The board of transform! europe launches the following open letter regarding the resolution 'Europe must remember its past to build its future', adopted by the majority of the European Parliament – rejected by the GUE/NGL group.
Significant political changes in Hungary: In the larger cities, the fragmented opposition parties and civil organizations were able to increase their support due to the collaboration of different opposition factions. As a result of the disproportionate electoral system, in some places opposition was able to obtain a significant majority.
The 2019 Polish parliamentary elections were held on 13 October 2019. All 460 members of the Sejm and 100 senators of the Senate were elected. The ruling PiS win the elections, far-right enters the parliament, whilst the left returns to parliament.
Is nationalism capable of dealing with, or even addressing, the issues of our time? Dealing with this question, the Balkan Society for Theory and Practice (BSTP) – supported by transform! europe – held its second annual workshop in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Social democrats and left parties reach 61% of the mandates at the National Assembly; the right attains a smashing defeat; three new political forces enter the parliament, including the far-right; lowest turnout ever (54.5% and minus 300,000 votes)
The prosecution of the political events known as "the process" should never have occurred. It is a sign of the incapacity most political forces involved to deal with a problem that is strictly political, neither public nor judicial. 40 years after the 1978 Constitution was approved, what now is...
3 October 2019 was the fortieth commemoration of the death of Nicos Poulantzas. Poulantzas was a Franco-Greek constitutional-law scholar, student of Louis Althusser, and is still today among the most important of Marxist state theorists. His understanding of the state as the ‘material...
As Turkish troops prepare to invade the Kurdish autonomous areas in northeast Syria, Left MEP Özlem Demirel (DIE LINKE, Germany) appealed for urgent efforts to put a stop to the threat.
“The European Union and the international community must condemn in the strongest terms this aggressive and...
Alongside European and municipal elections, there are also four state elections happening in Germany this year, taking place in Bremen, Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia. Read Cornelia Hildebrandt's and Roland Kulke's comment.
And so a new government has been formed in Italy – more out of necessity than choice – dictated by the opportunity Matteo Salvini, the League’s leader, handed the Five-Star Movement (M5S) to switch alliances and isolate Salvini and his dreams of dominance.
The British political crisis continues, with the latest developments consolidating the hard right takeover of the Tory Party and Government that began with the Brexit referendum in 2016 and is now leading to the development of a potentially mass neo-fascist movement. This is taking place against the...
Recently, the draft for a globalisation programme was submitted by the National Board of the Red-Green Alliance/Enhedslisten (Denmark), member of the Party of the European Left (EL), to the party's next Annual Congress on 5 – 6 October. Read Walter Baier's review.
On 29 September new elections will be held. The disclosing of the Ibiza video in May marked the end of the coalition of the conservatives and extreme right wing, at least provisionally. Read Michael Graber’s report on the situation in Austria.
Last Thursday the European Parliament adopted by majority the resolution on the Importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe. Read the statement of the International Federation of Resistance Fighters Association of Anti-fascists on this "ideological relapse into the worst times of the cold war".