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Greek finance minister ruffles a few feathers

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 05:50
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Is this really the guy Greece is counting on to negotiate a better deal with its creditors? Yes - and Mr Varoufakis's admirers say he shouldn't be underestimated. .

Athens

YANIS Varoufakis, Greece's new Finance Minister, is a brilliant economist. His first steps onto the political stage, though, didn't seem to go very smoothly.

Before joining the Syriza-led government, Mr Varoufakis taught at the University of Texas and attracted a global