Blog


  • Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century
  • Modern Capitalism = An Oligarchic Society?

  • By Joachim Bischoff , Bernhard Müller | 09 Jul 14
  • Thomas Piketty, an economist who has for several years been dealing with the relations of distribution in capitalist societies, a field probed by Anthony Atkinson and Emmanuel Saez, has triggered a breach with traditional valuations and social perspectives in both science and public discussion.
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  • ELP Statement on Ukraine Conflict
  • No More War, No More Fascism!

  • 02 Jul 14
  • We call on all parties to the conflict to stop armed operations and to avoid further escalation of the situation. We are against repression by the military forces and armed militias. The conflict has to be solved by negotiations and political democratic means, as e.g. referenda.
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  • transform! in Solidarity with the Refugee Movement
  • Freedom Not Frontex

  • 01 Jul 14
  • The “March for Freedom” marched for one month against the EU’s migration and border regime from Strasbourg to Brussels, where 400 activists have met in an Action Camp. There are protests in many countries, the refugee movement is transnational.
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  • Interview with Gabi Zimmer

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 27 Jun 14
  • Recently re-elected at the head of the GUE/NGL parliamentary group, Gabi Zimmer (Die LINKE) delivers insights on the new GUE/NGL’s composition. It has significantly grown, gathering 52 MEPs for the new legislature while the group was composed of 35 in the former one.
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  • Video Records of International Conference in Dublin online!
  • “Challenging the Rule of Troika, Transforming Europe”

  • 25 Jun 14
  • On 10 March 2014, Dublin City University hosted a conference, co-organised with transform!europe, to investigate the effects of troika rule in the four countries subjected to IMF-ECB-EU programmes (Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus), while also looking at those countries hovering on the edge of such programmes, such as Spain.
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  • Outcomes of the International Debt Conference in Brussels
  • EL for Remodelling of European Financial Institutions

  • 25 Jun 14
  • On 10 April the Party of the European Left (EL) and transform! europe jointly organized an International Conference in Brussels. The aim of the meeting was to explore the alternatives to solve the problem of the debt and stop the austerity policies.
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  • GUE/NGL group increased from 35 to 52 MEPs, 50% female
  • Left MEPs re-elect Gabi Zimmer as President

  • 25 Jun 14
  • Newly elected MEPs from the European United Left / Nordic Green Left group in the European Parliament on 19 June voted Gabi Zimmer as the group’s new President. Zimmer held the office in the last legislature from 2012 onwards. The group emerged strengthened from last month’s European elections increasing by 50% from 35 to 52 MEPs.
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  • Rally against the rise of the extreme Right in Europe
  • Youth Protest Against the Arrival of Marine Le Pen

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 02 Jun 14
  • While the shock of the rise of far right political forces in numerous EU countries hasn’t passed yet, Belgian youth organizations – supported by a wide range of radical left parties and trade unions – decided to take the matter in their own hands. Coming from across the country, they organized a rally to protest against the arrival of Marine Le Pen at the European parliament on 28 May.
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  • Ukrainian Elections Results

  • By Volodymyr Ishchenko | 27 May 14
  • Exit-polls and preliminary results showed a decisive victory for Petro Poroshenko at the presidential elections in Ukraine on 25 May. One of the richest man in the country (7th rank according to Ukrainian Forbes list) with liberal economic program is taking 54% according to over 64% counted...
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  • The European Elections from a Left Perspective
  • Elections Live: Results, Highlights and First Statements

  • 20 May 14
  • In co-operation with Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Regards, transform! europe will provide you online with live reports during the election night: country-specific results, first comments, video statements of the left-wing candidates and our correspondents, as well as analyses and evaluations in the aftermath – and all of this with a particular focus on the Left.
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  • Unity Makes Strength
  • Party of the European Left Celebrates its 10 Years

  • 20 May 14
  • The Party of the European Left (EL) celebrated its 10th birthday last 9 May in Rome, the city where the project emerged from the imperative need to join forces in order to build a big Left at European level, beyond the Eurozone. The aim was to enhance the voice and to unify the power and the strategy of those who were fighting, from different countries, against the same neoliberalism.
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  • Useless European elections?

  • By Étienne Balibar | 20 May 14
  • A vicious circle must be broken, but this can arise only from inside the European perspective, through a mounting pressure of the Union’s citizens, who must at the same time avoid “sovereign” fallacies and “cosmopolitan” illusions.
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  • Regional Elections in Greece
  • New Advance of SYRIZA – A Hope for the European Left

  • 19 May 14
  • If the forces of the coalition in power sustain their position in the regions, the results of the first round of the local elections in Greece mark an important progress of SYRIZA on the whole national territory.
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