The ruling right wing Fidesz party won a resounding victory in nationwide municipal elections on Sunday 12th October 2014, cementing prime minister Viktor Orban’s position as Hungary’s most dominant political force since the system change. Fidesz won the mayoralties in all but one of the 10 largest...
This is the first of a new transform! series of quarterly papers. They present the key points of social and economic evolutions in Europe and highlight the new contradictions caused by these evolutions on the political and ideological levels.
On October 7 a group of Kurdish demonstrators entered the European Parliament to draw attention to the on-going violence in Kurdistan as Islamic State (IS) militants arrive at the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane.
These days, the European Deputies will be induced to audition the candidates who were presented by the Member States for being part of the future European Commission. For Alter Summit, the team proposed by Jean-Claude Juncker is corrupted by the conflicts of interests and diametrically opposed to the European people interests.
Since each of us gets only some few minutes for our contributions on such a large subject as climate change, I have chosen to put forward ten brief points on a trade union strategy against climate change. Firstly, I will shortly establish some of the important factual basis on which we have to build...
On Thursday 18 September, Pope Francis received in a private audience the two European politicians of the Left, Alexis Tsipras and Walter Baier. Tsipras is Vice president of the European Left Party and president of the Greek party SYRIZA. Baier is coordinator of the network transform! europe. The meeting served the purpose of introducing an unconventional dialogue in the face of an increasingly dangerous global situation.
Massive protests in Spain against the Government’s plans of exacerbating the abortion laws have shown results today: Prime Minister Rajoy has had to abandon these plans and the conservative Minister of Justice, Ruiz-Gallardón, who had been responsible for the draft of the bill, has resigned.
More than 2000 people from across Europe and beyond gathered in Paris, from the 19 to 23 August, on the occasion of the “European Summer University for Social Movements” – organized by the network Attac Europe. Transform! participated in the event as one of the co-organizers.
transform! is a network of 29 European organizations from 20 countries, active in the field of political education and critical scientific analysis, and is the recognized corresponding political foundation of the European Left Party (EL).
Under the unfortunately red-hot slogan: “Stand up for Peace – In Solidarity” about 300 participants and numerous day guests from Berlin and Brandenburg came together from 23 to 27 July for the 9th Summer University of the European Left.
Statement of the Executive Committee of KSČM’s Central Committee on Solidarity with the Communist Party of Ukraine and the Ukrainian anti-fascists, as approved on its 26th meeting on Friday, 1 August 2014:
September 4-5 there will be a NATO summit in Wales. On the agenda is a demand for all NATO countries to raise military budgets to at least 2% of the GDP. This is the direct preparation for an increased aggressive use of NATO military all over the world and the beginning of a new arms race.