At its fifth congress held in Berlin in 2016, the Party of the European Left (EL) decided to set up an annual forum of progressive forces with the aim of being able to intervene more effectively in European public debate.
In mid-September, representatives of member organisations, employees and guests met at our coordination office for our annual Members‘ Meeting. Almost 50 participants engaged in general political discussions and the Members adopted the organisation’s budget and working schedule for 2020.
On 30 October the Madrid City Council approved the celebration on 23 August of the Day of European Remembrance of the Victims of Stalinism and Nazism to pay homage to the victims of the communist and National Socialist regimes and other totalitarian and authoritarian regimes’, following an initiative promoted by the ultra-right group Vox.
When the left thinks about alternatives they usually envision struggles. Already Marx and Engels understood the history of all societies up to then as 'the history of class struggles'. Wolfgang Kessler, chief editor for more than twenty years of the Publik-Forum – a left-oriented Catholic journal – shows that these struggles also require an art.
El domingo 10 de noviembre hubo elecciones generales en España y 48 horas más tarde, los líderes del PSOE y de Unidas Podemos (UP), Pedro Sánchez y Pablo Iglesias, anunciaron un gobierno de coalición de izquierdas en España. Lea el artículo de Marga Ferré y el acyerdo entre el PSOE y UP.
On Saturday, 19 October, transform! europe’s member organisation Fundació l’Alternativa celebrated the XII edition of the Race and Walk Lluís Companys – an event that bundles historical memory, giving voice to republican values, sports and culture. An active and festive way of claiming peace culture and solidarity between peoples and nations.
It is with joy that we followed live images of the release of Brazil’s former President Lula da Silva from incarceration.
Lula’s imprisonment since April 2018 was the result of an unfair political process, part of an institutional coup that led to President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, to prevent...
This is a first in the balance of power between the Commission – the EU executive – and the European Parliament. Even before the scrutiny of the candidates for the future College of Commissioners, headed by Ursula von der Leyen, began on 30 September, two candidates were blocked by a majority of...
La dirección de transform! europa lanza la siguiente carta abierta sobre la resolución "Europa debe recordar su pasado para construir su futuro", adoptada por la mayoría del Parlamento Europeo, rechazada por el grupo GUE / NGL.
Significant political changes in Hungary: In the larger cities, the fragmented opposition parties and civil organizations were able to increase their support due to the collaboration of different opposition factions. As a result of the disproportionate electoral system, in some places opposition was able to obtain a significant majority.
The 2019 Polish parliamentary elections were held on 13 October 2019. All 460 members of the Sejm and 100 senators of the Senate were elected. The ruling PiS win the elections, far-right enters the parliament, whilst the left returns to parliament.
Is nationalism capable of dealing with, or even addressing, the issues of our time? Dealing with this question, the Balkan Society for Theory and Practice (BSTP) – supported by transform! europe – held its second annual workshop in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Social democrats and left parties reach 61% of the mandates at the National Assembly; the right attains a smashing defeat; three new political forces enter the parliament, including the far-right; lowest turnout ever (54.5% and minus 300,000 votes)
La judicialización de los sucesos políticos conocidos como “el procés” nunca debería haber ocurrido. Es una muestra de la incapacidad que han tenido la mayoría de fuerzas políticas implicadas para abordar dialogada mente un problema que es estrictamente político, ni de orden público ni judicial. 40...