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DiEM25

DiEM25 is a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats. We believe that the European Union is disintegrating. Europeans are losing their faith in the possibility of European solutions to European problems. At the same time as faith in the EU is waning, we see a rise of misanthropy, xenophobia and toxic nationalism.

19.10.2017

The environmental disaster that doesn’t make headlines

The environmental disaster that doesn’t make headlines

When we talk about environmental crises these days, we tend to emphasis global warming (aka ‘climate change’). Even if this is a vital topic, we shouldn’t lose sight on other environmental concerns — like the health of our planet’s seas. Recently the EU organised the conference “… »

18.10.2017

A day that European ideals bleed

A day that European ideals bleed

By Aleksandar Novaković for DiEM25. The brutal political murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (53) mother of three, has shaken the European political scene. Caruana Galizia’s work highlighted cases of alleged corruption among Maltese government officials. Known for her direct, no-compromise attitude and uneasy… »

17.10.2017

World under threat from “rogue” Trump

World under threat from “rogue” Trump

By Tony Robinson for DiEM25. US President Donald Trump’s refusal to recertify the Iran Nuclear Deal effectively sets a bomb ticking beneath it. The deal was the product of years of diplomatic moves by the international community to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons after the… »

11.10.2017

Romania’s dangerous slide into illiberalism

Romania’s dangerous slide into illiberalism

By Bogdan Gradinaru for DiEM25. The map above depicts countries where gay marriage is recognized (dark blue), where it is confined to a civil union (light blue), where it is not recognised (red) and where the issue is, well, a grey area. Let me to point your attention to… »

10.10.2017

Exposed: The role of Big Finance in ECB decisions

Exposed: The role of Big Finance in ECB decisions

By Jane Chelliah for DiEM25. A new report by the European Corporate Observatory shows how international financial corporations hold 98% of the seats in the expert groups that advise the European Central Bank (ECB). In other words: a ton of lobbyists for… »

29.09.2017

Schäuble leaves but Schäuble-ism lives on

Schäuble leaves but Schäuble-ism lives on

By Yanis Varoufakis for DiEM25. Wolfgang Schäuble may have left the finance ministry but his policy for turning the eurozone into an iron cage of austerity that is the very antithesis of a democratic federation, lives on. What is remarkable about Dr Schäuble’s tenure was how… »

28.09.2017

DiEM’s ‘Greek New Deal’ presented in Patra – Greece’s third-largest city

DiEM’s ‘Greek New Deal’ presented in Patra – Greece’s third-largest city

DiEM25 and its co-founder Yanis Varoufakis were well received in the city of Patra in Western Greece. The “Royal” theatre was packed with people who were keen to hear about DiEM25’s “New Deal for Greece”. In his speech, Yanis noted that: “The MoUs have made all… »

20.09.2017

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

EU citizens living under squeezed financial circumstances could be forgiven for wondering whether European Commission President Juncker was having a joke at their expense when he spoke recently about how Europe’s economy is finally bouncing back. After a tumultuous decade triggered by the global financial crisis… »

19.09.2017

Portugal’s left-leaning economic recovery

Portugal’s left-leaning economic recovery

Portugal has been getting noticed for its remarkable recovery in the last two years, defying the doomsayers who predicted the devil was coming the moment that the Troika-prescribed policies were reversed and an expansionary policy was adopted instead. The left-wing government that… »

06.03.2017

Varoufakis and De Masi clash with ECB on transparency

Varoufakis and De Masi clash with ECB on transparency

Greece’s former finance minister to hold a press conference on Wednesday, March 8, with German MEP to announce filing a vital Freedom of Information request to the ECB. Did the European Central Bank (ECB) act within its mandate when it shut down Greece’s banks in June 2015? Were the ECB’s… »

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