With 194 votes in favor the Greek parliament has finally given the green light for homosexual couples to enter into a civil union partnership.
Following a marathon debate, the body of the Greek parliament affirmed the relevant decree making it a formal law of the state.
This vote is undoubtedly a...
The summer of 2015 has come and gone. That summer, through the work of thousands of people claiming their right to safety, and of the thousands supporting them, EU borders have shaken. But as the winter sets in, fleeing conditions on all routes have degraded. Borders have regained power – through...
In 13 French regions a second round of regional elections was held. In seven regions, the Sarkozyite right has won (there used to be left-wing majorities in all of them before the elections). In five regions left-wing majorities were reached which are based on the lists affiliated with the Parti socialiste (PS) after the first round of elections.
On 3 December the Danes voted “No” to ending Denmark's opt-out on the EU’s justice and home affairs rules. Enhedslisten - the Red-Green Alliance are very happy about the result, which we see as a “No” to less democracy and less legal certainty – but not a “No” to international cooperation.
The Marx Conference in Stockholm 2013 was a huge success with more than 2.000 participants and contributors, such as John Bellamy Foster and Michael Heinrich. The conference centred on how Marxist theories can help our understanding of the contemporary era.
The Prague conference on Nov 14-15, on the Historical memory of Central and East European Communism organised by SOK (Association for Left Theory), Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and SPED (The Society for European Dialogue) - member organisation of transform! europe - was without a doubt event worth attending.
Following the diktats handed down by the troika, a directoire  consisting of five presidents of separate European structures is proposing to roll out the same financial and social measures imposed upon the Greek people across all the countries of the Eurozone. The opposition is already mobilising.
The results of the first round of regional elections confirm the gravity of the political situation in the country. Following on from the European election, the Front National (FN) is building on its position as a leading political party, with a majority that will amount to some 30% following the results of the regional elections on December 6.
In the aftermath of the kick-off workshop of the transform! / Akademia Working Group on Energy, the diversity and the richness of the contributions led us to compile them into an e-book. It does not pretend to be exhaustive, but rather to nourish the necessary diversity of the on-going discussions within the European progressive political sphere, as well of those of social movements and trade unions. It will be available on free access on the website of transform! europe in December.
The United Nations Conference on Climate (COP 21) is taking place in Paris. But while the situation is grim, international climate justice and social movements, citizens’ organisations and trade unions are determined to remain united in the Climate 21 Coalition.
On 30 November the 21st UN Climate Change Summit (COP21) started in Paris. All the way since the Rio Conference in 1992, the aim of these summits has been to agree on policies which can stop global warming and prevent climate catastrophe.
The issue of worldwide climate injustice has been high on the agenda of the global climate movement for several years. This injustice stems from the fact that many countries of the Global South are suffering the worst effects of anthropogenic climate change even though they themselves played a very small role in creating it.
The Coalition Climat 21 and all the organisations which are part of it express their solidarity with the victims of the attacks of 12 November in Beirut and those of 13 November in Paris, as well as their families and friends.
The world which we have always defended is not that one. The world which...