We have white smoke! DiEM25’s members overwhelmingly approved the name of our new Greek electoral wing – the political party with which DiEM25 will contest elections in Greece, returning the spirit of the Greek Spring to the place of its birth. As with all major DiEM25 decisions, members voted from across Europe, confirming once again […]
Support constructive, responsible, realistic disobedience in Greece. Support DiEM25’s new political party in Greece
For two years now, DiEM25 has been preserving the spirit of the Greek Spring of 2015 across Europe. Now, as we are preparing to present our progressive program to Europeans across the Union, via the ballot box, the time has come to found the Greek DiEM25 affiliate political party that will return the spirit of […]
Courtesy of opendemocracy.net, here is the transcript of my speech of 29th January at the House of Commons. The theme? How should Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party secure a progressive Brexit consistent with a socialist agenda for the UK but also with DiEM25’s campaign to democratise Europe. The main reason I am here, I believe – […]
Arguing for a Norway Plus Brexit from the perspective of a committed Corbyn supporter – Audio of address at the House of Commons, 29 JAN 2018
Delivered in front of an audience of Labour MP and staffers, at the kind invitation of Chuka Ummuna MP.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
By ALEKSANDRA ERIKSSON BRUSSELS, 8th March 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]