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Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, or DiEM 25, Yanis Varoufakis – Plan C, “alternative to austerity”.

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Meeting and Launch for ‘Plan C’ Feb 9th. 

On Common Dreams Lauren McCauley  Reports,

Hoping to show Europeans they have an alternative to the prevailing system of “authoritarianism” and austerity, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has announced a new cross-continent movement with a “simple, common agenda:” To democratize Europe.

The movement, known as the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (or DiEM 25), will be launched on February 9 at Berlin’s Volksbühne theater.

Varoufakis, who first revealed the plan late last month in an interview withL’Espresso, said that he is hopeful this “activist movement” will connect progressives across the continent and enable them to take back power from the ruling elite and what he described as the “shadowy world of bureaucrats, bankers, and unelected officialdom.”

Tagesspiegel announces  the movement’s foundation,

Yanis Varoufakis will in Berlin linke Bewegung gründen

Yanis Varoufakis sucht die große Bühne für sein Comeback. In der “Volksbühne” will er im Februar eine neue Bewegung gründen.

Original report Neues Deutschland. 

Plan C: Varoufakis startet neue Bewegung in Berlin

Aktivisten-Netzwerk soll am 9. Februar gegründet werden / »DiEM 25« will als »dritte Alternative« zwischen Renationalisierungsirrweg und »anti-demokratischen EU-Institutionen« wirken

More here EuroActiv.

Former Greek Minister for Finance Yanis Varoufakis is planning a comeback – in Germany. EurActiv Germany reports.

In February, he wants to launch a “third alternative” to renationalisation and the “anti-democratic European institutions”.

Varoufakis wants to launch his pan-European project as early as February. The initiative, under the name of “Democracy in Europe Movement 2025” (DiEM 25), wants to bring interests together in order to “democratise Europe and stop the creeping fragmentation”, according to Neues Deutschland.

Varoufakis intends to launch his new project on 9 February in Berlin, at the Volksbühne theatre, which over the years has seen the start of many movements, including many that worked for the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The former finance minister has repeatedly said that he wants to start a new movement, not a political party. Instead, his proposed “third alternative” wants to highlight the wrong direction and decisions of nation states and the “anti-democratic European institutions”.

Varoufakis, who constantly fought against the austerity measures demanded by Greece’s creditors, resigned his office in the summer of 2015. Since then, he has been a regular participant in discussions that seek to find an alternative to the return to the nation state or the collapse of the eurozone. If the euro were to collapse and the crisis to continue ad nauseum, this would lead to “hopelessness, depression and anxiety” and contribute to a resurgence of renationalisation, ultra-nationalisation and xenophobia, he warned in a recent interview with the Spanish newspaper El Diario.

Details of meeting and tickets here:

DiEM 25 – Announcing the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

Mit Yanis Varoufakis und weiteren Referenten. Moderation: Srećko Horvat

Erstmalige Vorstellung der Bewegung: DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE MOVEMENT 2025

Written by Andrew Coates

January 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm

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  1. It’s sold out. No point trying to get tickets.

    dagmar

    January 9, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  2. We await your report Dagmar.

    I would like more detail, a lot more detail.

    I am not sure about Susan George’s politics, nor the chap from the Partito Democratico.

    Andrew Coates

    January 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

  3. SOMMET INTERNATIONALISTE POUR UN PLAN B EN EUROPE
    samedi23
    Les débats seront retransmis en direct
    (sur inscription uniquement)

    Mot d’accueil des coordinateur-trice-s du Parti de Gauche,
    Danielle Simonnet et Eric Coquerel
    Interprétation : français, anglais et espagnol

    OUVERTURE PAR OSKAR LAFONTAINE,
    ANCIEN MINISTRE DES FINANCES ALLEMAND (13H15)

    TR_Euro

    TABLES RONDES : MAÎTRISER LA MONNAIE

    L’euro, à quelles conditions ?

    Massimo Amato
    économiste italien

    Emiliano Brancaccio
    économiste italien

    Martin Höpner
    économiste allemand

    Jacques Généreux
    économiste français, Parti de Gauche

    Frédéric Lordon
    économiste et philosophe français

    Nikolaj Villumsen
    député de l’Alliance rouge-verte, danois

    Un autre projet monétaire en Europe

    Cédric Durand
    économiste français, Ensemble !

