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  • EL Summer University 2016
  • Fruitful discussions and renewed enthusiasm

  • By Roberto Morea | 10 Aug 16
  • This year, the European Left’s Summer University was held in Chianciano, in Italy, on July 20-24th. During the three days, the participants discussed three key issues: Europe, Work and Peace. Over 260 people from 31 countries signed up for this year’s particularly productive EL Summer University, with participants coming from across Europe and as far afield as the Middle East, North Africa and South America.
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  • Workshop report: Renewables and the Electricity Market Design in the EU
  • Europe’s left wing engages in the fight against energy poverty

  • By Malte Fiedler | 01 Aug 16
  • Left-wing forces at the European level are addressing the growing problem of energy poverty. That is one of the key findings of the strategic workshop titled “The Future of Renewables and the Electricity Market Design in the European Union”, which was held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 27 June 2016.
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  • Analysis
  • The Radical Left in Slovakia: Possibilities of recovery at the national and European level

  • By Michal Frič | 26 Jul 16
  • The radical left is not only witnessing the global strengthening of the free market imperative at the expense of human rights – it is also suffering from it. This is most evident in the countries of the Central and Eastern Europe region in which traditional political subjects professing the ideals of socialism keep failing, owing to a whole range of specific factors that are both external and internal.
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  • “A New Energy to Change Europe”
  • Presentation of our Energy eDossier at the European Parliament

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 20 Jun 16
  • Under the auspices of MEP Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL), the transform! Working Group on Energy presented its latest publication to representatives of European progressive civil society and members of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, research and Energy (ITRE). Deployment of the energy transition towards a new model of development, energy democracy and citizens’ initiatives, the crucial role of public research – these issues were at the heart of the discussions held on June 14.
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  • The Enigma of Europe
  • Transformation Strategies: Productive Reconstruction and the Commons
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