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Debate with Manfred Weber (EPP) and Christian Lindner (ALDE) on Anne Will’s ARD show – 10 MAR 2019

, 10/03/2019

Here is a selection of what the press had to say about this debate: Berliner Zeitung: https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/politik/rnd/-anne-will–zu-europa-beatrix-von-storch-haelt-emmanuel-macron-fuer-einen–loser–32199838 BILD: https://www.bild.de/politik/inland/politik-inland/anne-will-in-der-ard-afd-frau-beatrix-von-storch-beschimpft-macron-als-verlierer-60594026.bild.html Elbe-Jeetzel-Zeitung: https://www.ejz.de/blick-in-die-welt/politik/das-establishment-in-deutschland-hat-macrons-ideen-von-europa-ldquoabgestochenrdquo_241_111679328-122-.html FAZ: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/medien/tv-kritik-zu-anne-will-die-europawahl-und-praesident-macron-16082328.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_0 Focus: https://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/bei-anne-will-als-es-um-eu-parlament-geht-argumentiert-sich-beatrix-von-storch-selbst-ins-abseits_id_10436219.html Huffpost: https://www.huffingtonpost.de/entry/anne-will-varoufakis-entlarvt-mit-einer-einfachen-frage-die-ideenlose-debatte_de_5c8602c5e4b0d93616299711 Merkur: https://www.merkur.de/politik/anne-will-lindner-erntet-shitstorm-und-rechtfertigt-sich-in-ard-sendung-zr-11841663.html NRZ: https://www.nrz.de/politik/anne-will-beatrix-von-storch-fordert-nach-brexit-dexit-lindner-und-varoufakis-zerlegen-sie-id216634089.html NTV: https://www.n-tv.de/politik/Wie-europaeisch-wollen-wir-regiert-werden-article20898891.html RTL: https://www.rtl.de/cms/beatrix-von-storch-giftet-bei-anne-will-macron-ist-ein-loser-4305832.html Spiegel: http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/tv/anne-will-europa-talk-mit-yanis-varoufakis-christian-lindner-manfred-weber-a-1257162.html Stern: https://www.stern.de/politik/deutschland/-anne-will—nur-beatrix-von-storch-haelt-macron-fuer-einen–loser–8615508.html Tagesspiegel: https://www.tagesspiegel.de/gesellschaft/medien/tv-talk-anne-will-zur-europawahl-frau-von-storch-will-sowieso-lieber-den-dexit/24087140.html T-Online: https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/deutschland/gesellschaft/id_85384164/tv-kritik-anne-will-dann-ist-orban-nicht-mehr-zu-halten-.html Web.de: https://web.de/magazine/politik/politische-talkshows/anne-europa-wahl-eu-nationalstaat-33602506 Der Westen: https://www.derwesten.de/panorama/anne-will-ard-christian-lindner-attackiert-beatrix-von-storch-id216634537.html

What’s wrong in Europe today and how to fix it tomorrow morning – Berlin speech

, 07/03/2019

Demokratie in Europa is DiEM25’s new political party in Germany. Demokratie in Europa is running in the European Parliament election this coming May as part of our EUROPEAN SPRING that is campaigning across Europe on the basis of our transnational NEW DEAL FOR EUROPE. In this Berlin speech, and in my capacity as a candidate for MEP […]

German political economy’s two naughty sisters in action, once again – George Krimpas guest post

, 04/03/2019

The lean years are here again, to the apparent satisfaction of Germany’s Finance Minister, a Social Democrat.  The rate of growth of the budgetary surplus was declining, therefore restraining expenditure was the prudent attitude, the public must rest assured that over the next few years 25 billion euros will be saved, the chance of a […]

THE ECONOMIST on DiEM25 & the European Spring: “Varoufakis Sans Frontières”

, 05/02/2019

In a warm office in Berlin’s trendy Kreuzberg district, Charlemagne is trying to persuade Yanis Varoufakis that he is a politician. “It’s a necessity. I really dislike running and asking people for votes,” protests the Greek economist when asked about European Spring, his new transnational political party. Does he think of himself as a politician? “No. […]

European Spring & DiEM25 are focused on changing the conversation in Europe – EU Reporter

, 05/02/2019

If xenophobia is rearing its ugly head across Europe, it is because of the awful design of our Single Currency, our Single Market & EU governance. It is time to fix them. The European Spring program explains how we propose to do this.

