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About DiEM25

The Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, or DiEM25, is a pan-European political movement launched by former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis. Their movement aims to reform the European Union's existing institutions to create a "fully-fledged democracy with a sovereign parliament respecting national self-determination and sharing power with national Parliaments, regional assemblies and municipal councils."

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

German elections 2017: 8 proposals for Germany's progressives

Germany needs new narratives and policy agendas in order to energise a new politics across Europe – a politics which will reflect the common interest of the majority of Europeans.

A guide to "Constructive Disobedience"

To confront the Establishment head-on, and bring about the Progressive Europe that is desperately needed, we call on activists everywhere to practise “Constructive Disobedience”. What do we mean by this? Read on to find out.

Hamburg transformed itself into an Orwellian dystopia for the G20 Summit

On July 7-8 the G20 Summit took place in Hamburg. The city’s authorities plan to transform it into a democracy-free zone of complete surveillance, enforced by paramilitary means. We wrote the open letter below to the Senate of Hamburg to protest.

Inside DiEM25 & the European New Deal

On their return to the Volksbühne Berlin, we take a look inside DiEM25 and the socio-economic plan called the European New Deal. (Video, 4m30s)

21 candidates for French parliament endorse DiEM25’s principles

"Our French members... gave a variety of candidates running in the upcoming parliamentary elections on June 11 and 18 the chance to embrace our movement’s aims."

DiEM25’s European New Deal – a summary

The idea of Europe is in retreat and the European Union is at an advanced state of disintegration.

Mr Draghi, what are you afraid of? Release #TheGreekFiles!

Join the campaign to demand that the ECB publish the legal opinion it commissioned on whether its closure of Greece’s banks in 2015 was… legal.

Declaration of Brexit Britain event

"During the EU referendum, we campaigned across and beyond party lines for a progressive Remain vote. Now, we have a duty to provide continued opposition to Tory Brexit." Another Europe is Possible declaration.

Leading activists, artists, scholars and political figures take central role in DiEM25

Noam Chomsky, Elif Shafak, Brian Eno and Zoe Gardner are among the people who will be coordinating DiEM25’s activities from today.

Democracy in Europe: DiEM25 in Rome with Yanis Varoufakis

Video from the Acquario Romano in Rome, 23 March 2016, for "Democracy in Europe - Launch of Transparency in Europe, now!" by DiEM25 and official launch of DiEM25 in Italy. 

Transparency in Europe now!

Sign the petition to demand full transparency at the European Union now.

Our fragmenting Europe and DiEM's response

A video edit from the 1st Session of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) launch in Berlin, kick starting the conversation that DiEM25 is facilitating to put the demos back into Europe’s democracy. ( 27 mins.)

Noam Chomsky joins DiEM25

"DiEM25's Manifesto is a bold effort to reverse the damage and restore the promise,” says Chomsky.

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