This analysis has been presented at the International Workshop of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation “On the situation of the left in Europe after the EU elections: New challenges”. July 21-23, 2014, in Berlin
The leitmotif of the parliamentary elections was the question of whether the opposition would be able to remove Smer-SD and its chairman Robert Fico from government. Although coalition negotiations are still ongoing, it is clear that Fico is going into opposition and his former coalition partners are outside parliament
Zuzana Čaputová, the candidate of the non-parliamentary neoliberal party ‘Progressive Slovakia’, has won the second round of presidential elections with 58% of votes. Čaputová is the first woman to become president and, at age 45, is the youngest president in the history of Slovakia.
The topic of protecting children against violence is very actual all over the world. About the importance of this topic talks also a huge range of surveys, which verify that children have experiences with all types of violence. Therefore, transform! europe supported the Conference, aiming a multidisciplinary coordination of different entities.
Die radikale Linke ist nicht nur Zeugin des weltweiten Erstarkens des Imperativs vom freien Markt auf Kosten der Menschenrechte, sondern sie leidet auch selbst darunter. Besonders deutlich zeigt sich dies in den Staaten Zentral- und Osteuropas am fortgesetzten Scheitern politischer Akteur_innen, die sich zu sozialistischen Ideen bekennen.