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Newsletter 28 January 2014
Since December 2009 the transform! europe newsletter has been published regularly once a month. It 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
EuroMemorandum 2014
The Deepening Divisions in Europe and the Need for a Radical Alternative to EU Policies
By Walter Baier
2014 will be a crucial year in the development of the European Union. The elections for the European Parliament taking place in May will offer the possibility for the European populations to give their verdict on the policies by which the European Union has responded to the crisis. [read more... ]
Abortion Law in Spain: The Return of Francoism
By Adoración Guamán, Marga Ferré
The voluntary interruption of a pregnancy is a right that had for a long time been denied to women in Spain. With the exception of a short period during the second Spanish republic, abortion represented a crime until the year 2010. Now abortion is to be criminalised once again. [read more... ]
Albanian Political Forces and the EU Integration Process
By Detion Gjocaj
Following the publication of the latest EU progress report on Albania, an intense debate broke out over the country’s accession prospects. A first approximation of the political discourse expressed by Albanian parties – irrespective of size or ideology – would reveal that the issue ranks high at the... [read more... ]
Precarious Telemedicine Workers Strike
After the right-wing majority failed Left Bloc and Communist Party’s proposals in Parliament to integrate these workers with a legal work contract, last Friday more than half of the 400 workers of the telemedicine service “Saúde 24” (Health 24) went on strike against false autonomous workers,... [read more... ]
The Europe we want
By Alexis Tsipras
An article* by the candidate for the European Commission Presidency, President of SYRIZA and leader of the Greek opposition. [read more... ]
ETUC announces European demonstration for 4 April
Crisis Cannot be Solved without Sound Social Basis
The European Union will not get itself out of the crisis as long as it continues to ignore the real needs of its citizens, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has warned. [read more... ]
Report of the workshop held in Paris on 16 January – Part I
Consciousness in Europe in the Crisis
By Maxime Benatouil
Organized by Espaces Marx and transform! europe, the workshop entitled “Consciousness in Europe in the Crisis: Resignation and Rebelliousness faced with Capitalist Domination” gathered public-opinion specialists from Greece, Germany and France – as well as social scientists. [read more... ]
Conference Report
Which Journalism for Another Europe?
By Laura Leprêtre
The successful seminar taking place on 7 December in Brussels was an opportunity for representatives of mainstream and alternative media to discuss perspectives on the European information. [read more... ]
International Call for Submissions
Egon-Matzner-Award for Socio-Economics 2014
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Centre of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at the Vienna University of Technology, the Egon-Matzner-Award for Socio-Economics was established in 2012; it will be conferred on 12th June 2014 for the third time. [read more... ]
29 January 2014 – 26 March 2014
A Series of History Talks in Athens
First World War: The Beginning of a New World
The commemoration of the centenary of the First World War gives us the opportunity to embark upon a series of talks under the general title “Why does the world change? The Left in the 20th century: Strategic choices and historical conjunctures”. The talks are organized by Nicos Poulantzas Institute... [read more... ]
31 January 2014 – 01 February 2014
European Conference
“University, Science and Research: European Resistances and Alternatives”
At the eve of the forthcoming European elections, it is of crucial importance for the Left to tackle the disastrous consequences of the neoliberal management of research and university policies in the EU, as well as to raise awareness about the national resistances throughout the continent and to... [read more... ]
14 February 2014 – 01 January 1970
transform! AKADEMIA History Workshop
The one-day workshop aims at making progress in the work undertaken towards critical approaches in regards with the public use of European history – notably through the project “House of European History” – and preparing the publication of an historians’ common text. [read more... ]
22 February 2014 – 01 January 1970
Conference Announcement by transform!italia
A Mediterranean Alternative for a Renewed Europe
The old Franco-German axis on which the present European Union is built has become progressively dominated by the dictates of financial capital and neo-liberal ideology, ending up by producing the current economic and social crisis and a lack of democracy. [read more... ]
28 February 2014 – 01 March 2014
International Conference
“Freedom of Information under Pressure”
This event will gather more than 30 international speakers (academics, media practitioners, librarians, experts of open culture and public space, activists and policy makers) from Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom, and will call for an open discussion on the... [read more... ]
15 March 2014 – 01 January 1970
International Conference
“More Alternatives to Growth”
Transform!Danmark has existed for around two years and this is the third international conference organized by the network, continuing its work to help develop left alternatives. [read more... ]
28 March 2014 – 29 March 2014
Global Green-Left Conference on the Future of the Union
“Alter-EU: Beyond the Social Dimension of the EMU”
On 2 October 2013, the Commission published a paper setting out rough contours for deeper integration and for strengthening the EMU by creating a “social dimension”. The idea has been discussed in the past. This time it is also about responding to the Euro crisis and rising forces of nationalism. As... [read more... ]
23 July 2014 – 27 July 2014
Europe – Stand Up for Peace!
9th Summer University of the European Left
The time has come! Once more, the European Left and transform! europe this time together with DIE LINKE invite to the Summer University 2014. We want to debate, ponder current problems, discuss ideas, exchange thoughts and experiences, and of course celebrate and enjoy the summer. [read more... ]
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