The conference in Prague provided the opportunity of an interdisciplinary approach on the condition and formation of women in the educational systems in Europe: an analysis from a class and gender point of view. It took place on 14 and 15 March and gathered about fifty persons coming from eleven countries of Europe.
For a democracy from below, let’s fight austerity everywhere! A commitment launched by Alter Summit, supported by Blockupy International Coordination, ATTAC-Europe, EuroMemo Group, transform! europe, and Solidarity for All.
After the terrorist attack on 18 March at the Bardo Museum, next to the National Assembly, the 2015 World Social Forum organizing committee declares that the Forum and all its activities are maintained.
To prepare for the United Nations conference on climate change in December 2015 in Paris, close to 100 civil society organisations have collectively founded the French platform « Coalition Climat 21 » to: build the pressure needed for ambitious and just climate action, and transformational and sustainable public policies.
As the crisis continues and the average EU industrial output remains far below its pre-crisis level, the European Commission's “Jobs, Growth and Investment Package” and the European Central Bank's moves lack of ambition to meet the dramatic challenges the EU is confronted with. SYRIZA has been given a clear mandate to challenge the EU crisis management and to propose a new path for Europe – paving the way for an ecologically sustainable and socially useful new model of development.
Initiated by the Member of Bundestag Axel Troost and signed by a wide range economics, trade unionists and politicians from across Europe, this appeal is intended as an input for a debate on this issue in Europe.
Remember when the infamous Goldman Sachs delivered a thinly-veiled threat to the Greek Parliament in December, warning them to elect a pro-austerity prime minister or risk having central bank liquidity cut off to their banks? (See January 6th post here.) It seems the European Central Bank (headed by Mario Draghi, former managing director of Goldman Sachs International) has now made good on the threat.
The political change in Greece is an opportunity, not only for that crisis-ridden country but also for a fundamental reassessment and revision of EU economic and social policies focusing on failed austerity and structural reforms of the labour market.
Learn to swim, mateThat the tide will liftThat freedom is happening here(Sergio Godinho, Mare Alta)
Long period of clashes ahead
The Eurogroup agreement does not bring the negotiation into conclusion. It does not even postpone the clash. In contrast, it opens a new, long period full of hard...
The European Union decided to focus on the development in 2015 with the event "2015 European Year of Development". It's a good opportunity to deal with the European Union's external action and its failures. As Jason Hickel wrote in this ‘Development’ has failed to deliver. The reason is that organisations have failed to address the structural drivers of poverty.
With the SYRIZA government in Greece Europe, the Left in Europe as well as progressive social movements and trade unions are entering in a new phase with new opportunities and challenges. transform! europe invited on 23 and 24 February to a seminar in order to deepen the discussion on how to cope with the new situation.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has strongly criticised the negative attitude the International Monetary Fund has taken towards the agreement reached on 24 February between Eurozone finance ministers and the Greek government for a four-month extension of the current European crisis loan to Greece.
On 20 February, as news of the Brussels deal came through, Germany claimed victory and it is no surprise that most of the working press bought the claim. They have high authorities to quote and to rely on. Thus from London The Independent reported: “several analysts agreed that the results of the talks amounted to a humiliating defeat for Greece.”
The list of reforms of the SYRIZA government has been accepted on 24 February by the Eurogroup. The fight for democracy and against austerity in Europe is far from being finished, but this bridging agreement is a very important first step.
This morning, in order to support the efforts of the Greek government and understanding that the debt problem concerns the whole of Europe, Izquierda Unida and Iniciativa Por Cataluña submitted to the National Congress an urgent motion stipulating: