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Newsletter 03 March 2015
Our newsletter contains information about the activities of our network, its members and observing members and about important initiatives of social movements we are taking part in.
Featured Article
The Far Right in Europe
By Walter Baier
We have launched a thematical Focus on “Radical, Far and Populist Right” on our website: Can right-wing parties with a nationalist and populist agenda come into power even in the big states of the EU? Of which character is the challenge they are posing to the Left? [read more... ]
Reading The Greek Deal Correctly
By James K. Galbraith
On 20 February, as news of the Brussels deal came through, Germany claimed victory and it is no surprise that most of the working press bought the claim. They have high authorities to quote and to rely on. Thus from London The Independent reported: “several analysts agreed that the results of the... [read more... ]
10 Points on the Eurogroup Decision
By Elena Papadopoulou
1. The Eurogroup of the 20th of February was the end of the first (short) round of negotiations between the new Greek government and its European partners. [read more... ]
Short report of the Vienna Seminar
Civil society's response to the political change in Greece
With the SYRIZA government in Greece Europe, the Left in Europe as well as progressive social movements and trade unions are entering in a new phase with new opportunities and challenges. transform! europe invited on 23 and 24 February to a seminar in order to deepen the discussion on how to cope... [read more... ]
Party of the European Left states
Bridging agreement at the Eurogroup: a first step to put an end to austerity
The list of reforms of the SYRIZA government has been accepted on 24 February by the Eurogroup. The fight for democracy and against austerity in Europe is far from being finished, but this bridging agreement is a very important first step. [read more... ]
ITUC on the Greece-EU Accord
IMF should not play politics with European recovery
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has strongly criticised the negative attitude the International Monetary Fund has taken towards the agreement reached on 24 February between Eurozone finance ministers and the Greek government for a four-month extension of the current European... [read more... ]
Conference report
Nicos Poulantzas, a Marxism for the 21st century
By Alexis Cukier
An international conference gathered philosophers, historians, sociologists and geographers around the question of the actuality of Nicos Poulantzas thought. [read more... ]
Civil society groups denounce “regulatory cooperation” in TTIP negotiations
Regulatory cooperation is the ultimate tool to prevent or weaken future public interest standards. Civil society organisations denounce it as a danger to democracy and an attempt to put the interests of big business before the protection of citizens, workers and the environment. [read more... ]
07 March 2015 – 08 March 2015
Using politics and science to combat the TTIP and FRACKING
3rd Conference of the Euro-Mediterranean network of social movements and entities against the abusive exploitation of fossil fuels [read more... ]
14 March 2015
International Conference by Transform!Danmark
Alternatives to Global Capitalism? – Exploring possibilities for a No-Growth Agenda
The purpose of the conference is to continue the debate on the ecological and equitable alternatives to mainstream economy and thinking, this time by raising the central issue of alternatives to global Capitalism and on possibilities for a No-Growth Agenda. [read more... ]
14 March 2015 – 15 March 2015
Seminar by ELP's Education Working Group
Education seen through women’s eyes
Speaking about education means pointing something essential in society: formation of personalities of citizens and printing a mark in collective culture. For years, neo-liberalism has a distraint on educational systems in Europe. Results: a school policy which destroys the social cohesion, ruins... [read more... ]
17 March 2015 – 18 March 2015
Protest against the Troika and austerity politics
THE LEFT PARTY in parliament at Blockupy Frankfurt
The blackmail against the new Greek government by the ECB and the German government clearly shows the significance of the Blockupy protest on this day of the ECB opening on March 18th and at this place in Frankfurt with the new ECB headquarter. It is the ECB which enforces austerity politics and the... [read more... ]
18 March 2015 – 01 January 1970
BLOCKUPY: Our time to act has come!
Transnational Actions against the ECB’s Opening Gala
Blockupy calls for a strong international participation in the actions on 18 March, the day when the European Central Bank (ECB) wants to open its new headquarters in Frankfurt. There will not only be a disobedient mass action on 18 March itself, but also a diversity of demonstrations, blockades and... [read more... ]
24 March 2015 – 28 March 2015
transform! at the WSF 2015
The World Social Forum (WSF) is an open meeting place where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, for... [read more... ]
Sotiris Koskoletos, Elena Papadopoulou (eds):
Crisis, Debt and the Development Perspective
This book is a co-publication of transform! europe and the Nicos Poulantzas Institute including essays written by academics, economists and scientific advisors, based on the presentations made in the framework of NPI’s Conference held in Athens in December 2013 under the title “The Debt Crisis and... [read more... ]
Printed EuroMemo 2015 – English Edition
What future for the European Union – Stagnation and polarisation or new foundations?
As in past years, transform! europe has taken on the responsibility for the production of the printed versions of EuroMemorandum in English, French, and German. [read more... ]
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