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Newsletter 20 April 2019

The newsletter informs about activities of our network, European and worldwide political developments and initiatives of social movements.

Featured Article
Analysis
Brexit: the back story
By Andrew Burgin, Kate Hudson
On 23 June 2016, the electorate of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar voted to decide if the country should remain a member of, or leave, the European Union. The referendum was a Conservative Party manifesto commitment in the general election of May 2015. The Prime Minister and leader of the... [read more... ]
Blog
Left Alliance Took Victory in Finnish Parliamentary Elections
By Jukka Pietiläinen
Left Alliance won in Finnish parliamentary elections for the first time since 1995. Social Democratic Party won and became the largest party in parliament but also right-wing populist The Finns party preserved its former support and became second. Finnish parliament is now more left-wing and green,... [read more... ]
Speech at the ¡No Pasaran! Conference
The Reactionary Rebellion
By Walter Baier
The experiences in Hungary, Poland, Austria and elsewhere make clear the antidemocratic character of these right-wing extremist parties, which, once in government, infiltrate the state apparatus in order to take precautions against their being deprived of power again. Is it possible to speak, in a... [read more... ]
Conference Report
¡No Pasaran!
By Kate Hudson
In March, over four hundred people gathered in central London for the ¡NO PASARAN! conference - to confront the rise of the far right and plan for cooperation and coordinated action to meet the threats we face. [read more... ]
Interview
Reflections of An Accidental Politican - Interview With Costas Douzinas
By Barbara Steiner
Costas Douzinas is president of the Nikos Poulantzas Institute, Professor of Law and Head of the Humanities faculty at Birkbeck University. He is also member of the Greek parliament and Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Foreign Relations, which submitted the Prespes... [read more... ]
Homage
In Memory of My Friend and Comrade, Javier Navascués (1957-2018)
By Haris Golemis
On the 15th of February 2019, Scientific and Strategic Consultant of transform! europe, was invited to participate in a panel discussion organised by the Foundation of Marxist Research (FIM) to commemorate its former president and member of the Communist Party of Madrid, Javier Navascués who died a... [read more... ]
Project Presentation
Resume of the Water Project 2018
By Adelina Escandell i Grases
transform! europe supports the Water Project, organised by the Fundació l'Alternativa, to contribute through debate and reflection to the democratic impulse of decision-making in the management of water by the municipalities, promoting sustainable territorial planning, making use of green energies... [read more... ]
transform! europe's new observer organization
R-komplex
Recently, transform! europe could welcome R-komplex as new observer organization. Read about R-kompleX presenting itself. [read more... ]
Publications
eDossier
The New Right and the Old Left in South-East Europe
By Walter Baier, Stanislav Dodov Rade Dragojević Angelina Giannopoulou Nenad Glišić Dinko Kreho Tadej Kure Miloš Perović Florin Poenaru Tjaša Pureber Artan Sadiku
In recent years Europe has experienced an unexpected rise in the power and influence of the far-right. At the same time, some of the traditionally most important left-wing parties experienced their demise. To shed a light on the interconnectedness of these two processes, transform! europe offers... [read more... ]
eDossier
Different Scenarios for the Future of the Monetary Union
By Roland Kulke, Marica Frangakis Kenneth Haar Steffen Lehndorff
At the 2018 Summer University of transform! europe and the European Left Party in Vienna, the discussion regarding the best monetary system for the EU represents one of the most hotly discussed debates in left circles - hardly surprising, given the relevance of this issue. [read more... ]
EuroMemo 2019
Prospects For A Popular Political Economy in Europe
As in past years, transform! europe supports the EuroMemo Group in producing the printed versions of EuroMemorandum. [read more... ]
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