The EU no longer serves the people, says former Greek finance minister Jannis Varoufakis. Others agree and have joined him in launching the Democracy in Europe Movement 2015, a new left-wing, pan-European movement aiming to democratize Europe.
Social Democrats are losing support almost everywhere in the EU, sometimes so dramatically that they have lost their role as center-left mainstream parties. DW looks where they've been losing influence.
The Article 7 procedure was designed to deter member states from advancing policies that threaten democratic institutions. The European Commission has triggered it after Poland enacted controversial judicial reforms.
Germany has big plans for the European Union, the chancellor told parliament on the eve of a major EU meeting, but first Germany needs a new government. Still, the other parties' responses showed how divided Germany is.
The Greek people are paying dearly for having been lulled into a false sense of security, writes former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Germans, he says, are laboring under the same illusion today.
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