DiEM25: Ten Υears Τo Save Europe?

Precarious Europe was in Berlin for the launch of Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, kicked off by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

  • Democracy in Europe 2025 was launched 09/02/2016 in Berlin. (Image courtesy of www.diem25.org)

  • Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s ex-Finance Minister, said ring the launch of DiEM25 that Europe is heading towards a “post-modern 1930’s”

  • Caroline Lucas of the British Green party took the opportunity to attack PM David Cameron over his “leaner, meaner” vision of Europe.

  • Gerardo Pisarello, deputy mayor of Barcelona.

  • Elsa Koster, Blockupy

  • Julian Assange, Wikileaks

  • Alena Krempaská is concerned that Eastern European countries are not “equal” EU partners

  • Maxime Bourdeau, member of the French Green Party

  • Jerome Roos, activist and editor of ROAR magazine

  • Αrmen Αvanessian (left) with Georg Diez of Der Spiegel

In Berlin, in the Volksbühne theater, Yanis Varoufakis alongside academics, activists and politicians from all over Europe announced the beginning of DiEM25.

With a busy schedule that included several interviews and talks around the subject, notably the Talk Real debate he participated in the day before, the ex-finance minister of Greece became the face – but not the leader – of a new movement that is aiming to reform Europe.

But with Schengen in question, Britain threatening departure, and possible further European involvement in the war in Syria in the next few months, the clock is ticking. Could 2025 be too late?

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