Tsipras Names Cabinet Heading for Clash Over Bailout and Russia

January 27, 2015 3:48 PM

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled a cabinet that threatens to maximize friction with other European Union governments on issues ranging from the country’s bailout agreement to sanctions on Russia.

Yanis Varoufakis, a 53-year-old economics professor, will handle negotiations with the euro region and International Monetary Fund over the country’s 240 billion-euro ($273 billion) bailout, after being appointed finance minister. He has called it a “trap” that was destructive for Greece.

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