Blog

  • EUROPE MUST CHANGE!
  • Call for a European Forum of Progressive Forces

  • 11 Oct 17
  • The European Union is going through a long-lasting crisis, an existential crisis. All the peoples of Europe, whether or not they are members of the Union, suffer from austerity policies and terrible inequalities. Peace and climate are threatened.
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  • Solidarity action and antifascist demonstration held in Budapest

  • By Matyas Benyik | 09 Oct 17
  • Hungarian civil groups headed by the Hungarian United Left called for a demonstration for 8 October in the heart of the previous Jewish ghetto of Budapest in order to protest against the presently very powerful autocracy of the right-wing ruling power of FIDESZ and KDNP and the brutal police violence committed against Attila Vajnai.
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  • Germany: A clear defeat for CDU/CSU and SPD
  • The “Berlin Republic” Shifts to the Right

  • 26 Sep 17
  • The governing parties of the grand coalition between the CDU/CSU and SPD have clearly lost the German parliamentary elections (-13.7%). The defeat of this constellation reveals a massive shift in the Republic’s political landscape. This earthquake will shake the circumstances and institutions as we know them to their very foundations.
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  • Statement of Izquierda Unida
  • The Situation in Catalonia

  • 21 Sep 17
  • Because of the call for next October 1st to carry out a referendum for independence in Catalonia and due to the repressive and authoritarian reaction of the Government of Spain, Izquierda Unida states:
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  • The referendum in Catalonia
  • In Defence of Democratic Rights

  • By José Luis Martínez | 20 Sep 17
  • In Catalonia an important process of independence is taking place against Spain. At the request of the Popular Party (PP), the Spanish Constitutional Court declared the Catalan Statute of 2010, unconstitutional. This statute was negotiated between the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and later endorsed by the Spanish Parliament.
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  • Short Report
  • transform! europe’s Annual Members Meeting, 2017

  • By Katerina Anastasiou | 20 Sep 17
  • The annual Members Meeting of our network took place from 18 to 19 September in the transform! europe headquarters in Vienna. During two full working days, representatives of our member organizations conveyed around the political agenda of 2018 and the prospects of transform! europe’s projects for the upcoming year.
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  • Comment
  • Juncker’s Straitjacket

  • By Alfonso Gianni | 20 Sep 17
  • A jauntier Juncker than usual held the stage in the Strasbourg auditorium with a highly optimistic speech on the state of the Union. He wanted to go way beyond the appraisals contained in the latest ECB bulletin.
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  • Anti-fascist Arrested in Hungary

  • 10 Sep 17
  • Attila Vajnai, Chairman of the Hungarian Workers’ Party 2006/ Munkáspárt 2006, has been brutally tackled by the Hungarian police. There was a man in Budapest selling Hitler souvenirs and Attila called the police to prosecute the seller. Instead of acting against the seller, they tackled Attila: torn his clothes, broke his glasses and injured him.
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  • Upcoming elections in Austria
  • The Short Respite Is Over

  • By Walter Baier | 21 Aug 17
  • There was a great sense of relief and much jubilation over the electoral victory of Alexander Van der Bellen, the Green candidate who was supported by a voters’ coalition that ranged from the centre to the Communist Party, and who defeated Norbert Hofer, the candidate of the right-wing radical political party.
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  • 2017-2020 Project to Promote Marxist-Christian Dialogue
  • ‘Building a Europe of Bridges Instead of Walls’

  • 18 Jul 17
  • Ever since the meeting of Alexis Tsipras and Walter Baier with Pope Francis in September 2014, the contents of this proposal have been clearly focused on war and peace, poverty and social justice, ways out of the ecological crisis, and a humanistic approach to the immigration crisis.
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  • Results of a Conference in Brussels
  • Just Transition

  • 12 Jul 17
  • On 5 December 2016, transform! europe, the Brussels office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and MEP Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL) held a European conference dedicated to the notion of a socially just energy transition.
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