Yanis Varoufakis in conversation with Gerardo Pisarello on democracy, Europe and municipalism and the launch of the "Democracy in Europe Movement 2025" (DiEM 25)

I'd highly recommend watching this 45 minute interview with Yanis Varoufakis conducted this January in Barcelona by the city's First Deputy Mayor, Gerardo Pisarello.

The first fifteen minutes are concerned with certain technical, but nevertheless, very interesting issues surrounding the Euro. This section is well worth watching but, at the fifteen minute mark, the conversation turns decisively to questions of democracy, Europe and municipalism and we begin to hear something of an inspiring, hopeful European political, social and cultural vision, one with which I find myself in complete agreement.

You may be interested, and I hope excited, to know that Varoufakis is launching  a new cross-continent movement with a “simple, common agenda” to democratize Europe on February 9 at Berlin’s Volksbühne theater. The movement will be called Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (or DiEM 25) and you can read more details of this event at the following link.


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