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Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to address Kilkenomics

Published 24/09/2015 | 14:38

'The leather-clad Greek finance minister failed to endear himself to his eurozone counterparts with his penchant for incendiary comments and brash negotiating tactics'
'The leather-clad Greek finance minister failed to endear himself to his eurozone counterparts with his penchant for incendiary comments and brash negotiating tactics'

Former Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, is among those who will appear at the Kilkenomics festival which takes place in Kilkenny city from November 5 to 8.

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Varoufakis, who resigned in July, recently said that Europe bullied Greece into a bailout at the end of the Summer.

He has also had distanced himself from the weekend's vote which Syriza won with a smaller majority than in January.

He called it a "sad parliamentary election – which could not, and did not, produce a parliament capable of implementing a viable reform program for Greece".

The annual festival is in its sixth year and offers a take on economics with a comic twist.

Others attending the five day event include Financial Times Chief Economic Commentator, Martin Wolf; Black Swan author, Nassim Taleb; and Ogilvy UK advertising creative director, Rory Sutherland.

Yanis Varoufakis and Nassim Taleb will both be appearing in Kilkenny's 13th century St Canice's Cathedral.

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