Covid-19

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Blog

    The First "res publica" of Humanity?
  • The UN General Assembly has convened a Special Session on the Covid-19 pandemic at the level of Heads of State and Government on 3 and 4 December next. It took more than a year of discussions to overcome the opposition of certain states, notably the United States of former President Donald Trump.
    transform! europe Podcasts
  • transform! europe's online interview series "The Left Reflects" with Luciana Castellina, Alex Demirović, Nancy Fraser, Leo Panitch, Gayatri Spivak, and Hilary Wainwright now available as podcast – in cooperation with Austrian left-wing platform Mosaik.
    COVID-19. Global public health remains "a private thing"
  • The United States of Trump tried everything to derail the 75th UN General Assembly and thus jeopardise the future of the United Nations. The president of China, XI Jinping, by unexpectedly declaring on 24 September that his country had just approved the decision to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060,...
    2020: Greenhouse gases at record levels and getting worse.
  • Lockdown and economic slowdown in many countries have only slightly mitigated the further increase in greenhouse gas emissions. According to the latest report coordinated by the WMO, the world is still ‘not on track to meet agreed targets to keep global temperature increase well below 2 °C or at 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels’.
    Diary of a Pandemic Shop Steward
  • After the death of my colleague and friend, I became the main trade union representative at my workplace, a small charity helping disabled people in Lambeth (London). As many other union activists across Europe, I am now involved in the struggle of workers to a safe workplace…
    The Pandemic as Part of a Much Broader Crisis of Civilisation
  • The corona crisis has already killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Politicians and society as a whole have rightly focused on combating the virus. However, underneath the pandemic there is still an environmental catastrophe exploding in slow motion. The corona crisis is only a small part of this puzzle.
    Economic Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Czech Republic
  • The Czech Republic has so far fared well in containing the pandemic. However, the economic consequences of the lockdown and the rapidly worsening situation in the world economy are yet to come. This article deals with economic measures implemented to mitigate the economic consequences of the pandemic through the eyes of political economy.
    What Awaits Slovakia After the Pandemic?
  • The pandemic crisis hit Slovakia in its most vulnerable period – just after the parliamentary elections in which the opposition defeated the coalition. Despite the fact that Bratislava had to manage a transition to a new government, Slovakia is one of the least affected countries. But for how long?
    "Plague Soft" in Arcadia: Lithuania Comes to Grips with Covid-19
  • The old Grand Duchy of Lithuania was variously described and compared to classic Arcadia, with its bucolic, rustic landscapes and woods, and the supposed tranquillity of its agrarian population. These rhetorical traditions persisted into modern nationalism, including the idea of Arcadian naivety and...
    Covid-19 and the Western Working Classes
  • The Covid-19 Shock Meets an Impending Economic Recession As of March 2020, the world is back to the future. The global financial crisis of 2007-2008, which escalated into a global financial meltdown in September 2008, was supposed to be the big bang crisis, a once in a lifetime event. And yet, here...
    States of Emergency in Europe: Poland
  • Series of overviews by authors of our network on political measures of state of emergency in European countries. The selection will be extended continuously.
    The Virus Hits an Ill-Prepared Europe
  • The healthcare system of the EU country most afflicted by the coronavirus, Italy, has severely suffered from neoliberal cuts and privatisations in recent years. And the health emergency has greatly accelerated the imminent arrival of the next economic emergency. With it we are facing a watershed moment.

Publication

    The Covid-19 Pandemic: the End of Neoliberal Globalisation?
  • Leading Czech and Slovak scientists from various disciplines have contributed to this eDossier. Supported by transform! europe, economists, philosophers, sociologists, political scientists, historians, geologists and culturologists were brought together to reflect on the ongoing pandemic.

Calendar

    During and After the Pandemic: What Health Politics in Europe?
  • To analyse concrete solutions to the ongoing healthcare crisis and to discuss ways to fight inequalities in the access to healthcare services – after decades of neoliberal policies –, this webinar brings together health professionals from different European countries. Join us!
    Economic Reactions of EU Members States to the Covid-19 Crisis
  • transform! europe presents the results of the research programme on the economic intervention of nine European countries. An online panel in cooperation with Assoziation für Kritische Gesellschaftsforschung (AKG), an association of German-speaking social scientists.
    Progressive Solutions for the Pandemic
  • For the first time, political foundations and centers for political training for have joined efforts to discuss left and progressive solutions and ways out of the crisis we live in.
    Greek Refugee Camps and the Covid-19 Crisis
  • Κaterina Anastasiou, transform! europe, discussed with the Director of Amnesty International Greece and the activist of the civil society rescue mission Mediterranea:saving humans, on the current life-threatening situation for refugees and migrants in Greece. Watch the full webinar.

Webinars

    Greek Refugee Camps and the Covid-19 Crisis
  • Κaterina Anastasiou, transform! europe, discussed with the Director of Amnesty International Greece and the activist of the civil society rescue mission Mediterranea:saving humans, on the current life-threatening situation for refugees and migrants in Greece. Watch the full webinar.