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For the youngsters who emigrated. For the silent grief of those who stayed behind. That’s why we vote for MeRA25 in Greece

, 04/05/2019

For those of you interested in a glimpse into our Greek election campaign (European and national), here is a translation of MeRA25’s first radio advertisement for the forthcoming European and national elections (featuring, naturally, DiEM25’s theme music composed & performed by our very own Brian Eno). More radio and tv MeRA25 ads will follow soon. For the youngsters who […]

The swallows of the EUROPEAN SPRING are in full flight. If you missed it, watch the launch of our European Parliament election campaign at the Bozar, Brussels

, 27/03/2019

On Monday 25th March, the EUROPEAN SPRING was launched at the Bozar Theatre in front of friends, supporters and hopeful citizens of Europe. For the first time in Europe’s history, a common list of candidates is presented across Europe promoting a single agenda – the NEW DEAL for EUROPE that we worked on together for […]

The European Spring in full bloom this Monday at the Bozar Theatre, Brussels. Join us!

, 22/03/2019

In the last week of May European citizens will have their last chance to vote in a European Parliament election that makes a difference. It will be a paneuropean election where we can, perhaps for the last time, oppose both faces of authoritarianism across Europe: (A) The inane authoritarianism of the business-as-usual establishment, and (B) The authoritarianism […]

EU Court defends the ECB’s right to cover up its illegal closure of Greece’s banks

, 12/03/2019

The European Union Court today delivered its verdict: European citizens cannot be allowed to find out whether the ECB acted legally in closing down Greece’s banks in June 2015. Why? In the wording of the three judges, because such disclosure would affect the ECB’s “space to think in 2015 and also after 2015”. If this sounds […]

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 […]

At the Edinburgh Festival, in conversation with Jeremy Corbyn on reviving socialism, with Maria Alyokhina (Pussy Riot) on despotism, and with Shami Chakrabarti on liberty

, 08/01/2019

In 2018, the good people behind the Edinburgh Festival kindly invited me to host a series of discussions under the title KILLING DEMOCRACY? My remit was: Further to explore the question of whether the current form of financialised capitalism is devouring democracy, reflecting on my work with the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25). In a series […]

This is why launched the Progressive International yesterday in Vermont. THE GUARDIAN

, 01/12/2018

Yesterday, DiEM25 and the SANDERS INSTITUTE, in a packed room hearing from Bernie Sanders, Yanis Varoufakis, Niki Ashton, Ada Colau and Jeff Sachs, we launched the Progressive International. (CLICK HERE TO READ THE OPEN CALL, TO JOIN, AND TO SUPPORT) Today, in this GUARDIAN op-ed, David Adler and Yanis Varoufakis explain why we need the Progressive […]

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 […]

The euro and Steve Bannon’s Fascist International – Oxford Union address, video & audio 16th November 2018

, 16/11/2018

On 17th October 2018, Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President of the European Commission, addressed the Oxford Union in support of the motion that “the euro has never been stronger“. Today, Friday 16th November 2018, Steve Bannon is addressing the Oxford Union also. In between, on Wednesday 14th November 2018, I had the opportunity to also address […]

Talking to KPMG about Brexit – 27 September 2018

, 16/11/2018

Whether or not you agree with his politics, there’s no denying that Greece’s one-time Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, offers a lot of food for thought to British businesses. The economist, politician, author and dedicated European reformer addressed our KPMG Executive Exchanges dinner in Leeds in late September. Theresa May, Brexit, Angela Merkel, deflation, the northern […]

Greece was never bailed out; it remains a debtor’s prison and the EU won’t let go of the keys – op-ed in The Observer

, 27/08/2018

Over the past week, the world’s media have been proclaiming the successful completion of the Greek financial rescue programmemounted in 2010 by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. Headlines celebrated the end of Greece’s bailout, even the termination of austerity. Buoyant reports from ground zero of the eurozone crisis portrayed Europe’s eight-year long Greek […]