    Fabio de Masi
    eurodéputé Die Linke, allemand

    Costas Lapavitsas
    économiste grec

    Jean-François Ponsot
    économiste français

    André ten-Dam
    euro-chercheur hollandais

    Laura Raim
    Journaliste française

    Redresser le système monétaire international

    Javier Couso
    eurodéputé Izquierda Unida, espagnol

    Paul Jorion
    anthropologue et économiste belge

    Sanou Mbaye
    économiste sénégalais

    Sergio Rossi
    économiste suisse

    Esther Jeffers
    économiste française

    INTERMEDE PAR ZOE KONSTANTOPOULOU,
    ANCIENNE PRÉSIDENTE DU PARLEMENT GREC (16H15)

    TR_Dette

    TABLES RONDES : MAÎTRISER LES DETTES PUBLIQUES

    Audit, moratoire, défaut: pour maîtriser les outils

    Benjamin Lemoine
    sociologue français

    Mabrouka Mbarek (à.c.)
    ex-députée tunisienne de l’Assemblée Constituante

    Carlos Sanchez Mato (à.c.)
    conseiller municipal, Ahora Madrid

    Eric Toussaint
    dirigeant du Comité pour l’Abolition de la Dette du Tiers Monde

    Pour une restructuration collective des dettes souveraines

    Olivier Besancenot (à.c.)
    Défenseur d’un audit citoyen de la dette en Europe, NPA

    Nikolaos Chountis
    eurodéputé grec, Unité populaire

    Philippe Légé
    économiste français, Ensemble !

    Robert Salais
    économiste français

    Pour un cadre multilatéral de suspension des dettes

    Bodo Ellmers
    responsable dette de l’ONG Eurodad

    Maria Fernanda Espinosa
    représentante équatorienne à l’ONU

    Daniel Ozarow
    sociologue britannique

    Aminata Traoré (à.c.)
    ex-ministre de la culture du Mali

    CONCLUSION PAR STEFANO FASSINA,
    ANCIEN MINISTRE DES FINANCES ITALIEN (19H15)

    dimanche24

    OUVERTURE PAR YANIS VAROUFAKIS,
    ANCIEN MINISTRE DES FINANCES GREC (10H00)

    TR_Inter

    TABLES RONDES : MAÎTRISER LE COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL

    Pour reconquérir une souveraineté économique

    Morvan Burel
    syndicaliste (SUD-Douanes) français

    Jihen Chandoul (à.c.)
    responsable de l’Observatoire Tunisien de l’Economie

    Mariana Mortagua
    députée portugaise, Bloco de Esquerda

    Owen Jones (à.c.)
    journaliste britannique

    Pour de nouvelles politiques de coopération

    Luka Mesec
    député Gauche Unie slovène

    Andreas Nölke
    économiste allemand

    Alain Trautmann (à.c.)
    immunologue et ancien porte-parole de « Sauvons la recherche »

    Christophe Ventura
    chercheur français en relations internationales

    Genaro Zezza
    économiste italien

    Pour une justice climatique, sociale et commerciale

    Bernard Cassen
    Professeur émérite, secrétaire général de Mémoire des luttes

    Susan George
    presidente du Transnational Institute

    Lola Sanchez
    eurodéputée espagnole, Podemos

    CONCLUSION PAR JEAN-LUC MÉLENCHON,
    EURODÉPUTÉ FRANÇAIS (13H00)

    https://www.euro-planb.eu/?page_id=83&lang=fr

    This is not a serious political alliance.

    For a start, Mélenchon…….

    Andrew Coates

    January 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

  4. The need pan-European and even world revolution of the collapse of capitalism speak and write years.Nakon this revolution that could be modeled after the October revolution will no longer be the privileged blue blood nor of wealth based on plundering the people and nation.

    Ivan

    February 17, 2016 at 9:31 am

  5. We need to create transform into a democratic society in which everyone has podijednake chances, or will it be capitalism with a human face or go to socialism

    Ivan

    February 17, 2016 at 9:34 am


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