Yanis Varoufakis to Seek European Parliament Seat in Germany (video)

Yanis Varoufakis posing among his colleagues at the Berlin conference

Former Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis was selected on Sunday as a candidate of his party Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) for the European elections in Germany.

“I accept (the nomination) because it epitomizes the new trans-national politics we need in Europe,” he told a news conference in Berlin where his colleagues unfurled a banner with the slogan “European Spring”.

“I call on all of you to join us in this pan-European quest for democracy in Europe, democracy in Germany as a condition for prosperity and authentic democracy,” he said.

Replying to a question on the possibility of electoral alliances, Varoufakis said: “We are open — but the program comes first”.