Καθαρή Είσοδος, από σήμερα, στην Μονιμοποιημένη, πλέον, Χρεοδουλοπαροικία. Μόνη λύση οι 7 Τομές του ΜέΡΑ 25

, 19/08/2018

Βγήκαμε από τα Μνημόνια; Επειδή στην Ελλάδα ο διάλογος έχει καταργηθεί προ πολλού, ας ξεκινήσουμε την συζήτηση του τί σημαίνει Μνημόνιο: Δεν σημαίνει δεσμεύσεις προς τις Βρυξέλλες. Όλες οι χώρες-μέλη της ΕΕ τελούν υπό δεσμεύσεις. Και η Γερμανία ακόμα. Όχι, Μνημόνιο σημαίνει κάτι άλλο πέραν των δεσμεύσεων π.χ. του “Συμφώνου Σταθερότητας”. Μνημόνιο σημαίνει διασύνδεση διευκολύνσεων που μας κάνουν οι δανειστές […]

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 […]

Profiles in Euro-Denial: The thwarted euro reforms & Greece’s permanent debt bondage – Project Syndicate op-ed

, 28/06/2018

ATHENS – Europe’s establishment is luxuriating in two recent announcements that would have been momentous even if they were only partly accurate: The end of Greece’s debt crisis, and a Franco-German accord to redesign the eurozone. Unfortunately, both reports offer fresh proof of the European Union establishment’s remarkable talent for never missing an opportunity to […]

Interviewed by Il Fatto Quotidiano on developments in Italy, Europe and Greece. Here is the original Q&A in English

, 05/06/2018

Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano interviewed me (see here) regarding the latest developments in Italy, Europe and Greece. The original Q&A (in English) follows: Greece is about to exit from the notorious memorandum, the austerity plan signed with the troika. Public finance has improved at a high price for the population as we all know. […]

Complete text of my interview with Corriere Della Sera’s Aldo Cazzullo (in English)

, 31/05/2018

Corriere Della Sera, the Italian daily, published today an interview that I gave to Aldo Cazzullo. For the published version (in Italian of course), you can visit the paper’s site here. However, the published text is a heavily reduced version of the exchange between Mr Cazzullo and myself. For those interested in the full exchange, see […]

New York Magazine – Interviewed by Felipe Ossa: “Yanis Varoufakis Has Some Ideas About How to Save the Future”

, 28/05/2018

Much of the world was introduced to Yanis Varoufakis in early 2015, when, as Greece’s bold new finance minister (he rode a Yamaha to work and tabloids touted his sex appeal), he led negotiations with the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund to restructure the country’s crushing load of government debt. […]

THE NATION: Yanis Varoufakis’s vision for a more democratic Europe – a review of ‘Adults in the Room’, ‘Talking to My Daughter About The Economy’ & ‘And the Weak Suffer What They Must?’ by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

, 15/05/2018

The idea of a unified Europe didn’t always elicit the current mixture of exasperation, boredom, and rage, in politicians and ordinary people alike. In fact, there was a time when the European Union seemed like a great initiative, especially on a continent ravaged first by two hot wars, then broken in half by a cold […]

ΠΡΩΤΟΜΑΓΙΑ: Όσο υπάρχει καπιταλισμός, κάθε γενιά εργαζόμενων είναι καταδικασμένη να δίνει ξανά και ξανά τους ίδιους αγώνες

, 01/05/2018

Σήμερα, Πρωτομαγιά, απλά πασχίζουμε να μην ξεχνάμε τους προηγούμενους ώστε να κερδηθούν οι επόμενοι: Τον Μάη 1886 στο Σικάγο Την μεγάλη απεργία του 1896 στο Λαύριο Tην Φεντερασιόν του Αβραάμ Μπεναρόγια και τους νεκρούς της Πρωτομαγιάς του 1911 στην Θεσσαλονίκη Τον Κρητικό συνδικαλιστή Λούη Τίκα, που έπεσε στο Κολοράντο το 1914 στην σφαγή απεργών στα […]

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