Does the European Union deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

October 2012

Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU for maintaining peace is like crediting Alexander Graham Bell for the i-phone. Since its formation in 1993, the EU has increasingly shunned peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights. 

EU Commission Forces Crisis-hit Countries to Privatise Water

October 2012

The European Commission is deliberately promoting privatisation of water services as one of the conditions of bailouts, it acknowledged in a letter to civil society groups.

EC, stop imposing privatisation of water!

October 2012

TNI and other civil society organisations, in an open letter, have denounced the European Comission's admission that it imposes water privatization conditionalities as part of its 'rescue' package to crisis countries.

Can Russia come up with a new foreign policy strategy?

October 2012

An illuminating  essay on historical developments in Russia's foreign policy over the last century that argues that only internal political collapse now has the chance to inaugurate a new foreign policy relevant to a post-crisis world.

To Euro or not to Euro?

September 2012

Transnational Institute/Real World Economics debate, 22 October: "To Euro or not to Euro" with Marica Frangakis (Nicos Poulantzas Institute), Geert Reuten (UvA, Senator of the SP) and Dimitris Pavlopoulos (VU Amsterdam).

Video: Syriza's alternatives for the Greek and EU debt crisis

August 2012

Pavlos Kazakopoulos of Syriza speaks on the alternatives they promote to resolve the Greek and EU debt crisis.

Crises and radical thinking on drug policy

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch
August 2012

Drug policy reform has always been a “two-steps forward, one-step back” undertaking and while creativity is being sought in the Americas, Europe is losing some of its pioneering spirit.

Premiere "The Brussels Business"

August 2012

The Brussels Business, Friedrich Moser en Matthieu Lietaert, 2012 (Nederlands ondertiteld)

Zondag 2 September 19.00h

Filmtheater Kriterion

Roetersstraat 170 Amsterdam

Syriza shines a light

July 2012

In Greece, a radical left coalition is actively preparing for power in society and in parliament. Hilary Wainwright reports from Athens.

Strengthening Community Water Management in Africa

Jean-Claude Magalhaes, Yves Duval and Mario Milanesi
July 2012

Over the last ten years, a successful public-public partnership has taken shape between the water users associations in a rural region of Senegal, the French city of Cherbourg-Octeville as well as several other partners including civil society groups in Senegal and Europe.