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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 […]

DiEM25 and the European Parliament election in the UK: A proposal

, 23/04/2019

DiEM25 members are currently debating our collective stance viz. the European Parliament elections in the UK (that, remarkably, may or may not take place). Since 2016, DiEM25 has been on the right side of history regarding Brexit. Our position was the result of a boisterous internal dialogue and a series of all-member votes that have […]

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 […]

Why I am running in Germany for the European Spring – Gabor Steingart podcast

, 18/03/2019

For the whole podcast (that includes summaries of my answers in German), click here. For the English part only click here.

Der Grieche erklärt Europa – Der Spiegel

, 14/03/2019

In der Nachspielzeit, die “Tagesthemen” warten schon, darf Christian Lindner noch einmal seinen Tweet zu den “Profis” erläutern, denen die Sache mit dem Klimawandel überlassen werden müsste. Wer schlechte Zähne habe, der gehe ja auch zum Zahnarzt. [VIDEO LINK] Schon freut sich Lindner über seinen späten Punkt, da umdribbelt plötzlich Yanis Varoufakis eine bereits auf glühenden Kohlen sitzende Anne Will und taucht […]

Pour un New Deal européen – Liberation

, 14/03/2019

A l’approche des élections européennes, le Printemps européen, coalition transnationale de partis de gauche, présente un programme social et écologique pour dépasser le clivage entre populistes et libéraux. Avec des propositions concrètes : plan de transition écologique de 500 milliards d’euros annuels, Assemblée constituante, fonds citoyen financé par les Gafa…  Yánis Varoufákis pour un New Deal européen Tribune. L’Union européenne se fracture au moment précis où les Européens ont le plus besoin d’elle. […]

A European Spring is possible – The Nation

, 14/03/2019

The 2008 global financial crisis—the modern 1929 crash—set off a vicious chain reaction across Europe. By 2010 it had irreparably damaged the foundations of the eurozone, causing the establishment to bend its own rules and commit crimes against logic in order to bail out its banker friends. By 2013 the neoliberal ideology that had legitimized […]

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 […]

The European Spring holds the answer to the fragmenting EU’s plight – The Guardian, 11 MAR 2019

, 11/03/2019

The European Union is fragmenting at a time when Europeans need it the most. Emmanuel Macron is right to point this out. But he is wrong to push another top-down agenda that lacks credibility, fails to speak to European’s concerns, and entrenches the democratic deficit at the heart of the EU. By entrusting Europe’s renewal to its […]

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 […]

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. […]

David Adler explaining our radical vision for a New Bretton Woods on CNN

, 05/02/2019

The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, just stepped down  in search of greener pastures. His readiness to resign  prompted David Adler (DiEM25’s Policy Coordinator) to I to write this op-ed in The Guardian arguing for a New Bretton Woods. In this CNN interview David explains what we mean.

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 […]

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 […]

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