• First Report – October 2014
  • Left Industrial Policy / Productive Transformation For Europe

  • By Maxime Benatouil, Elisabeth Gauthier | 30 Oct 14
  • This is the first report of a new project dedicated to a Left Industrial Policy / Productive Transformation for Europe. It aims at presenting the preliminary results of the work undertaken by a Transform! interdisciplinary Working Group composed of economists, trade unionists and historians – as well as its cooperation with relevant actors of the political Left towards a progressive EU-wide industrial and investment policy contributing to the social, ecological and democratic transformation of Europe.
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  • TTIP and geopolitical economic developments
  • The Beginning of the New Grand Game

  • By Ilona Svihlikova | 27 Oct 14
  • The article deals with geopolitical aspects of new trade blocks that are either being negotiated or already in existence. The crisis of the multilateral trade system and the inability to accomplish the Doha round led in first place to an immense spread of free trade area agreements. However, as a reaction to a continuing bad economic situation in the West, together with increasing coordination of the BRICS countries, new trade blocks are being built.
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  • Editorial
  • Essays
  • On the Eve of the European Elections
  • Ways Out of the Crisis
  • Chronicles
  • Culture and Arts
  • Additional Articles (language-specific)

Video of the Week

Hundred thousands of demonstrators have been rallying in Rome on October 25 against changes to job protection rules proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's so-called "Jobs Act".
The rally was organised by the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) union, and follows a 24-hour strike and protests across the country the day before.

Focus

Up-to-date analyses of the crisis, a deeper theoretical examination of its structural causes and debates on political alternatives.

Resignation vs. rebellion: individual approaches to the predominance of capitalism; preconditions and obstacles for social transformation.

The 2014 European elections from a Left perspective: results, analyses & video statements.

New social actors pose new challenges to organisational structures for political action.