ATHENS - German, Greek and Italian MERA25 political parties launch the European Elections campaign on Nakba Day, May 15, in Athens, at the event “European Nakba: How the EU is covering up the genocide”.

The launch will take place with Irish MEP Clare Daly, MeRA25 Greece leader Yanis Varoufakis, MeRA25 Greece candidate Faizal Zacharia El Masr, Jewish peace activist Iris Hefets and candidates of the MERA25 political parties in Germany (Karin De Rigo and Johannes Fehr) and Italy (Elettra Stamboulis and Federico Dolce).

This Nakba Day, May 15, join DiEM25 in Athens for the official launch of the European Elections campaign of MERA25 Germany, MERA25 Italy, and MeRA25 Greece. Ahead of the event, all speakers will gather at Eleutheria Square at 7 pm, for a demonstration against the ongoing genocide of Palestinians by the Israeli regime.

Since October 7th, DiEM25 and its MERA25 political parties have been staunch advocates for Palestinian rights. Two petitions launched attracted over 175,000 supporters globally and members have actively participated in protests and events calling for an end to the genocide in Gaza. Notably, MeRA25 Greece leader Yanis Varoufakis was recently also barred by German authorities from participating in a livestream at the Palestine Congress, as well as banned from entering the country.

MERA25 parties from Germany, Italy and Greece are running in the European elections with a firm commitment to peace and an end to Europe’s involvement in Israel’s war crimes. They share the conviction that Gaza's suffering echoes our own—its struggle is our struggle, its hope is our hope. May 15 serves as a rallying cry for those who dream of an independent, peaceful, just, and sustainable Europe, where every citizen can lead a dignified life.


MERA25 is the name shared by all of DiEM25’s national political parties, which let us contest elections directly. Because we’re not just a movement of radical ideas. We’re also about putting those ideas into practice.

These parties are very different from the old ones they were built to replace. Every major decision regarding a MERA25 party – from its foundations, to its programme, to its candidate list – is subject to a vote by all our members. Wherever they live, whatever passport they hold. It’s true internationalism in action.

Currently, we have three MERA25 parties: in Greece, in Germany and in Italy. Learn more about them below.


Our first political party, MERA25 Greece was founded in 2018 and entered the Hellenic Parliament in 2019 after receiving almost 200,000 votes in its first election.


MERA25 Germany was founded in Berlin in November 2021, and has campaigned at state-level elections in Bremen and Hessen.


MERA25 Italy was founded in November 2022 – weeks after Italy elected its most right-wing government since World War II – with the mission of rebuilding left-wing solidarity in Italian politics.