Yanis Varoufakis

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Yanis Varoufaki  greets supporters during his main pre-election rally in central Athens on Friday. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Remember Greece’s leather-clad, motorcycle-riding finance minister who clashed repeatedly with his hardline German counterpart during the standoff ov(...)

Greece’s new prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with his predecessor Alexis Tsipras on Monday. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Greece’s outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has handed over power to Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a former banker who navigated the centre-right New Dem(...)

Greece’s opposition party New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis: describes himself as a progressive and says he will place untested technocrats in prominent positions once in government. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

As the sun sets over the Acropolis, bathing the monument in the gentle light of a dying day, Kyriakos Mitsotakis ascends the podium, punching the air (...)

Richard Tice and Tim Martin address the crowd from the bus at Towcester. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

In the carpark of a garden centre in Towcester around 200 people are gathering around a big white bus bearing the legend “Stop the Brexit Betrayal”. T(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina after last weekend’s result was announced. Photograph: Tom Honan

So the dogs have the paws under the presidential table again and the sitting tenants have the lease renewed for another seven years. No doubt the mess(...)

Dublin’s IFSC. A new study estimates that foreign multinationals shifted $106 billion   of corporate profits to Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Ireland is the biggest “tax haven” in the world used by multinationals to shelter profits, according to a new study by economists from the United Stat(...)

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(...)

 Heather Humphreys was one of a number of senior figures from both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are like “oil and water” and will not mix or share power in a future coalition, a Cabinet Minister has said. Heather Humphrey(...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte leaves his house in Rome, on Friday. The prospect of an autumn election in Italy has receded for now. Photograph: EPA/Massimo Percossi

A successful populist is a master opportunist. But, as in chess, his success also owes something to his opponent’s missteps, his short-sightedness, hi(...)

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(...)

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