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Newsletter 24 April 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
GUE/NGL: New rules will not tackle ‘too big to fail’ banks
Banking union package won’t shield citizens from unruly financial sector
In the banking union debate in the European Parliament on 15 April, GUE/NGL MEPs argued that the package does not solve the key problems that lead to citizens being forced to fork out for failed banks. [read more... ]
“Europa anders” Stands Up against the Assumption of Liabilities for Banks
By Barbara Steiner
For ten days Martin Ehrenhauser, front runner for “Europa anders” (Europe different), the Austrian electoral alliance of the Left, has been camped out in front of the Office of the Federal Chancellor in Vienna. The independent MEP and his fellow campaigners have been protesting against the bailout... [read more... ]
Municipal elections in France
Historic failure for Social-Democratic Left
By Elisabeth Gauthier
The abstention levels of 39% were a record high for municipal elections. They were particularly high in areas most affected by the crisis; in metropolitan communes; among the young; workers; and voters of the Front de Gauche (Left Front) and of the FN (National Front). In addition, almost 3 million... [read more... ]
Post-government Left seeking necessary electoral victory
By Teppo Eskelinen
The current situation of the Left in Finland has been characterised by the recent experiment of the Left in government. Dubbed the ”six-pack”, the government of 2011-2014 consisted of a wide range of parties with absolutely no political kinship. While the Finnish political system has always been... [read more... ]
The Italian Left Backing Tsipras
By Roberto Musacchio
The project is called “The Different Europe with Alexis Tsipras” and its name is written on a red background. Predictions indicate it could surpass, maybe even easily, the 4% electoral threshold. [read more... ]
Interview with Kees van der Pijl
Global Rivalries Today
By Orsan Senalp, Mehmet Senalp
How have global rivalries shaped the world we live in, and how do they continue to affect the way some of the most crucial geopolitical decisions of our time are made? In this interview with renowned political scientist Kees van der Pijl, we look at some of the most pivotal events of recent years,... [read more... ]
Outcomes of the International Debt Conference in Brussels
EL for Remodelling of European Financial Institutions
On 10 April the Party of the European Left (EL) and transform! europe jointly organized an International Conference in Brussels. The aim of the meeting was to explore the alternatives to solve the problem of the debt and stop the austerity policies. [read more... ]
Based on an Alter Summit Seminar on the Far Right
Theses on the Struggle against Right-Wing Extremism in Europe
To learn better to understand the realities in the different European countries regarding the Right in its various forms and also to study systematically the political issues involved, the Alter Summit network hold this European seminar “Strategies for the Struggle Against the Far Right and... [read more... ]
Report: International Conference in Copenhagen
“More Alternatives to Growth”
By Martin Jespersen, Inger V. Johansen
Tranform!Danmark held its third international conference on 15 March this year – the first and the second had taken place in March 2012 and 2013 respectively. These international conferences in Copenhagen are efforts to promote alternative thinking and politics to environmental and mainstream... [read more... ]
30 April 2014 – 03 May 2014
The Institute of Labour Studies’ May Day School 2014
“Classes on the Periphery”
Which classes exist on the European periphery today? The answer to this question cannot be purely academic. This year’s May Day School aims to identify the strongest and the weakest links of the concrete class alliances that reproduce the status quo at the expense of working people. [read more... ]
19 August 2014 – 23 August 2014
Attac Network
European Summer University for Social Movements
transform! europe will hold four workshops in the frame of the European Summer University for Social Movements (ESU), organized by the European Attac Network from 19 to 23 August at the University Paris-VII Diderot. [read more... ]
Free online publication out now
Europe Has a Different Future
The brochure “Europe Has a Different Future” is a co-production of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and transform! europe and collects critical contributions from Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Austria, Italy, Germany and other countries. [read more... ]
Free Online Publication
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Author: John Hilary. A Charter for Deregulation, an Attack on Jobs, an End to Democracy. Published by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels Office. [read more... ]
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