national currency

The Questions of Drachma: Realism or Utopia?

Thanos Ioannidis *

A benevolent scholar of economic and political affairs in Greece could only but warmly greet the initiative of Mr. B. Viliardos and of, to initiate a public dialogue -demonized till today both from media and academic community, for the potential of Greece transitioning to a  national currency, the feasibility of the project, the problems and the benefits that may arise. (more…)

Interview of Pablo Erlantz Jaén, President of “Asociación DEMOCRACIA REAL YA”, Spain, to “HONI” newspaper


Madrid, December 5th



As a result of the two day international conference hosted by EPAM and regarded “the Debt, the national currency and Democracy”, all of the participants decided to create a european movement against the economic crisis that the E.E. and the eurozone have generated.

1. What are your first thoughts on the matter after the Athens meeting?

Mainly finally you can try to directly and clearly the issue of the need for the recovery of national sovereignty, especially in some of its aspects (money, food, etc..) To carry out other measures, in the (more…)


Το πρόγραμμα στα ελληνικά


10:00-11:00 Reception
Presentation: GEORGIA BASTA ( journalist, head of EPAM’s Press Office )  
11:00-11:05 Welcome
11:05-11:10 Greeting Wissensmanufaktur                       ◊ Germany
11:10-11:30 Opening conference  Dimitris Kazakis            ◊ EPAM , Greece


Coordination: GEORGE CHRISTOFORIDIS  ( journalist, publisher newspaper To Honi=the Funnel (of Resistance) )
11:30-14:30 Monia Benini                                                ◊ Per il Bene Comune, Italy
François Asselineau                                    ◊ UPR, France
Antonino Galloni                                          ◊ Italy
Francesco Ruggieri                                     ◊ EPIC, Italy
Questions – Answers
14:30-15:30 Intermission


Coordination: MARIANNA TOLIA  ( journalist )
15:30-18:30 Jacques Nikonoff                                       ◊ M’PEP, France
Marco Balestra                                           ◊ Eurotruffa , Italy
Giacomo Bracci                                          ◊ EPIC, Italy              
via Skype Carlo Sibilia                                                ◊ Movimento 5 Stelle, Italy
Questions – Answers
18:30 End


10:00-11:00 Reception
Presentation: GEORGIA BASTA ( journalist, head of EPAM’s Press Office )  
11:00-11:15 Welcome


Coordination: ALEXANDROS KOUTSOMITOPOULOS ( journalist, political scientist )
11:15-14:30 Hördur Torfason                                       ◊ Iceland
Antti Pesonen                                           ◊ IPU, Finland
Pedro Montes                                           ◊ Spain
James Reynolds                                       ◊ CIB, UK
William Mallinson                                     ◊ UK
Artem Vassiliev                                        ◊ University Synergy , Russia
Questions – Answers
14:30-16:00 Intermission


Coordination: GEORGIA BASTA ( journalist, head of EPAM’s Press Office )  
16:00-18:30 Pablo Erlantz                                           ◊ Democracia Real Ya, Spain
Anthony Coughlan                                   ◊ National Platform, Ireland
Victoria Stoiciu                                        ◊ Romania
Janus Putknonen                                     ◊ Verkkomedia, Finland
Alberto Montero                                      ◊ CEPS , Spain
Questions – Answers
18:45-19:00 Closing conference  Dimitris Kazakis         ◊ EPAM , Greece
19:00 End of the International Meeting

Saluto per la Conferenza Internazionale di EPAM

Greeting from «Eurotfuffa» movement to the international meeting of EPAM

Χαιρετισμος από το κίνημα «Eurotruffa» για τη Διεθνή συνάντηση του ΕΠΑΜ



EPAM – International Conference on Debt, National Currency & Democracy 30.11 – 01.12.2013



Χαιρετισμός του Hörður Torfason * στους Έλληνες – Hörður Torfason * to the Greeks



* Ακτιβιστής, καλλιτέχνης, εμπνευστής και επικεφαλής της «ειρηνικής ισλανδικής επανάστασης» του 2008. Όταν η ισλανδική οικονομία κατέρρευσε τον Οκτώβριο του 2008, ο Torfason στεκόταν επί μήνες μπροστά από το κτήριο του Κοινοβουλίου και ρωτούσε δύο απλές ερωτήσεις: «τι συνέβη στην χώρα μας» και «τι πρόκειται να κάνουμε». Σιγά σιγά σχηματίστηκε ολόκληρο λαϊκό κίνημα, το οποίο εξανάγκασε σε παραίτηση και δίκη την κυβέρνηση της Ισλανδίας καθώς και τους επικεφαλής της επιτροπής κεφαλαιαγοράς και της εθνικής τράπεζας  και επέβαλε την μονομερή ακύρωση του ισλανδικού χρέους και την δημιουργία νέου Συντάγματος.

* Activist & artist. The man behind the Icelandic Revolution! In October of 2008- when Iceland’s economy collapsed he kept standing out in front of the parliament buildings asking ‘what are we going to do about it ?.  From there was built a popular movement that would grow to sizes as yet unheard of in the tiny Nordic country, forcing the resignation of the government, and of the leadership of the national bank.

EPAM – International Conference on Debt, National Currency & Democracy 30.11 – 01.12.2013

Updated list of participants




Saturday 30 November & Sunday 01 December 2013

The United People’s Front ( E.PA.M) organizes an International Conference in Athens on ‘Debt, National currency & Democracy’ on the 30th of November & 01st of December 2013 at ‘Ciné (more…)

What will happen with the return to the drachma, our national currency?


Obviously, the sky will fall on our heads and crush us.  Greece will become Enver Hoxha’s Albania or Kim Il Sung’s North Korea.  Just as it was before we became member of euro-zone.  If I remember correctly, Greece did not come into existence on the day euro became our currency. We knew how to look after ourselves before the almighty euro came along. We had international relations before the euro, and indeed far better and more profitable, with a wider range of countries. And despite the fact that the national currency, that is to say the drachma, was managed by governments whose main objective was to facilitate inward and outward speculation and increase of the so-called competitiveness (more…)