• Euro in Debate – Future of the Euro?

  • The crisis in the European countries of the South has increasingly caused dramatic social consequences. The Euro-Zone as a whole is in recession. Political risks regarding the future of European integration as well as democracy are becoming ever more evident.

    transform! is publishing a selection of controversial contributions dealing with a current debate concerning the future of the Euro.




  • Euro-Exit to the Left?

  • By Steffen Lehndorff | 06 Dec 13
  • It is a well-known fact that the German right is divided over its attitude to the Euro. In the parliamentary elections of September 2013, a party of so-called ‘Euro-sceptics’ almost reached the 5 % threshold for entering parliament.
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  • Sortir de l’euro, mais comment ?

  • By Frédéric Lordon | 26 Aug 13
  • Beaucoup, notamment à gauche, continuent de croire qu’on va changer l’euro. Qu’on va passer de l’euro austéritaire présent à un euro enfin rénové, progressiste et social. Cela n’arrivera pas. Il suffirait d’évoquer l’absence de tout levier politique en l’état d’incrustation institutionnelle de...
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  • Albarracín/ Álvarez/ Medialdea/ Louçã/ Mortagua/ Tombazos/ Galanis/ Onaran/ Husson:
  • What to do about the Debt and the Euro? A Manifesto

  • 20 Aug 13
  • Europe is sinking into crisis and social regression under the pressure of austerity, recession and the strategy of “structural reforms”. This pressure is tightly coordinated at the European level, under the leadership of the German Government, the ECB and the European Commission.
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  • We need to restore the European Monetary System

  • By Oskar Lafontaine | 05 Jun 13
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel’s European policy is increasingly under pressure. Not only European Commission President Manuel Barroso, but also Enrico Letta, recently mandated by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano to form the new government, have criticized her austerity policies, which have been...
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  • No Exit – Wrong Oppositions in the Euro Debate

  • By Mario Candeias | 06 Jun 13
  • In response to the on-going euro crisis, the German left is now discussing the option of a “controlled withdrawal” by individual countries, particularly Greece, and the return to national currencies as a possible solution, both for the benefit of the societies most affected by the crisis, but also...
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  • Europe Between Disintegration and Revolt

  • By Walter Baier | 16 May 13
  • On 7-8 June the Alter Summit of the European Peoples takes place at the Velodrome in Athens. An alliance of more than 150 organisations – including trade unions, social movements, NGOs and political actors from all parts of Europe will publicly present a manifesto for the struggle for a democratic...
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  • A Left Government to Conquer the Debt

  • By Francisco Louçã | 05 Jun 13
  • 1. The Portuguese problem is democratic. This problem is the democratic answer to the blackmail of debt and the austerity that results from it, with social effects that destroy Portugal. This is the problem of problems. 2. If the debt is not overcome, Portugal will live through a period of social...
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  • The Power of the Weak

  • By Michael Brie | 06 Jun 13
  • In Germany, the Left has finally started an open discussion concerning alternatives to the crisis of European integration. The reason for raising this question is whether the exit of countries from the monetary union is making sense or not. 
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  • This is About the Europeans Not the Euro

  • By Bernd Riexinger | 06 Jun 13
  • During the 1990s left-wing economists highlighted the difficulties of implementing a single currency without ensuring it was first grounded in unified fiscal, economic and social policies. It was clear that bringing in the euro meant strengthening the strong, and weakening the weak. If currency...
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