Making Europe democratic - pt. 2 - Diem25

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5ZfvO68mbM"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]no matter what your stance on the eu as a whole there is a good chance that you feel the union has a democratic deficit that it's not quite as democratic as it should be and you agree with most europeans that something needs to change there are those who feel the best way to achieve more democracy is to limit the power of the union quit the club or even abolish it and retreat back into the separate nation states these movements exist in every european country and range from fringe to dominant political party either way they get plenty of attention in the media much less visible are the movements that try to democratize the eu by changing it from within these are the disruptors who are looking to overhaul the union and create a truly international democratic structure welcome to chicharrani if you like our videos and would like us to make more you can help by subscribing to our channel or even becoming a patron well salvini farage orban builders and le pen are grabbing headlines with their nationalist stands that you can hardly have missed there's a good chance that you have not come across some of the more progressive counterparts who plan to change europe in a different way by innovating and reshaping the political system in this series we'll talk about three parties that have made some headway in recent years the pirate party dm-25 and vault these disruptors have different backgrounds origin stories methods and ideals but they have one thing in common they're looking to change the game itself in this video we'll look at dm25 the democracy in europe movement 2025 or dm25 was founded in the aftermath of the eurozone crisis by janus vadofakis and zurechko horvath with the goal to radically change the way europe is ruled the acronym of the name diem refers to the well-known latin phrase carpe diem a nod to the need to act now before it's too late the urgency behind dm 25's message has its root in the euro crisis that wrecked the european economy and especially greece's where the structural problems of the euro currency caused economic despair and mass unemployment vadofakis who as finance minister in greece had the task to manage the greek economy without having control over its currency one of the traditional tools to steer an economy felt the system was broken and an urgent need of repair the euro crisis laid bare the fact that europe's democracies are linked together with the common currency and institutions over which there is no real democratic control according to varifakis this system causes financial institutions markets and national interests to jeopardize and overrule democracy in europe with the system flawed as it is dm25 sees two scenarios for the future of europe democratization or destruction as it believes the destruction of the eu or even just the euro would have serious negative consequences for the well-being economic stability and security of europeans dm has made it its mission to democratize the union quickly the way dm25 first aimed to achieve this was by uniting parties and groups throughout europe under a common declaration and a set of goals so it differs from the other two in our lineup as it did not per se unite parties under common party name but rather formed an alliance throughout the union however since 2019 the way of working has shifted to building a party this doesn't necessarily mean you couldn't have voted for the m25 directly already in 2019 vadofakis did run in the european parliament elections in germany under the name democratic europa the decision for barofak is to run in germany rather than in this native greece can be seen as both a tactical it's a bit easier to win a seat in germany than it is in greece as well as a symbolic choice to show the pan-european nature of the movement this symbolic side was also stressed by launching the movement officially in berlin and rome janesvarofakis is the figurehead of the europe-wide movement but it's important to note that neither him nor the m25 has any formal power over the other parties affiliated with its mission the system dm chose is one of affiliation not hierarchy of the three movements discussed dm25 is the one that falls most comfortably in the traditional political spectrum taking the left flank both founders have connections to marxist economics and are very culturally progressive which is reflected in the agenda of the movement in line with its origin in the euro crisis dm-25 put a strong emphasis on the reform of europe's financial institutions such as the euro group or the european central bank to be more transparent and focus more on the economic well-being of all europeans although dm-25 branded itself more movement than a party it does have electoral wings one of which currently holds nine seats in greek parliament its affiliate parties old seats in denmark france and poland dm has not announced participation in any elections this year whether you agree or disagree with their political agendas these innovators are bound to have an influence on the way we run democracy in europe so what do you think their effect will be let us know in the comments this video is part of a series of three about the european disruptors make sure to watch the others too and don't forget to subscribe to our channel [Music] you<br><!-- wp:image {"id":1776,"sizeSlug":"large","linkDestination":"none"} -->rn<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img class="wp-image-1776" src="https://en.videoencontexto.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Making_Europe_democratic__pt_2__Diem25_X5ZfvO68mbM.jpg" alt="Making Europe democratic - pt. 2 - Diem25" /></figure>rn<!-- /wp:image -->[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Making Europe democratic - pt. 2 - Diem25

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