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Newsletter 25 April 2017

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
French Presidential Election
An Earthquake? Yes and No
By Maxime Benatouil
After the predicted but non-the-less spectacular result of the first round of the presidential election, on the left urgent questions are burning each and everyone’s lips: what shall we do in two weeks? [read more... ]
Appropriating Europe as a Common
By Walter Baier
The political crisis, which, 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, haunts Europe, is heavy and resists any easy interpretation.- Speech at the event ‘A Europe for the People and by the People’ at the Rome University during the mobilisations on occasion of the Rome Treaty celebrations. [read more... ]
On the current Lukács affair
The Destruction of Reason
By Matthias István Köhler
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences wants to dissolve the Georg Lukács Archives in Budapest. On a campaign against ‘Leftists’ and ‘Liberals’. [read more... ]
How to Go Beyond the Portuguese ‘Contraption’ Government?
By Bruno Góis
The agreement of parliamentary majority between the Socialist Party and the left parties, signed after the 2015 election is not only unprecedented in the Portuguese democracy but arose from unique conditions as well. [read more... ]
Seminar Report
European Social Democracy: Opponents or Potential Partners?
By Angelina Giannopoulou
This two-days workshop in Madrid in March aimed to reveal the present state of the European Social Democracy, through a concrete analysis of the European Social Democratic parties in Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, and Belgium. [read more... ]
Finnish municipal elections
A Success for the ‘Left Alliance’
By Jukka Pietiläinen
Good news from the North: In the Finnish municipal elections on 9 April 2017, the Left Alliance reached 8.8% of the vote which corresponds to a plus of 0.8%. The success was due to a successful election campaign and the good work of party chairperson Li Andersson. [read more... ]
11 May 2017 – 12 May 2017
Symposium: History of Europe
The Crisis of Europe and its Institutions
The international colloquium on the history of Europe and its institutions is jointly organised by Espaces Marx, transform! europe, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Fondation Gabriel Péri, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord, CNRS, University Paris 13, and University Paris 8. [read more... ]
29 May 2017
Workshop in the European Parliament
Affordable Energy, a Basic Social Right – How to Abolish Energy Poverty?
On Monday, 29 May 2017, the Delegation DIE LINKE. in the European Parliament, the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels and transform! europe organise a workshop on energy poverty. [read more... ]
19 July 2017 – 23 July 2017
12th Summer University of the European Left
Every year since 2005 activists, party members, and members of social movements from all over Europe and beyond meet for four days to jointly develop ideas for an alternative Europe. The Summer Universities are jointly organized by transform! europe and the Party of the European Left. [read more... ]
28 September 2017 – 30 September 2017
Call for Papers (Deadline: 14 May)
23rd Annual Conference of the EuroMemo Group
This year’s conference is dedicated to the question ‘Can the EU still be saved? The implications of a multi-speed Europe’. It will be jointly hosted with the Nicos Poulantzas Institute and the Department of Geography at Harokopio University in Athens. Proposals for papers should be submitted by 14... [read more... ]
The Verdict of the LuxLeaks Appeal
By Justin Turpel
On 15 March 2017, the Luxembourg court of appeal ruled on the ‘LuxLeaks’ scandal. [read more... ]
ePaper on an Offensive Double Strategy
Germany Sets Course
By Michael Brie, Mario Candeias
This paper on German politics deals with several questions: What is the current situation? How to organize a so-called third pole, the political camp of solidarity? How to re-organize the left party and how to handle the question of a centre-left government? [read more... ]
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