan had no issue with Mr Varoufakis.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan did not have a problem with former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, according to Minister for Public Expen(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, arrives at the Presidential Palace to sign the official appointment of Greece’s new finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, in Athens, Greece, on Monday, July 6th, 2015. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Greece will present fresh proposals for a new bailout deal at an emergency summit in Brussels on Tuesday after European leaders warned Athens time was(...)

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