Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece. He co-founded DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement), a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats. We’re delighted to have him back at Kilkenomics after his sell out appearance two years ago.
Since its birth, the European project has seemed to be in perpetual crisis. Now, at 60 years old; and as populist political leaders across the EU’s member states win support with skeptical, anti-immigration, anti-Euro and pro-referendum platforms; what is the future of one of the world’s most ambitious economic and political experiments? Has the leadership […]
Recent elections in Europe have featured new and old political parties surfing a wave of a growing unease among citizens of member states about the rise in immigration from the war-torn Middle East and North Africa and the economic effects on them. What’s at the root of these historic and almost Biblical scale movements of […]
After 12 years in office and a difficult election in September, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has yielded the spotlight and the de facto leadership of Europe to the dashing young French President, Emmanuel Macron. But who is he, where did he come from and what’s his plan? Our panel examine Macron’s economic world view, his […]
The swashbuckling, motor-cycle riding Greek economist and former finance minister is back in Kilkenny to talk Brexit, Trump, the EU and the international world order as well as insights from his new book: Adults in the Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment. Not to be missed.
30 years ago, Gordon Gekko, the anti-hero of Wall Street played by Michael Douglas, declared that “greed is good”. Greed, it seems, has always been with us as humans but it now pervades every aspect of human life and inequality is off the scale. Is it because greed feeds on human nature or is it […]