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Newsletter 16 July 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
We need a Plan B: for another Europe, for all of Europe!
By Walter Baier, Elisabeth Gauthier
After five months of negotiations conducted in an authoritarian and arrogant manner, 18 heads of state and government of the Euro-group under the leadership of Germany’s finance minister, have forced an agreement on Greece’s democratically elected government that contradicts SYRIZA’s electoral... [read more... ]
Blog
Pierre Laurent:
“It is a challenge to withstand these colonialist practices”
Interview in L'Humanité with Pierre Laurent, leader of the French Communist Party and president of the Party of the European Left. [read more... ]
Statement by 'Blockupy goes Athens', July 12
Understanding the Defeat Means Preparing a Victory
The Greek Dilemma and Us. Nine provisional considerations after both the popular Oxi and Syriza’s Yes to the Memorandum. This is being written after the vote in the Greek parliament and before the final decision of the Eurogroup. At the moment, everything is open, and we are certain of only a couple... [read more... ]
Alexis Tsipras’ statement following the conclusion of the Eurozone Summit
We have been fighting hard for six months now, and we fought until the end to achieve the best possible outcome, an agreement that will enable the country to get back on its feet, and for the Greek people to be able to continue to fight. [read more... ]
Op-Ed in The Guardian
Behind Germany’s refusal to grant Greece debt relief
By Yanis Varoufakis
The question is: Why is the German finance Minister, Dr Wolfgang Schäuble, resisting a sensible, mild, mutually beneficial debt restructure? [read more... ]
“This Eurogroup list of demands is madness”
Paul Krugman: Killing the European Project
Suppose you consider Tsipras an incompetent twerp. Suppose you dearly want to see Syriza out of power. Suppose, even, that you welcome the prospect of pushing those annoying Greeks out of the euro. [read more... ]
ETUC Open Letter to EU Leaders
The European Trade Union Confederation issued an important open letter, considering the historical dimension in the confrontation between the European institutions and the Greek government. [read more... ]
Greece
Illegal, Illegitimate, Odious and Unsustainable Debt
Executive Summary of the report from the Truth Committee on Public Debt of the Greek Parliament. [read more... ]
The TTIP and the Struggle for Sovereignty and Dignity
By Amelia Martínez Lobo
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is being negotiated with the usual secrecy as the other trade agreements between the US and the European Union (through the European Commission, the executive and legislative organ) and it represents a frontal attack against democracy,... [read more... ]
Party of the European Left - transform! europe
Summer University 2015
The 10th annual Summer University of the Party of the European Left in cooperation with transform! europe took place in Litoměřice, Czech Republic, 8-12 July. It was hostesd by KSČM (Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia), SDS (Party of Democratoc Socialism) and SPED (Society For European... [read more... ]
Calendar
16 July 2015 – 19 July 2015
Watch the conference via Livestream
Democracy Rising World Conference 2015
Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) First World Conference on the subject “Democracy Rising: From Insurrections to ‘Event’” [read more... ]
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