DiEM25

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.

02.11.2017

Fighting poverty should not derail environmental goals

Fighting poverty should not derail environmental goals

By Aris Telonis for DiEM25. Two vital pillars of the DiEM25 European New Deal are poverty alleviation and heavy investment in green technologies. Though these two fields may seem unconnected, new scientific studies suggest there are solid links between them. Scientists argue that… »

24.10.2017

Not to be forgotten: refugees still need us

Not to be forgotten: refugees still need us

By Aris Telonis for DiEM25. Winter is coming and the most vulnerable populations will experience it the hardest. Especially refugees, who are essentially trapped in misnamed “hotspot” camps throughout the Greek islands, living under cruel conditions with scant medical and mental help, meagre food and other provisions and inadequate… »

23.10.2017

Czech Republic shifts to the right

Czech Republic shifts to the right

The Czech Republic held parliamentary elections last weekend. Members of our DiEM25 local group (DSC) in České Budějovice recommended a vote for the Greens and Pirates, because these parties have been broadly supportive of DiEM25’s programme and activities in the Czech Republic for a long time (the Pirates signed on… »

23.10.2017

The European Parliament is a democratic façade — it needs the right to initiate and pass legislation

The European Parliament is a democratic façade — it needs the right to initiate and pass legislation

We built DiEM25 to crush the authoritarian and anti-democratic dogma of Euro-TINA; that There Is No Alternative to the current version of the EU. Not often does our mission receive support from Brussels, the capital of the ailing EU. But last Thursday, the ENVI and LIBE Committees of the European… »

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… »

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