• 20 October 2020 - 20 October 2020
  • via Zoom

  • web interview
  • transform! europe Meeting the Left: Katarina Peović

  • The Corona-virus has hit the EU unprepared, but in different ways and with different effects depending on the countries. Most severe were the effects on those countries whose healthcare and social systems have been emaciated by decades of austerity policies. Thus, the pandemic has increased inequalities not only inside the states but also between the Member States of the EU. This presents the parties of the radical left with a challenge and calls for a re-examination of their strategies.

    Tuesday, 20 October, 19:00 (CET)

    Katarina Peović, is Assistant Professor at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Cultural Studies, Rijeka, Croatia. She holds a BA and masters degree in Comparative literature and MA and Ph.D. of Faculty of Philosophy Zagreb. She has written on the relation of contemporary technology and philosophy. Peović is a member of the left Croatian party Worker’s Front, which successfully ran as part of the green-left coalition Možemo! in the parliamentary elections of 5 July 2020. Možemo! received 7 percent of the vote and she became the first anti-capitalist MP in the Croatian Parliament.
    interviewed by
    Walter Baier, Austrian economist and former National Chairman of the Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ). He was an editor of the Austrian weekly Volksstimme and from 2007 until 2020 Walter Baier has been Political Coordinator of transform! europe.
    Angelina Giannopoulou
    facilitator of transform! europe's  "European Integration and the Strategic Perspectives of the Radical Left" programme.

    The interview will be conducted in English.

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    Interview with Katarina Peović: "The left is now in Croatia's parliament and defends the working people." (July 2020)