Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to address Kilkenomics
Published 24/09/2015 | 14:38
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.
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.