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Newsletter 14 December 2016

We cordially thank our members, observers and friends for assisting transform! europe’s activities and wish you pleasant holidays and a prosperous New Year! 

Featured Article
Presidential Elections in Austria
Winning a Battle, Not the War
Austria’s far-right has suffered a setback, but it would be a mistake to believe the dynamic that created is broken. [read more... ]
The Referendum in Italy
Because History is Made by the People
By Roberto Morea
The air is clean and re-energising, but the journey does not end here; we are now entering a period that will be more delicate and, in some respects, more difficult. [read more... ]
The French Left at the Eve of the Presidential Election
By Maxime Benatouil
Almost five years of ‘Hollandism’ has left progressive political forces in disarray and poisoned up to the very idea of the Left. [read more... ]
EU-Russian relations
The EU and Russia: Is There a Way Out?
By Veronika Sušová-Salminen
Current relations between the EU and Russia are going through a long-term crisis which raises several security issues regionally and globally. [read more... ]
Report of the Helsinki Workshop
Analysing European Social Democracy: The Stance of the Left
By Angelina Giannopoulou, Jukka Pietiläinen
The workshop was dedicated to the state of affairs in European Social Democracy and the interrelation with the current crisis and the dismantling of European integration. In the framework of the event, we analyzed the decline of Social Democracy through the prism of post-democratic politics, as well... [read more... ]
Controlling Violations of Labour and Human Rights
By Adoración Guamán
The Second Session of the Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights concluded on Friday 28 October, after five days of extensive debate. [read more... ]
Poland, the Land of Evictions
By Piotr Ikonowicz
Poland is facing a housing and eviction crisis due to the disparity between low incomes and high housing costs. Recent developments in this area are both cause for celebration and concern. [read more... ]
Election Report
Green peasant blues in Lithuania
By Algirdas Davidavičius
Against the backdrop of the current rise in neo-nationalism and the growing xenophobia in the EU and across the Atlantic, one could say that the recent Lithuanian elections, which ended on 23 October, almost seemed to pass with bucolic tranquility. But it is a prelude to yet another phase of a... [read more... ]
Call for Papers: ITH Conference 2017
‘Worlds of Labour Turned Upside Down – Revolutions and Labour Relations in Global Historical Perspective’
After a long quarantine, “revolution” is back as a topic of historiographical debate. The upcoming anniversary of 1917 – arguably one of, if not the most momentous event of the 20th century – has further fuelled this renewed interest. [read more... ]
16 December 2016 – 18 December 2016
transform! at the 5th EL Congress
transform! europe invites to a reception on 17 December, will conduct a social science survey among the delegates and will be present with a stall. [read more... ]
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