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How Europe’s Band-Aid Ensures Greece’s Debt Bondage – Project Syndicate op-ed, 26 FEB 2018

, 04/03/2018

ATHENS – Greece’s never-ending public-debt saga has come to signify the European Union’s inept handling of its inevitable eurozone crisis. Eight years after its bankruptcy, the Greek state’s persistent insolvency remains an embarrassment for Europe’s officialdom. That seems to be why, after having declared the euro crisis over in the rest of Europe, the authorities […]

Internationalism vs Globalisation – op-ed in The Globe & Mail, published as “Globalization is stuck in a trap. What will it be when it breaks free?” – 12 JAN 2018

, 14/01/2018

Back in 1991, a left-wing friend expressed his frustration that “really existing socialism” was crumbling, with exaltations of how it had propelled the Soviet Union from the plough to Sputnik in a decade. I remember replying, under his pained and disapproving gaze: “So, what? No unsustainable system can be, ultimately, sustained.” Now that globalization is also […]

Yanis Varoufakis & James K. Galbraith on Democracy & DiEM25 (the Democracy in Europe Movement), in conversation with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy,

, 22/11/2017

Listen to this insightful one hour-long discussion on democracy’s discontents in Europe and the United States between two economists who, in 2015, worked together to restore democracy in a small European country while helping its people escape debt-bondage. Here they discuss those events as well as the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25) that is now taking […]

Why Europe Needs a New Deal, Not Breakup – op-ed in The Nation, with James K. Galbraith

, 07/10/2017

The American New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt’s first two terms combined the goals of financial stabilization, reconstruction, conservation, and employment—jobs for the jobless; public works; power systems and new industries, especially in the South; soil conservation and reforestation to battle the Dust Bowl; and a potent mix of regulations and insurance to assert public power […]

DiEM25’s European New Deal explained – video

, 07/10/2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geGTs6PFW0A

On negotiating with the EU & fiscal money – with Anatole Kaletsky & journalists from El Pais, Handelsblatt – Project Syndicate video

, 28/09/2017

Yanis Varoufakis  discusses how to negotiate with the EU and his proposal to introduce fiscal money with Anatole Kaletsky, Co-Chairman of Gavekal Draganomics, David Alandete, Managing Editor of El Pais, and Torsten Riecke, Handelsblatt’s international correspondent.

The Promise of Fiscal Money – Project Syndicate op-ed

, 30/08/2017

ATHENS – Western capitalism has few sacred cows left. It is time to question one of them: the independence of central banks from elected governments. The rationale for entrusting monetary policy fully to central banks is well understood: politicians, overly tempted during the electoral cycle to create more money, pose a threat to economic stability. […]

Europe’s Gradualist Fallacy – Project Syndicate op-ed

, 28/06/2017

ATHENS – Europe is at the mercy of a common currency that not only was unnecessary for European integration, but that is actually undermining the European Union itself. So what should be done about a currency without a state to back it – or about the 19 European states without a currency that they control? […]

DiEM25’s New Deal for Greece

, 16/06/2017

Yesterday, the Eurogroup came up with another fudge, another extend-and-pretend loan tranche, for Greece. It is, as this annotated version of the Eurogroup statement explains, a further boost to Greece’s never-ending crisis. Greece’s creditors, the EU and the IMF, are refusing even to discuss Greece’s recovery, Greece’s escape from debtor’s prison. So, what should be done? DiEM25 […]

How to build a democratic Europe in a post-Brexit landscape – interviewed for Jacobin by Doug Henwood

, 22/05/2017

Yanis Varoufakis negotiated with the EU elite over the Greek bailout, witnessed firsthand the callous mathematics used to keep the union together. Today — after OXI, after Brexit, and after Trump — he and his comrades in DiEM25 are calling for a New Deal for Europe: a plan that can stabilize the European Union and […]

DiEM25’s Rome 25th March 2017 Launch of the European New Deal – from Teatro Italia

, 03/04/2017

On 25th March 2017, as Europe’s leaders gathered in Rome to celebrate the… disintegration of the EU, DiEM25 was there, at Teatro Italia, launching our major Policy Paper The European New Deal – a comprehensive economic and social policy agenda, applicable to the whole of Europe (not just the EU), by which to save Europe […]

How does the triggering of article 50 look from Europe? Op-ed, The Guardian

, 02/04/2017

How do I feel now that article 50 has been triggered? I feel sad that so many good people in Britain will feel so disappointed when they realise that Brexit has not helped them “take back their country”. I feel alarmed that, driven by Brexit, EU leaders chose its 60th anniversary, last Saturday, to embrace […]

CNN op-ed following Article 50: The EU cannot survive if it sticks to business as usual

, 02/04/2017

March for a Different Europe in Rome, March 25, 2017. From DiEm25 facebook page. Allowing EU member states to move in different directions and at different speeds is precisely the wrong way to address the differing concerns of Europeans living in different countries – and it seems an odd way to unite them behind a […]

Llevar a las urnas un New Deal Europeo – Spanish version of DiEM25’s Press Conference

, 02/04/2017

The Spanish version of DiEM25’s European New Deal Press Conference follows, courtesy of sinpermiso:En vísperas de la presentación de su New Deal Europeo en Roma, DiEM25 llevó a cabo una rueda de prensa el pasado 24 de marzo en la que Yanis Varoufakis hizo la siguiente declaración antes de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas […]

“Diem25, un movimento per superare il fallimento dell’Europa” – La Repubblica

, 02/04/2017

L’ex ministro dell’Economia greco presenta il suo nuovo progetto politico: “Mi piacerebbe attrarre il maggior numero di democratici di tutti i tipi” di MATTEO PUCCIARELLI  MILANO. La crisi greca non è finita, anzi. “Tsipras sta percorrendo un vicolo cieco e lui lo sa benissimo”, assicura l’ex ministro all’Economia greco Yanis Varoufakis. È in Italia per il […]

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