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  • transform!/EL event with Alexis Tsipras and Gregor Gysi in Rome
  • ‘A Europe for the People and by the People’

  • 23 March 2017 - 23 March 2017 |   Rome
  • A broad coalition of social movements, trade unions, social and political actors and organizations is committed to build up together, from 23 to 25 March in Rome a huge European mobilization, when the EU leaders will gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome.
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  • Netherlands general election
  • The Pasokification of the Dutch Labour Party

  • By David A. Hollanders | 21 Mar 17
  • There are at least two stories to tell about the recent Dutch elections. The headline story is that the extreme right-wing party PVV of Wilders did not become the largest party, arriving second after the VVD of prime-minister Rutte. The more important story however is the pasocification of the Dutch labour party (PvdA), and the impotence of the so called Socialist Party to come anywhere near being an alternative.
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  • Finnish Local Elections: the Left Alliance Aims for Success

  • By Jukka Pietiläinen | 14 Mar 17
  • On 9 April municipal elections will take place in Finland. Experience shows that the more candidates a party puts forward, the better its electoral result. What is more, polls are also predicting a positive outcome for the “Left Alliance” – for the first time since 1976, the party has reason to hope for success.
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  • Short report and Video: David Bollier lecture in Athens
  • ‘Reinventing Law for the Commons’

  • By Theodora Kotsaka | 06 Mar 17
  • Nicos Poulantzas Institute in cooperation with transform! europe organized an open lecture of David Bollier, researcher, activist and writer of a series of books concerning Commons. Find here the short report of the event on 14 February.
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  • Printed version now available
  • EuroMemo 2017

  • 02 Mar 17
  • As in past years, transform! europe has taken on the responsibility for the production of the printed versions of EuroMemorandum in English, French, and German.
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  • Comment
  • Common European Security after the Cold War

  • By Mikhail Gorbachev | 27 Feb 17
  • Concerns about the current situation in the world are growing. I think we all share them. For a long time now, we have felt that “something went wrong”. Especially worrying is the fact that Europe today is almost the main flashpoint.
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  • Preface
  • The European Union and the Left
  • Social Evolutions
  • The Left: Past and Present
  • Voters – Right-Wing Appeals and the Left
  • State of the Left – Country Reports
  • Activity Report
  • Book Order

Video of the Week

8 March, Feminist Night March 2017 in Istanbul, Istiklal Street

Focus

Can right-wing parties with a nationalist and populist agenda come into power even in the core of the EU? Of which character is the challenge they are posing to the Left?

A selection of controversial articles on the debate surrounding the euro’s future.

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

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