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I just pulled out of a conference in Turkey in protest at the invasion of Northern Syria’s Kurdish region

, 11/10/2019

It is with profound regret, and after much reflection, that I am pulling out as a speaker at an interesting and worthy international conference organised by TRT World in Istanbul on 21st October. I do so in protest of the Turkish armed forces’ invasion of Northern Syria. The ongoing invasion is not only an assault […]

Must we replace the dollar with a shared international currency unit? On the BBC World Service’s REAL STORY

, 06/09/2019

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, recently said that we need a new international currency unit to replace the US dollar. In this BBC World Service program, I was asked what I thought of the idea. For more of a background to my answer click here. (For the whole BBC program, click here.)

The IMF functions like the US-European bankers’ bailiffs – Varoufakis and Rogoff on BBC World Service’s World Business Report

, 28/08/2019

The International Monetary Fund’s latest $56 billion loan to Argentina is at risk of failing again. The Argentinian peso has slumped and opposition leader Alberto Fernandez wants to ditch the austerity conditions attached to IMF bailouts that have so far failed to reduce inflation, stabilise the currency or halt recession. The Washington-based multilateral organisation monitors […]

It is time the world unites around an International Green New Deal – The Guardian

, 24/04/2019

By Yanis Varoufakis and David Adler: In times of crisis and catastrophe, children are often forced to grow up quickly. We are now witnessing this premature call to action on a planetary scale. As the adults in government accelerate their consumption of fossil fuels, children are leading the campaign against our species’ looming extinction. Our […]

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 […]

Our moment in history, and what must be done. Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris, Monday 18/2, 20.00

, 11/02/2019

Monday 18 February, 20.00, live from Théâtre du Rond-Point. A discussion between Aude Lancelin and Yanis Varoufakis on politics and philosophy. Follow on @LeMediaTV.

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.

A radical new vision for the World Bank and the IMF – op-ed with David Adler, in The Guardian

, 31/01/2019

The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, will step down on 1 February – three and a half years before the end of his term – in search of greener pastures. His readiness to resign from the leadership of one the two most powerful international institutions is a worrying omen. But it is also an […]

Talking Brexit, Bernie and Left Internationalism with Yanis Varoufakis – VICE

, 22/12/2018

Varoufakis talks to us about what he’s planning with the veteran US politician, why Jeremy Corbyn has been slow to support his campaigning efforts in Europe, and whether it’s possible for the UK to “remain and reform” inside the EU. VICE: Can you start by telling me about your trip over to the US. What […]

Our progressive internationalism – The Nation

, 14/12/2018

On November 25, at a hip “event loft” in Berlin, Yanis Varoufakis announced that he’d be campaigning for office in two countries at once. In the spring, the former Greek finance minister had declared his intention to run for prime minister back home in Athens—and in ordinary times, that might have been enough. Today, though, “discontent, xenophobia, […]

“Why we need a Progressive International”. With Christiane Amanpour on CNN Int

, 14/12/2018

Western democracies in chaos: In the face of divisive nationalist movements, DiEM25 co-founder and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis wants the world’s progressives to fight for democratic rights and an International Green New Deal. Here he explains why. Source: CNN

Η Προοδευτική Διεθνής είναι εδώ. Εντάξου!

, 10/12/2018

Μια ολομέτωπη επίθεση έχει εξαπολυθεί εναντίον της εργατικής τάξης, του περιβάλλοντος, της Δημοκρατίας, της ανθρώπινης αξιοπρέπειας. Ένα παγκόσμιο δίκτυο ακροδεξιών μορφωμάτων εξαπλώνεται διεθνώς, υπονομεύοντας τα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα, καταπιέζοντας τις αντίθετες απόψεις, προωθώντας τη μισαλλοδοξία. Η ανθρωπότητα έχει εισέλθει σε βαθιά υπαρξιακή κρίση που όμοια της έχει να βιώσει από τη δεκαετία του ‘30. Για να ηττηθεί αυτή η ακροδεξιά […]

The Progressive International has been launched. Read the Open Call. See the video. Join us!

, 01/12/2018

A global war is being waged against workers, against our environment, against democracy, against decency. A network of right-wing factions is spreading across borders working to erode human rights, silence dissent, and promote intolerance. To defeat this new Nationalist International, we cannot simply go back to the failed status quo. Unfettered globalization promised peace and prosperity. But it delivered financial […]

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 […]

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