Europe

EU in crisis - another Europe is possible

May 2012

A new Pan-European network to fight against the EU's austerity policies and support a fairer, greener, more democratic Europe has been launched in Brussels, following two days of discussion and debate at CEO's conference on the EU in Crisis.

Mr. Walden Bello, Member of Philippine Parliament, denied entry to Belgium

May 2012

A statement regarding the treatment of Walden Bello upon arriving at Zaventem airport.

Contribution to the Sub-Committee on the Referendum on the EU Treaty

Andy Storey
April 2012

It is clear that voices all across Europe and beyond, and from all across the political spectrum, are opposed to this treaty.  Many are urging the Irish people to reject it and, if given the chance, would be campaigning for its rejection by referendum in their own countries.

The Fiscal Compact on European Budget Discipline

Heikki Patomäki
April 2012

European political leaders and the institutions of the European Union have reacted to the Euro crisis by creating conditional debt packages, in cooperation with the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Such “aid packages” typically prescribe severe austerity measures, similar to the structural adjustment programmes applied to many troubled developing countries, especially since the 1980s. The results have rarely been a success. 2

 

The EU Fiscal Pact and the Constitutionalisation of Austerity Forever

April 2012

Real World Economics/Transnational Institute invite you to the public debate:

The EU Fiscal Pact and the Constitutionalisation of Austerity Forever


Second Spring Social Conference

March 2012

The Joint Social Conference is an initiative of Trade Unions and social movements in Europe mobilizing on the European Crisis.

Buying back the public, 136 euros at a time

Mary Ann Manahan, Focus on the Global South
March 2012

 “They can do whatever they want with us but that will be over our dead bodies”.

The choice for Greece: a post-modern coup or a new kind of society?

Alex Nunns
March 2012

"Every few months there is an event that is more than a demonstration but less than a revolt. And every time it gets bigger.”

The Crisis Phase 2: Eastern Europe

Joachim Becker
March 2012

During the second phase of the crisis in Europe, the attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Southern euro zone countries. However, Eastern Europe is affected as well though in an uneven way.

The Fiscal Compact Bypasses Democracy and the Rule of Law

Lukas Oberndorfer
March 2012

The adoption of the “fiscal compact” through a treaty under international law bypasses the already feeble democratic and constitutional requirements of European law.