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  • Issue No. 1 out now!
  • EuroMemo Group Discussion Paper Series

  • 10 Jul 17
  • The EuroMemo Group has successfully launched its Discussion Paper Series with the first issue in July 2017. Scientists are invited to make critical contributions to the discussions on the ongoing developments within the European project. The series is being financially supported by transform! europe.
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  • How to interpret the Albanian elections
  • Why could a third-way party gain such a victory?

  • By Arlind Qori | 10 Jul 17
  • The results of the general elections in Albania came as a surprise to almost everyone: A landslide victory for the ruling Socialist Party, a political disaster for the Democratic Party and historically strong abstentionism.
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  • Local Elections in Italy
  • Abstentionism the Biggest Winner

  • By Roberto Morea | 05 Jul 17
  • On the left, the results of June’s local elections show that independent civic lists, in which more radical proposals are put forwards, can have gratifying outcomes. More generally, the results highlight an opportunity to fill a space left by both the decline of the PD and a lack of attraction towards the Five Star Movement.
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  • A new digital platform
  • Launching “Colours of a Journey”

  • By Katerina Anastasiou | 21 Jun 17
  • A new cultural and memory project on migration was launched on 20 June. The platform was designed to collect and exhibit paintings and illustrations – or “stories” – of refugee and migrant children who are now living in different countries of Europe.
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  • Short Report
  • Left Forum in New York

  • By Barbara Steiner | 12 Jun 17
  • The annual spring Left Forum took place 2-4 June and gathered about 3,000 different activists, academics and organisations of the US and international Left. transform! contributed with 3 workshops.
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  • Report: International Peace Conference
  • Peace Organisations Gathered in Brussels to Say No to NATO

  • By Alessandra Giannessi | 07 Jun 17
  • The last NATO Summit, held in Brussels on 25 May, has been an important one. Presented as an opportunity to celebrate the long-awaited inauguration of the new headquarters in Brussels, two main topics have been discussed: the burden-sharing of military expenses and enhancing NATO’s focus on fighting terrorism.
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  • A New Journal of the Radical Left
  • Britain on the Way to Joining the transform! europe Network

  • By Kate Hudson | 31 May 17
  • The first issue of Britain’s new ‘Transform’ journal has been published and is receiving a great response: copies are flying off the shelves! Alongside its European counterparts our new journal aims to strengthen and develop the politics of the radical left – and this has never been more important in Britain than now.
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  • Conference Report
  • Which Way for the Left?

  • By Gavin Rae | 30 May 17
  • The Polish left-wing think tank Naprzód (Forward) co-organised a day-conference with transform! to discuss the common challenges facing the Polish and European left. How can the left rebuild itself in a situation when politics is increasingly dominated by the conservative and neo-liberal right?
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  • French Presidential Election
  • An Earthquake? Yes and No

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 25 Apr 17
  • After the predicted but non-the-less spectacular result of the first round of the presidential election, on the left urgent questions are burning each and everyone’s lips: what shall we do in two weeks?
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  • Finnish municipal elections
  • A Success for the ‘Left Alliance’

  • By Jukka Pietiläinen | 24 Apr 17
  • Good news from the North: In the Finnish municipal elections on 9 April 2017, the Left Alliance reached 8.8% of the vote which corresponds to a plus of 0.8%. The success was due to a successful election campaign and the good work of party chairperson Li Andersson.
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  • Serbian Presidential Elections
  • Democracy Is More Than Just Elections

  • By Vladimir Simović | 10 Apr 17
  • In last five years in Serbia the dominant political actor is conservative Serbian Progressive Party (SPP). In this period the opposition was hit by the defeat from which it hasn’t recovered until today and it does not represent substantial alternative to the current regime.
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