The Catalonia crisis is a strong hint from history that Europe needs to develop a new type of sovereignty, one that strengthens cities and regions, dissolves national particularism, and upholds democratic norms. Imagining a pan-European democracy is the prerequisite for imagining a Europe worth saving. ATHENS – To revive the ailing European project, the ugly […]
WHEN THE PUBLIC is disillusioned with an entire political culture, it’s not a problem that technocrats alone can fix. But an unlikely band of Greek reformers may have an answer for an unsettled Europe — and the entire Western world. Over the last seven decades, Western Europe, with support from the United States, built a liberal […]
Wolfgang Schäuble may heave left the finance ministry but his policy for turning the eurozone into an iron cage of austerity, that is the very antithesis of a democratic federation, lives on. What is remarkable about Dr Schäuble’s tenure was how he invested heavily in maintaining the fragility of the monetary union, rather than eradicating it in order […]
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.
In this video, former finance minister of Greece and founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, Yanis Varoufakis, provides his perspective on democracy and how his movement practices it internally. In addition Varoufakis talks about the context under which the European Union was formed and also surfaces concrete examples from the current period in how the EU employs double […]
Wahlkampf Die deutsche Rolle in Europa war kaum ein Thema – als werde alles so bleiben, wie es ist. Das aber ist ein Irrglaube Yanis Varoufakis | Ausgabe 38/2017 16 [For the English language original please scroll down.] Der Mitgründer der Bewegung DiEM25, Yanis Varoufakis, bemängelt die deutsche Selbstbezogenheit im Wahlkampf Foto: Pacific Press Agency/Imago Es ist normal, dass sich […]
The Greek people are paying dearly for having been lulled into a false sense of security, writes former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Germans, he says, are laboring under the same illusion today. Complacency is a country’s worst enemy. My compatriots were, once upon a time, lulled into a false sense of having “made it.” I […]
At Bozar (Brussels) the movement co-founded by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis presented a critical account of the state of affairs in the European Union, which they fear at risk of disintegration, and their proposals to change it. “Europeans must set aside the propaganda coming from the Commission”. Brussels – Let’s change Europe now, […]