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Newsletter 16 December 2014
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Featured Article
Greek Government Calls Time On Presidency Earlier Than Expected
As a result of “agonies” gripping it, the Greek government has brought forward the presidential elections and has called the parliament to anticipate the election of a new president. [read more... ]
What is the True Plan of Mr. Juncker?
By Christian Pilichowski
European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled on Wednesday 26 November his €315 bn investment plan to – in his opinion – kick-start EU growth and create one million jobs. Between empty announcement effects and further attacks on labour, what is the true plan of Mr. Juncker? [read more... ]
The Crisis of European Social Democracy and the Radical Left
By Walter Baier
Both statistics and political science research show that European Social Democracy is currently undergoing the most serious crisis since its foundation. [read more... ]
The Consequences of the TTIP on Labour: a Disaster Waiting to Happen
By Adoración Guamán
The seventh round of TTIP (the Free-Trade Agreement between the United States and the European Union) negotiations took place two months ago and the information that we have about the future Treaty remains limited and deeply biased. Its undeniable impact on the rights of workers on both sides of the... [read more... ]
Swedish Politics Up in the Air
By Petter Nilsson
Going into 2015, everything about the Swedish political landscape is up in the air. In a country where the social democrats held power – singlehandedly or supported by one or two other parties – during almost all of the 20th century, they are now unable to form even a coalition capable of getting... [read more... ]
Moldovan Elections 2014
Technologies of Democracy and Living Contradictions in Eastern Europe
By Ovidiu Tichindeleanu
The parliamentary elections in Moldova from 30 November should be a subject of interest for the global and European left. [read more... ]
Workshop Report
Re-Launching Industry for a European Productive-Social Transformation
By Maxime Benatouil
Over 20 participants from across Europe gathered in Paris on 8 and 9 December on the occasion of a transform! workshop dedicated to the re-launch of industry in Europe. [read more... ]
Conference Report
Police Democratization in Europe
By Theofanis Papageorgiou
Between 21 and 23 November, the Nicos Poulantzas Institute in cooperation with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the transform! network held an international workshop in the Athens Chamber of Crafts on the issue of “Democratization of Police in Europe”. [read more... ]
Michel Bauwens in Athens
Applied Policies on ‘Common Goods’: Results, Experiences and Future Goals
By Sotiris Koskoletos, Theodora Kotsaka
Short report of an open event and a set of seminars on common goods, peer-to-peer modes of production and cooperative economy, organised by the Nicos Poulantzas Institute in Athens from 8 to 13 November. [read more... ]
New Documentary Film
Who is Saving Whom?
Who is saving whom? Are the rich saving the poor? The politicians saving the banks? The bank rescue funds saving Europe? Or are the taxpayers saving some few individuals? To whose advantage is the so-called crisis? The new documentary film from Leslie Franke and Herdolor Lorenz sheds some light on... [read more... ]
Open call for artists and partners
European Grandma Project
The European Grandma Project is a cultural cooperation project in Europe, that aims to explore Europe’s history through its female narratives. [read more... ]
First Report – October 2014
Left Industrial Policy / Productive Transformation For Europe
By Maxime Benatouil, Elisabeth Gauthier
This is the first report of the new project dedicated to a Left Industrial Policy / Productive Transformation for Europe. It aims at presenting the preliminary results of the work undertaken by a Transform! interdisciplinary Working Group composed of economists, trade unionists and historians – as... [read more... ]
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