Yanis Varoufakis named Greece`s new finance minister: Govt

Greece`s new finance minister will be Yanis Varoufakis, a 53-year-old radical left-wing economist, the anti-austerity Syriza-led government announced on Tuesday.

AFP| Updated: Jan 27, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

Athens: Greece`s new finance minister will be Yanis Varoufakis, a 53-year-old radical left-wing economist, the anti-austerity Syriza-led government announced on Tuesday.

Varoufakis, who holds dual Greek and Australian nationality, will have the job of leading talks with the European Union over Syriza`s aim to re-negotiate Greece`s massive international bailout.