Despite current critical health risks, the US military will continue with its plans for a large-scale combat exercise in Europe involving the deployment of tens of thousands of personnel – Defender 2020. Read the statement of the GUE/NGL group.
The healthcare system of the EU country most afflicted by the coronavirus, Italy, has severely suffered from neoliberal cuts and privatisations in recent years. And the health emergency has greatly accelerated the imminent arrival of the next economic emergency. With it we are facing a watershed moment.
The leitmotif of the parliamentary elections was the question of whether the opposition would be able to remove Smer-SD and its chairman Robert Fico from government. Although coalition negotiations are still ongoing, it is clear that Fico is going into opposition and his former coalition partners are outside parliament
The 4th International Conference will be held in Bilbao, on 15-17 October. This Conference will be organized and funded by transform! europe and the University of the Basque Country, along with Iratzar Foundation, Bilbo-Barcelona Critical Theory Group, Berliner Institut für Kritische Theorie (Inkrit) and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, among others.
Feminisms On Wheels, an initiative co-organized by transform! europe, is an activist project that aims to bring feminist activism to new regions of the country and to strengthen the local presence of women's struggles. The success of this type of initiative is fundamental for the contemporary feminist movement.
On the 8th of March, International Women's Rights Day, voices will be raised around the world to remind us of past, present and future struggles. We, women of the Party of the European Left, show our solidarity and support all the mobilizations called by feminist movements in Europe.
The next Slovak parliamentary election will be held on 29 February 2020. All 150 members of the National Council will be elected and the leader of the resultant government will become the Prime Minister.
To Eduard Šebo, the electoral struggles in Slovakia seem to be like military word battles, he describes it using this terminology.
Fall 2019 was quite an intense and fruitful period for the young and new activists specially among students. More students were coming back to the capital to the University of Tirana from their hometowns, the academic year is about to start and so is the ongoing struggle.
The conference “Economic democracy and self-governance in enterprise: history, theories, perspectives” can be considered as one of the main arrival points of the project “Democracy as self-government” in 2019, proposed to Transform!Europe by Sinistra XXI, Italian leftist think tank.
The Labour Party was decisively defeated in the UK general election of December 2019. The most immediate result is that the UK has now left the European Union. Brexit however does not just mean leaving the European Union but it represents the victory of a global far-right phenomenon; Trump in the...
When thinking about the situation of feminism in Lithuania, the film Kramer vs. Kramer springs to mind. Or, perhaps it would be better to say that what arises is discussion within feminist circles about this film, decades after it was first seen on the screen.
The Irish general election result has totally transformed the Irish political landscape but in so doing is likely to also change the Anglo-Irish relationship and the relationship between the two parts of Ireland. In order to understand the full impact of Sinn Féin gaining its largest vote in the...
Luc Triangle, General Secretary of industriAll (the Trade Union Federation of Trade Unions in the manufacturing, mining and energy sectors) reminds us: "decarbonisation is not happening in a social vacuum. Years of austerities have increased precariousness and inequalities while weakening public services and threatening workers' rights".
Samantha Mason from the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS, UK) focuses in her contribution on the importance of the transformation of the energy sector in our struggle to stop net CO2 emissions. Hereby she stresses one of the most urgent, and often neglected, points that we cannot rely on decentralised transformatory solutions only.