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Newsletter 21 March 2017

Our newsletter contains information about the activities of our network, its members and observing members and about important initiatives of social movements we are taking part in.

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transform!/EL event with Alexis Tsipras and Gregor Gysi in Rome
‘A Europe for the People and by the People’
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. [read more... ]
Blog
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Common European Security after the Cold War
By Mikhail Gorbachev
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. [read more... ]
Netherlands general election
The Pasokification of the Dutch Labour Party
By David A. Hollanders
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... [read more... ]
Finnish Local Elections: the Left Alliance Aims for Success
By Jukka Pietiläinen
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... [read more... ]
Short report and Video: David Bollier lecture in Athens
‘Reinventing Law for the Commons’
By Theodora Kotsaka
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. [read more... ]
Publications
New release
transform! yearbook 2017: “The Left, the People, Populism”
In 2016 the cohesion of the European Union was tested as never before. Popular dissatisfaction with the national and European neoliberal orders – culminating in Brexit – gave an impetus to populist radical right forces. Nevertheless, several elections and referendums checked this trend to some... [read more... ]
Printed version now available
EuroMemo 2017
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. [read more... ]
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