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6.7.2016 | Akademie der Künste (Pariser Platz), Berlin

DISCREET Training #5 – The Monetary Union on the Way to West-Failure?

Training by Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister and founder of the new Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25), eloquently criticizes the European monetary union as a misconception: Dispensing sovereignty to non-elected boards like the Eurogroup or Troikas poses a real threat to the wealth and security of the Eurozone and its sovereigns—the people(s). Whereas DiEM25 is raising awareness for the need to democratize these neo-feudal twilight zones throughout Europe, amazingly hardly anybody seems to address this development as a question of National/European Security—resulting in a number of close-to-failing states all over Europe.

Yanis Varoufakis will answer to DISCREET agents’ questions on finance and power via Skype, touching on topics like finance, sovereignty, games, and political decision-making.

DISCREET is a project by Armen Avanessian and Alexander Martos in collaboration with Christopher Roth. It is commissioned and coproduced by Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art with the support of Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb, Bundeskanzleramt der Republik Österreich – Kunstsektion, and Rudolf Augstein Stiftung.