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Bloody Sunday, Brexit & The Democratic Process – Audio of speech, Derry, 26th January 2018

, 27/01/2018

In what was a tremendous honour, the Bloody Sunday March organising committee invited me to Derry’s Guildhall to deliver the annual memorial lecture highlighting the legacy of Bloody Sunday and linking it with Brexit and DiEM25’s pan-European campaign for democracy and shared prosperity. An audio of my talk is now available here. Afterwards, I was treated […]

Bloody Sunday, Brexit & The Democratic Process: Public lecture, followed by ‘In conversation with Bernadette McAliskey’ – Derry, 26th January 2018, 7.30pm

, 15/01/2018

Why ‘Bloody Sunday, Brexit & The Democratic Process’ ? Much like many other parts of the world at that time, the North of Ireland was undergoing a process of profound political change in the early 1970’s.  By the time January 1972 came around the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) had already been holding peaceful protests […]

Calling for an immediate end to investments in new fossil fuel production and infrastructure

, 14/12/2017

DECLARATION We the undersigned, call for an immediate end to investments in new fossil fuel production and infrastructure, and encourage a dramatic increase in investments in renewable energy. We are issuing this call to action in the lead up to the climate summit hosted by President Macron in Paris this December. President Macron and other world […]

How Trump rose to power (in 2’33”) – Business Insider video

, 09/11/2017

Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece and author of “Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment,” explains that the rise of Donald Trump and the alt-right is a symptom of the failure of the establishment and liberal capitalism. Following is a transcript of the video. Yanis Varoufakis: My name is Yanis […]

Puerto Ricans Deserve an Escape from “Permanent Debt Prison” – on Democracy Now tv

, 03/11/2017

As the White House finally agrees to release FEMAdisaster aid with more flexibility to try to help rebuild Puerto Rico’s devastated power grid and other infrastructure, we speak with economist Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister, about the history of the island’s debt crisis and what to do as it recovers from Hurricane Maria.  

DiEM25’s tour of Italy forges alliances & a plan for 2019

, 09/10/2017

Last week, DiEM25’s Yanis Varoufakis and Lorenzo Marsili toured Italy, meeting activists, movements, municipal coalitions and political figures across the Eurozone’s third largest economy to put forward our proposals for tackling Europe’s common problems, and to introduce our ongoing debate on DiEM25’s role in the 2019 European elections. Over five days our team visited six cities, […]

Perspectives of Democracy & the German election | video | actitvism

, 23/09/2017

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 […]

Germany needs a frank debate – Deutsche Welle op-ed (in English & German)

, 12/09/2017

OPINION Yanis Varoufakis: Germany needs a frank debate 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 […]

“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 […]

“DiEM25’s European New Deal demands electoral expression” – Rome Press Conference, 24 March 2017

, 25/03/2017

On the eve of launching its European New Deal policy framework in Rome, DiEM25 held a press conference where Yanis Varoufakis issued the following statement prior to a Q&A session with gathered journalists. With this statement DiEM25 announced its determination to bring the European New Deal policy framework to a ballot box in every corner of Europe.

The campaign goes on: Did the ECB break the law in closing Greece’s banks? Sign the petition today!

, 14/03/2017

Europe has created a central bank with the exorbitant power to close down a member-state’s banks. This central bank, the ECB, was supposed to be independent of politicians. Except that, as the case with closure of the Greek banks in 2015 proves, no central bank has less independence of politicians operating behind closed doors (e.g. the Eurogroup). This combination […]

, 14/03/2017

By AnnMarie Welser and Brian Maguire | EURACTIV.com Greece’s economy suffered a new blow, contracting by 1.2% at the end of 2016, according to revised figures released earlier this week. The figures, published by the Greek statistics agency, Elstat, show it was the worst quarter since the summer of 2015, when the European Central Bank […]

Varoufakis and De Masi push for ECB transparency – euobserver

, 08/03/2017

  By ALEKSANDRA ERIKSSON BRUSSELS, 8th March 2017

Varoufakis and De Masi Press Conference at European Parliament – Wednesday 8th March 10.00

, 06/03/2017

Varoufakis and De Masi demand publication of ECB legal opinion for the closure of Greece’s banks Greece’s former finance minister, with German MEP, to hold press conference Wednesday, March 8, to announce filing a vital Freedom of Information request to the ECB. (Click Brussels Press Conference DiEM25 Press Release for pdf version) WHEN: Wednesday, March […]

DiEM25 Belfast Launch – 24th February 2017

, 25/02/2017

  DiEM25 was launched in Belfast officially on 24th February 2017. The event was preceded by a phone in on BBC Radio Ulster available here.  

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 […]

Finance Ministry slows blogging down but ends it not

, 27/01/2015

The time to put up or shut up has, I have been told, arrived. My plan is to defy such advice. To continue blogging here even though it is normally considered irresponsible for a Finance Minister to indulge in such crass forms of communication. Naturally, my blog posts will become more infrequent and shorter. But […]

Biblical economics leave everybody blind and toothless – Interviewed by Johanna Jaufer

, 25/01/2015

Am Sonntag wählt Griechenland ein neues Parlament. In den Umfragen liegt das Linksbündnis SYRIZA an erster Stelle. Die Partei rund um Alexis Tsipras wirbt mit der Ankündigung, sich um einen Schuldenerlass für Griechenland zu bemühen. Schon lange informeller Berater der Partei, ist der Ökonom Yanis Varoufakis seit kurzem offizieller Kandidat und wird immer wieder als [...]

«La Grèce peut forcer l’Europe à changer» – La Tribune

, 21/01/2015

INTERVIEWYanis Varoufakis is a candidate for Syriza to the 25 January elections in Greece. (Credit: Reuters) Interview by Romaric Godin, Athens  | 01/20/2015, 1:16 p.m. – 2597 words Yanis Varoufakis, economist and author of “Minotaur Planetary” is a candidate for the party of the radical left Syriza in the elections of January 25. He explains […]

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