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Germany: EU is a "complete democracy-free zone" - Varoufakis03:09

Germany: EU is a "complete democracy-free zone" - Varoufakis

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February 8, 2016 at 23:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis spoke at a debate panel in Berlin, Monday, on the European Union's need for reforms, ahead of launching his own left-wing, pan-European political movement.

Varoufakis accused the European Union (EU) of being a "complete democracy-free zone" as "there is no sovereignty." He added that despite the national representatives being elected, "the body that makes the decisions is not answerable to anyone," adding that "no one can fire it. No one can fire the European Union Council."

Varoufakis slammed both the European and national leaders for an alleged lack of knowledge and capability of doing their jobs, stating that they "are just making things up as they going along." which resulted in the EU being a "comedy of errors for 7 years now."

The former Greek Finance Minister said that in order to "bring everybody together: trade unions, the existing movements and so on, in this process," we must focus on "those who are not listening to us today. Those who are not in the unions, who are not in the movements, who are not voting for you and me," adding that we need to use "rational arguments, not just flowery arguments about democracy and so on. So this is the way to act."

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Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis spoke at a debate panel in Berlin, Monday, on the European Union's need for reforms, ahead of launching his own left-wing, pan-European political movement.

Varoufakis accused the European Union (EU) of being a "complete democracy-free zone" as "there is no sovereignty." He added that despite the national representatives being elected, "the body that makes the decisions is not answerable to anyone," adding that "no one can fire it. No one can fire the European Union Council."

Varoufakis slammed both the European and national leaders for an alleged lack of knowledge and capability of doing their jobs, stating that they "are just making things up as they going along." which resulted in the EU being a "comedy of errors for 7 years now."

The former Greek Finance Minister said that in order to "bring everybody together: trade unions, the existing movements and so on, in this process," we must focus on "those who are not listening to us today. Those who are not in the unions, who are not in the movements, who are not voting for you and me," adding that we need to use "rational arguments, not just flowery arguments about democracy and so on. So this is the way to act."

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