“Politics means leadership, not only giving people what they want. You have to convince them to get out of our national box” – EURACTIV

, 29/01/2019

Yanis Varoufakis, the Spitzenkandidat for the EUROPEAN SPRING, set up by DiEM25, told EURACTIV Germany that: “If the European Left were united, coherent and civilised, we wouldn’t have created Diem25, we’d have joined them. Now we are running against them, which is very painful to us,” the former Greek finance minister told EURACTIV Germany in an interview. In the interview, […]

“Ich bin stolz auf die Dämonisierung” – Deutsche Welle

, 29/01/2019

In der Finanzkrise zog er den Zorn europäischer Sparpolitiker und heimischer Eliten auf sich. Jetzt will Yanis Varoufakis selbst nach Brüssel. Im Interview mit der Deutschen Welle spricht er über seine Vision für die EU. Als Finanzminister Griechenlands verhandelte Yanis Varoufakis während der Finankrise 2015 – ohne Erfolg. Nach seinem Rücktritt gründete der Ökonom die paneuropäische […]

DiEM25 & the EUROPEAN SPRING event on austerity, xenophobia, the euro and the environment – Thu 24/1, Berlin

, 20/01/2019

With xenophobic and authoritarian forces rising across the EU, societies in stagnation  levels, and climate catastrophe on the horizon, it’s time to stop what we’re doing and rethink. The EUROPEAN SPRING, that will be contesting the May 2019 European elections in 11 countries, brings together politicians and activists to give a new, European perspective on these critical issues. Program: […]

Mrs Merkel’s Athens visit, her fall from grace and Greece’s demand for war reparations – on BBC Radio 4

, 12/01/2019

Over the past two days, Mrs Merkel was in Athens on a victory lap to celebrate her successful subjugation of the Syriza government and the subsequent extension of the Greeks’ debt bondage. Nevertheless, even this subservient Greek government managed to upset her victory lap by mentioning the… war and the reparations the Greeks will continue to demand for the […]

Our progressive internationalism – The Nation

, 14/12/2018

On November 25, at a hip “event loft” in Berlin, Yanis Varoufakis announced that he’d be campaigning for office in two countries at once. In the spring, the former Greek finance minister had declared his intention to run for prime minister back home in Athens—and in ordinary times, that might have been enough. Today, though, “discontent, xenophobia, […]

TIME magazine’s report on DiEM25’s German party campaign for the European Parliament, and my candidacy in Germany

, 27/11/2018

On Sunday morning, the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis picked up a microphone in Berlin, the German capital where, three years ago, high-stakes negotiations with E.U. leaders culminated in his resignation. Varoufakis, 57, knows many Germans still blame him and his country for the European debt crisis. But on stage in Berlin, next to a banner […]

My candidacy in Germany for the European Parliament – Press Conference speech

, 26/11/2018

Germany is experiencing a paradoxical crisis. Germany is, on paper, flooded by… money. The federal government is in surplus. A tsunami of foreign money is flooding German banks. Families are saving. And even corporations hoard huge amounts of savings. So, why is the political centre not holding? Why are the major parties bleeding? Why is […]

ΟΜΙΛΙΑ ΑΠΟΔΟΧΗΣ ΥΠΟΦΗΦΙΟΤΗΤΑΣ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΑΔΕΛΦΟ ΚΟΜΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΜέΡΑ25 ΣΤΗΝ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΑ

, 26/11/2018

Η Γερμανία βιώνει μια παράδοξη κρίση. Στα χαρτιά, η Γερμανία πλημμυρίζει από χρήμα. Η Ομοσπονδιακή Κυβέρνηση έχει καθαρό πλεόνασμα. Ένα τσουνάμι ξένου χρήματος πλημμυρίζει τις γερμανικές τράπεζες. Τα νοικοκυριά αποταμιεύουν. Ακόμα και οι επιχειρήσεις συσσωρεύουν αποταμιεύσεις. Τότε, γιατί καταρρέει το πολιτικό κέντρο; Γιατί η χώρα μαστίζεται από συναίσθημα δυσαρέσκειας; Γιατί θεριεύει η ξενοφοβία; Γιατί θριαμβεύει […]

