Democratizing Europe: Varoufakis launches new movement

… to save EU from ‘disintegration’ [2 VIDEOS] – Published on RT, Feb 9, 2016.

  • Democracy or disintegration are the EU’s only options, Greece’s ex-finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, said before the official launch of a pan-European political movement he hopes will help tackle the nationalization of policies in the 28-member union.
  • The “spectacular failure of the EU” to implement sound economic and refugee policies has tilted its members towards nationalism, the bike-riding former PM of Greece said on Tuesday, speaking to reporters at the Volksbühne Theater in Berlin.

The remarks came ahead of the official Tuesday night launch of DiEM25 – the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 … //

… He also warned against turning Greece and Italy into “concentration camps” for refugees. In answering a question on the refugee crisis posed by RT’s Peter Oliver, Varoufakis asserted that the EU needed to look “[Turkish President Recep] Erdogan in the eyes as Europeans with a coherent policy” from a position of “solidarity within Europe.”

In November, Erdogan reportedly threatened to “put refugees on buses” and flood Europe with migrants if EU leaders did not offer him enough cash to help curb the influx of asylum seekers. The information was revealed in a leaked report published by Greek financial news website on Tuesday.

Diem25 will serve as a platform for mediating negotiations, according to Varoufakis … //

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