Today we’re launching #TheGreekFiles, a targeted campaign on EU transparency, one of the key values of our movement.
Here’s Yanis explaining the campaign in three minutes. Or read on below.
Deep in a vault in the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) lie #TheGreekFiles, a legal opinion about the ECB’s role in snuffing out the Athens Spring in 2015.
If released, these documents could send shockwaves across Europe. And as a European taxpayer, you paid for them. But the ECB’s boss, ex-Goldman Sachs head Mario Draghi, says you can’t see them!
So former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and MEP Fabio de Masi, together with a broad alliance of politicians and academics, have announced they will file a mass freedom of information request to the ECB to uncover #TheGreekFiles once and for all.
If Mario says no, they’ll take the campaign to the next level, and consider all options – including legal action – to make this vital information public.
How can you help?
- Sign and share our Change.org petition
- Visit #TheGreekFiles campaign page to learn more about this action, including why its success is vital for our Union’s future
- Share this campaign with your contacts and through social media using #TheGreekFiles hashtag
- Contribute to DiEM25, so that we can continue this fight for as long as it takes.
We must all throw light on the lawfulness and propriety of ECB decision-making – starting with this case – to give European democracy a chance, as well as to make the ECB less vulnerable to power politics.
DiEM25 Communications Coordinator