Greece was never bailed out and remains in debtor’s prison – Bild Zeitung interview

, 22/08/2018

BILD meets Yanis Varoufakis – the man who was THE symbol of the Greek left-wing government’s resistance against the targets set by the bailout troika for the broke state of Greece. We met the professor of economics – who co-founded left-wing movement DiEM25 – in his summer house in the mountains of the sunny island of Aegina. BILD: Mr. Varoufakis, […]

Der Spiegel – Verdammt zu 60 Jahren Entwürdingung

, 22/08/2018

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/griechenland-krise-beteiligte-und-betroffene-ziehen-bilanz-a-1221081.html

Reality & Nightmare: A brief assessment of the Eurozone’s ‘reforms’ – in Der Freitag, Issue 26, 2018

, 19/07/2018

The official version reads as follows: Europe is on the road to recovery, the consequences of Brexit are under control, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron would now create the new foundations on which Europe will establish a stronger alliance. Even the Greek debt crisis, it is said, was over after the decision of the […]

Why Germany neither can nor should pay more to save the eurozone – IFO Munich Seminar, 11 June 2018

, 17/07/2018

 “I wanted a Germany that was hegemonic and efficient, not authoritarian and caught up in a European Ponzi scheme. That was in 2013.” Excerpt from the Munich Seminar. This CESifo group Munich seminar took place on June 11, 2018 in Ludwig-Maximilian University, in Munich, in the Grosse Aula of the Ludwig-Maximilian University. The euro crisis has highlighted […]

Germany has been wasting its wealth in a manner that prevents the rest of the Eurozone from earning its keep – Video interview for Mission Money, Munich

, 26/06/2018

Er galt als der große Euro-Schreck während seiner Amtszeit als griechischer Finanzminister! Doch waren die Vorwürfe von Politikern und Medien gegen Yanis Varoufakis wirklich gerechtfertigt? Im Interview mit der Mission Money vertritt Varoufakis spannende Positionen. Deutschland dürfe nicht für Pleite-Staaten haften, fordert er. Und außerdem werde Deutschland aus dem Euro austreten, wenn ein ganz bestimmtes […]

Yanis Varoufakis: “Italien ist zu groß, um schikaniert zu werden” – Der Standard interview 12 MAI 2018

, 12/05/2018

Yanis Varoufakis galt für wenige Monate als der streitbarste Politiker in der Eurozone: Nach dem Wahlsieg der linken Syriza war er zwischen Jänner und Juli 2015 Finanzminister Griechenlands in der Regierung unter Premier Alexis Tsipras. Varoufakis versuchte vergeblich seine Amtskollegen zu einer Lockerung der Sparvorgaben für Griechenland zu überreden. Sein provokanter Stil stieß auf heftige […]

Hans Werner Sinn: Varoufakis acted very prudently and wisely to defend Greek interests

, 22/03/2018

  Perhaps the best known and respected conservative German economist, Hans-Werner Sinn (Munich University and for many years Chair of Ifo Institute), had this to say in reaction to the claims of various troika officials that I cost Greece billions of euros: “Yanis Varoufakis has acted very prudently and wisely to defend Greek interests… Arguing, […]

One Schulz does not a federation make: Comment on Martin Schulz’s belated federalist speech

, 08/12/2017

Isn’t it remarkable how establishment European politicians speak common sense once they have lost power and are about to begin their long slide into oblivion? Martin Schulz just copied that pattern with his passionate federalist speech and his pronouncement that “the EU cannot afford another four years of German European policy à la Wolfgang Schäuble”. Pity that […]

Aus den Schaltzentralen der europäischen Macht: Yanis Varoufakis erzählt “Die ganze Geschichte” – video DAS ERSTE-ARD

, 14/11/2017

Als griechischer Finanzminister löste Yanis Varoufakis 2015 eine der spektakulärsten und kontroversesten Auseinandersetzungen der jüngsten politischen Geschichte aus, als er versuchte, die Beziehung seines Landes mit der EU neu zu verhandeln. Trotz massiver Unterstützung, nicht nur in der griechischen Bevölkerung, sondern auch in der Obama-Administration, bei konservativen britischen Ökonomen, bei Emmanuel Macron, der damals noch […]

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