Currently, the course for the further development of the European Union is being set. This newsletter therefore focuses on the current economic policy of the EU, in particular reflecting on the most recent EU Council decisions and the Commission‘s loosening of Member State aid rules – both of which threaten to further increase social differences within the EU. Against the background of the incipient global economic crisis, we also address the need for a Universal Basic Income across Europe. The current disputes in the Union around a safe return to work are described in a shop steward’s account of how he experienced the re-opening.
Our first webinar after the summer break is dedicated to the effects of the lockdown on art workers – who were usually active under precarious conditions already before the lockdown: Support Art Workers, 4 Sept., 18:00 (CET).
Good news from the left in Croatia: In an interview with Katarina Peović, the recently elected MP for the green-left coalition, we learn more about the reasons for their success, their political programme, and European cooperations.
We wish you stimulating reading!
Michael Hollogschwandtner, web editor, for transform! europe
Peović: "The left is now in Croatia's parliament and defends the working people."
The green-left coalition, gained 7 percent at the Croatian parliamentary elections. Read the interview with Dr. Katarina Peović, member of <i>Radnička fronta</i> (RF, <i>Workers’ Front</i>) and recently elected MP for <i>Možemo!</i>