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A pan-European political movement

DEMOCRACY / According to Yanis Varoufakis, his DiEM25 was the first to present a green new agreement – one that was comprehensive, radical and realistic at the same time.

As a theorist, economist, politician, author and co-founder of two transnational democratic and progressive movements, Yanis Varoufakis a political renaissance man who has captured some of the most important social, political and economic movements of our time. As Greek Finance Minister in 2015, he made a name for himself as a strong voice of opposition to European institutions of power in a time of turbulent financial crisis. Varoufakis has continued to be a leading voice for change. In 2016, he co-founded the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 ( DiEM25 ), and in 2020 he co-founded the international organization Progressive International. Varoufakis is currently a member of the Hellenic Parliament in Greece, representing MeRA25 (The European Realistic Disobedience Front), the constituency of the DiEM25 movement.


- You were involved in starting the DiEM25 movement in 2016. First of all, what was the main motivation for forming the movement?

It started with the recognition that the crisis we have in Europe is not a crisis for Greece, Germany, France or. . .

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