How can we democratize Europe?

 2181fe66-2d71-4965-8720-68b8aa9f5db7-bestSizeAvailableYanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, who won the hearts of many in his fight against the troika in the summer, will create a pan-European movement for democracy. But why not go into the movements that already exists?

The European crises piling up. The economic crisis, the climate crisis and the refugee crisis does not respect national state boundaries drawn: The European states are so closely interwoven that there be no national management of these political problems.


The question of how we organize ourselves to solve the crisis in a democratic way, are ubiquitous in recent years. At the same time, the two forums, we commonly consider the basis for policy decisions, unattractive: on the one hand a system of nation-states, which apparently only the focal point for the maintenance of national elites and the building up of extreme nationalist movements; and on the other hand the EU, more and more the shape of a gigantic and none elected bureaucracy that have only banks and big business 1000interests in mind.
‘Democracy or dispose’

This is the problem, the former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is now trying to provide a solution. Varoufakis, that during negotiations with the troika in the spring almost got a kind of rock star status in Europe, has launched a new political movement with the straightforward name of Democracy in Europe Movement 2025…..

Well, as I see it in a wider perspective, the EU will perhaps look like a big city like New York, which holds the world’s different cultures and ethnic groups – many of the refugees we have in Europe right now will no doubt be in Europe if they are otherwise lucky to find the way for a job.


New York City

Kurt Lykke Lindved Ph.D Culture and Development - UN Lecturer and Writer Honored Dutch Counsel Former CEO in EAC Entertainer and Event Management