The election campaign of DiEM25’s electoral wing Demokratie in Europa in Germany kicked off with a great weekend in Berlin. Join us for the exciting time ahead, not stopping on the 26th of May. This European election is only a start fighting for the change we desperately need!

First the leading candidates of Demokratie in Europa – DiEM25, Yanis Varoufakis and Daniela Platsch, joined our local candidate Thomas Kellermann in Lichterfelde Süd for a tour around the district.

As a member of the action alliance Lichterfelde Süd, Thomas Kellermann is committed to the construction of socially responsible and sustainable housing. As a physician, he has also dealt with the health consequences and impressively describes the consequences of wrong housing policies. The action alliance demands the building of affordable housing instead of such in the high-price segment. The dream: 1,500 social dwellings in Lichterfelde Süd.

The Groth Group is the owner of the former Parks Range in Lichterfelde Süd and would like to build on 39 hectares there. In recent years, the Groth Group has made donations to the Berlin parties, primarily to the CDU but also to the SPD. The current urban development contract from July 2018 is still not open to the public.

Together Yanis Varoufakis, Daniela Platsch and Thomas Kellermann demand the financing and guarantee of affordable housing for all Europeans in their home countries in the election program of Demokratie in Europa – DiEM25. The social housing model, which has been dismantled across the continent, must be restored. In addition, the Green New Deal only promotes social and sustainable housing.

After signing for the referendum to exapropriate the big housing company “Deutsche Wohnen” the candidates left to the evening of DiEM25 in the district Wedding.

The event did not treat participants as passive listeners. Instead it was about getting into a dialogue. The venue was a room for inclusion, and the event was the same. After a short introduction from the panellists, Joanna Bronwicka, Jasper Finkeldey, Thomas Kellermann, Bianca Praetorius, Daniela Platsch and Yanis Varoufakis, the audience jumped right into the discussion with the candidates in a fishbowl format.

After this exciting start, join us organising a campus tour bringing the #EuropeanSpring to the universities across Germany and help us with the #register2vote campaign ahead of the European Parliament elections.

We are campaigning against austerity politics all across Europe. Let’s make our pledge for a new and people-powered democracy in Europe become reality!