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A New Deal to Save Europe

, 14/02/2017

LONDON – “I don’t care about what it will cost. We took our country back!” This is the proud message heard throughout England since the Brexit referendum last June. And it is a demand that is resonating across the continent. Until recently, any proposal to “save” Europe was regarded sympathetically, albeit with skepticism about its […]

Open Letter to the editor of The Times: Your Athens correspondent has done it again!

, 13/02/2017

Dear Sir, A day after one of your able journalists interviewed me in London, with a view of composing a piece for your newspaper (which I suppose is forthcoming), my attention was drawn to a separate piece that I am sure slipped inadvertently into your newspaper through your various filters. Its defamatory and wholly made-up title tells […]

A New Deal to Save Europe – Project Syndicate op-ed

, 23/01/2017

LONDON – “I don’t care about what it will cost. We took our country back!” This is the proud message heard throughout England since the Brexit referendum last June. And it is a demand that is resonating across the continent. Until recently, any proposal to “save” Europe was regarded sympathetically, albeit with skepticism about its […]

Join DiEM25’s UK launch this coming Saturday, 28/1, Conway Hall London

, 22/01/2017

Introductory speeches by Brian Eno, Yanis Varoufakis, Elif Shafak, Srecko Horvat & Agnieszka Wiśniewska. To be followed by a two hour interactive meeting for the purposes of establishing DiEM25 UK as a movement in every British city and town. Our purpose? To harness the discontent that surfaced during 2016 in order to make 2017 the year […]

Congratulations Benoit Hamon!

, 22/01/2017

  On 9th January 2017 I had the pleasure of linking up with Benoit Hamon in Paris, to discuss with him DiEM25’s Progressive Agenda for Europe and, in particular, our policy of constructive disobedience.  See below for a report of that meeting. It is with great pleasure that I heard the news that Benoit has […]

We need an alternative to Trump’s nationalism. It isn’t the status quo – The Guardian, op-ed

, 22/01/2017

The answer to neoliberalism’s Waterloo cannot be the retreat to a barricaded nation-state and the pitting of ‘our’ people against ‘others’ fenced off by tall walls Click here for The Guardian – or…

Lunch with The Globe and Mail, in discussion with Eric Reguly

, 22/01/2017

by Eric Reguly for The Globe and Mail Having lost the old fight over Greece’s financial future, Mr. Varoufakis is focused on a different cause: preserving the European Union Click here for The Globe and Mail site and here for a pdf of the article. Alternatively…

Brexit: An unorthodox view – a Guardian Live event, 27th January 2017

, 22/01/2017

With Srećko Horvat, Elif Shafak, Yanis Varoufakis & Owen Jones A troubled Britain is on its way out of a troubled European Union. Disintegration and xenophobia are in the air. The government in London is in disarray. But so is every other government in Europe, not to mention the European Commission whose authority is tending […]

Greece’s perpetual crisis will not end via one-off handouts. It will end only when Athens ends the perpetual lie.

, 22/12/2016

ATHENS – Since the summer of 2015, Greece has (mostly) dropped out of the news, but not because its economic condition has stabilized. A prison is not newsworthy as long as the inmates suffer quietly. It is only when they stage a rebellion, and the authorities crack down, that the satellite trucks appear. [To read […]

The Hitchhiker’s Guide through a Collapsing Europe – by DiEM25ers Yanis Varoufakis & Srećko Horvat

, 13/12/2016

This event took place on 3rd December 2016 in Zagreb’s magnificent National Theatre in front of an audience of at least 1200 people. Thanks Zagreb!

Democratising Europe – interviewed by James Lock for NOW THEN magazine

, 10/12/2016

In recent years we have seen far more of the workings behind the curtain of neoliberalism than we ever have before. This is in part, I believe, due to the work of Yanis Varoufakis. A Greek economist educated in Britain, Varoufakis first made headlines for his integral role as Finance Minister for the Syriza government […]

Παρουσίαση του βιβλίου “Η αρπαγή της Ευρώπης” των εκδόσεων Πατάκη- Δευτέρα 12 Δεκεμβρίου

, 09/12/2016

The book will be launched at 19.00 on 12th December 2016 at Parnassos Hall, Plateia Karitsi 8. Speakers include Nicholas Theocarakis (University of Athens), Thanos Mikroutsikos (Composer) and Kostas Vaxevanis (Journalist and publisher). Video messages by Noam Chomsky, James K. Galbraith, Jeff Sachs and Slavoj Zizek. (Please note that this event will be conducted in […]

Reflections on the nature & causes of global financial uncertainty – Amsterdam 4th DEC 2016

, 07/12/2016

On 4th December 2016 I delivered the keynote at the RiskMinds International risk management conference in Amsterdam. A summary of my talk, compiled by the organisers, follows.

Help DiEM25 save Shabbir. Help Europe save its soul. Stop the EU-Turkey Deal!

, 01/12/2016

DiEM25 is helping to take the shameful EU-Turkey refugee deal to Europe’s courts in a bid to save the life of one man, Shabbir Iqbal, and improve the lives of millions. #StopTheDeal What is this campaign?

DiEM25’s internal Brexit Process Referendum is on – analysis & open call

, 22/11/2016

Democracy starts at home! So, at DiEM25 we decide on the movement’s important policy positions by means of an internal vote/referendum that follows a free and frank internal exchange. Below you will find the four options that our members are currently voting for (there will be a runoff vote if none of them secure 50% […]

BRUSSEL’s APPEAL FOR LESS AUSTERITY: An irrelevant proposal by an irrelevant Commission

, 17/11/2016

So, the European Commission, at last, concluded that the eurozone’s fiscal stance is too austerian. “Better late than never”, some will say. Alas, this is too optimistic a take. The reason? The Commission is irrelevant and it knows it. Decisions of fiscal policy are now taken in the eurogroup where Commissioner Moscovici has next to no […]

New Statesman interview: The Left’s duty after Trump’s awful victory

, 15/11/2016

I had no doubt Donald Trump would win, just like I had no doubt Brexit would happen, so maybe I’m not as shell-shocked as you,” says Yanis Varoufakis. The former Greek finance minister is speaking to me several days after the Republican candidate’s historic victory. He doesn’t sound smug about being so prescient, more resigned, deflated, […]

Trump, our post-modern 1930s and DiEM25’s moment

, 11/11/2016

[Originally published here] The election of Donald Trump symbolises the demise of a remarkable era. It was a time when we saw the curious spectacle of a superpower, the US, growing stronger because of – rather than despite – its burgeoning deficits. It was also remarkable because of the sudden influx of two billion workers […]

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