• Issue 13/2013
  • Editorial
  • Essays
  • On the Eve of the European Elections
  • Ways Out of the Crisis
  • Chronicles
  • Culture and Arts


Bosnia and Herzegovina
100 years after World War I

Peace Event Sarajevo 2014

The Peace Event in Sarajevo will be one of the major gatherings on Non-violence and Peace and an important opportunity for all the participants to exchange their experiences, thoughts, ideas, knowledge, and passion for peace building and human rights.


First Outcomes of an International Debt Conference in Brussels

EL Advocates for Remodelling of European Financial Institutions

On 10 April the Party of the European Left (EL) and transform! europe jointly organized an International Conference in Brussels. The aim of the meeting was to explore the alternatives to solve the problem of the debt and stop the austerity policies.


Interview with Kees van der Pijl

Global Rivalries Today

By Orsan Senalp , Mehmet Senalp - 15 Apr 14

How have global rivalries shaped the world we live in, and how do they continue to affect the way some of the most crucial geopolitical decisions of our time are made? In this interview with renowned political scientist Kees van der Pijl, we look at some of the most pivotal events of recent years, from 9/11 to the Arab Spring and the current crisis in Ukraine, to reveal the surprising underlying forces at work.



Post-government Left seeking necessary electoral victory

By Teppo Eskelinen - 14 Apr 14

The current situation of the Left in Finland has been characterised by the recent experiment of the Left in government. Dubbed the ”six-pack”, the government of 2011-2014 consisted of a wide range of parties with absolutely no political kinship. While the Finnish political system has always been characterised by ideologically diverse coalition governments, the ”six-pack” government was exceptional even by Finnish standards.



Landslide victory for FIDESZ in the Parliamentary elections

By Matyas Benyik - 14 Apr 14

At the parliamentary elections held in Hungary on 6 April 2014 the ruling rigth-wing populist Fidesz party won a landslide victory over its opponents and retained its 2/3 majority. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's policy has been justified by a strong nationalist course in order to catch the wind from the sails of Jobbik.


Report: International Conference in Copenhagen

“More Alternatives to Growth”

By Martin Jespersen , Inger V. Johansen - 12 Apr 14

Tranform!Danmark held its third international conference on 15 March this year – the first and the second had taken place in March 2012 and 2013 respectively. These international conferences in Copenhagen are efforts to promote alternative thinking and politics to environmental and mainstream economy and thinking, with the two last conferences having focused on alternatives to growth and to so-called “green growth”.


Free Online Publication

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Author: John Hilary. A Charter for Deregulation, an Attack on Jobs, an End to Democracy. Published by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels Office.


The Italian Left Backing Tsipras

By Roberto Musacchio - 10 Apr 14

The project is called “The Different Europe with Alexis Tsipras” and its name is written on a red background. Predictions indicate it could surpass, maybe even easily, the 4% electoral threshold.


Based on a Seminar on the Far Right by the Alter Summit Network

Theses on the Struggle against Right-Wing Extremism in Europe

To learn better to understand the realities in the different European countries regarding the Right in its various forms and also to study systematically the political issues involved, the Alter Summit network hold this European seminar “Strategies for the Struggle Against the Far Right and Neo-Fascism in Europe” in Budapest on 3 April 2014.


Free online publication out now

Europe Has a Different Future

The brochure “Europe Has a Different Future” is a co-production of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and transform! europe and collects critical contributions from Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Austria, Italy, Germany and other countries.



rssicon Institute for Labour Studies
Ursula Huws – Labour and class in the Internet Age

This presentation begins by summarising changes in employment patterns since the middle of the 20th Century, arguing that the mid 2000s marked the beginning of a fourth distinctive phase, the earlier...
rssicon Transnational Institute
“Shock Doctrine” Revisited

rssicon Fondation Copernic
Pacte de « solidarité » : ce sont encore les plus pauvres qui vont trinquer !

À l'issue du conseil des Ministres du mercredi 16 avril, le voile a, en partie, été levé sur les mesures que compte prendre le gouvernement de Manuel Valls en matière d'économies budgétaires. Si...
rssicon Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Unzufrieden mit den Erben Mandelas

Anfang Mai wählt Südafrika ein neues Parlament – Dem seit 20 Jahren regierenden ANC drohen...
rssicon Journal "Sozialismus"
Die aktuelle venezolanische Krise

Fast jeden Tag wurden wir in den letzten Wochen mit Bildern und Nachrichten über Proteste, Zusammenstöße und Tote in Venezuela konfrontiert. Dabei galt das erdölreiche Land unter dem vor einem Jahr...
rssicon Association Culturelle Joseph Jacquemotte
Atelier découverte Europe

Dans le cadre de son cycle sur les élections européennes, l'ACJJ vous propose un atelier découverte de l'Europe. Cet atelier a plusieurs fonctions : L'Europe… ! C'est quoi son job… ? Etre député(e)...