A month from now Greece will hold snap elections for its parliament. The most likely candidate for winning power is the left-wing SYRIZA, which opposes the brutal austerity measures implemented in that country and seeks to cancel, or at least renegotiate, part of Greece’s external debt. Late in...
When the constitutional process of a proud European democracy seemed to be leading, quite properly, to elections (as was the case in Greece since the Fall), the European Commission, various governments and the commentariat-at-large intervened, presenting the prospect of elections (the crowning...
transform! europe and tansform! italy are promoting a network of European solidarity in support of the possibility that the next elections in Greece will be an expression of a desire for change and rupture of austerity policies. Find here the appeal and signatures by Italian intellectuals, politicians, unionists and artists.
The seventh round of TTIP (the Free-Trade Agreement between the United States and the European Union) negotiations took place two months ago and the information that we have about the future Treaty remains limited and deeply biased. Its undeniable impact on the rights of workers on both sides of the Atlantic is being kept secret and goes unsaid.
European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled on Wednesday 26 November his €315 bn investment plan to – in his opinion – kick-start EU growth and create one million jobs. Between empty announcement effects and further attacks on labour, what is the true plan of Mr. Juncker?
Who is saving whom? Are the rich saving the poor? The politicians saving the banks? The bank rescue funds saving Europe? Or are the taxpayers saving some few individuals? To whose advantage is the so-called crisis? The new documentary film from Leslie Franke and Herdolor Lorenz sheds some light on this issue.
Going into 2015, everything about the Swedish political landscape is up in the air. In a country where the social democrats held power – singlehandedly or supported by one or two other parties – during almost all of the 20th century, they are now unable to form even a coalition capable of getting the budget through parliament. Last week the budget proposal of the government lost to the opposing coalition, and the Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén publicly announced that he would call for extra elections.
Between 21 and 23 November, the Nicos Poulantzas Institute in cooperation with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the transform! network held an international workshop in the Athens Chamber of Crafts on the issue of “Democratization of Police in Europe”.
On 27 November Luxembourg had the privilege of welcoming Manólis Glézos. A public meeting was organized jointly by déi Lénk and by the Luxembourg sections of Syriza, Izquierda Unida, the Communist Party of Spain and Rifondazione comunista.
Short report of an open event and a set of seminars on common goods, peer-to-peer modes of production and cooperative economy, organised by the Nicos Poulantzas Institute in Athens from 8 to 13 November.
The international meeting held in Florence from 16 to 17 November – promoted by the transform! europe foundation in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation – provided an important opportunity for political reflections which was met with very positive response by the entire spectrum of the Italian Left.