Marianne Opitz

Conquering Europe back and strengthening Countries’ role in the protection of citizens by investing in public services such as health, transportation, energy or education became imperative. I’ve thus found essential to support the European Spring. We must to establish a free access to basic services such as electricity, gas, health care, transportation, education – even [...]

Conquering Europe back and strengthening Countries’ role in the protection of citizens by investing in public services such as health, transportation, energy or education became imperative. I’ve thus found essential to support the European Spring. We must to establish a free access to basic services such as electricity, gas, health care, transportation, education – even housing – by taxing digital economy. Europe needs to cope with the issue of disappearing jobs. It is imperative to stop lobbies plaguing institutions. It is therefore crucial to fight for transparent institutions. Let’s protect citizens and we’ll be then able to give Europe the color of hope.

I was born in 1952 in Kilomoto, former Belgian Congo, and I am a Belgian by birth. I mainly lived in Brussels where‘ve studied to become a translator. I worked in different domains and mostly in the international field. I live in the south of Belgium. Today I am retired. I was deeply touched by the 2008 crisis and I wanted to understand more. I then read a lot and Paul Jorion’s blog helped to understand those mechanisms attacking our economies and societies. The Greek crisis also concerned me deeply. I thus naturally started following Yanis Varoufakis in the DiEM25 adventure and was seduced by the European Spring.