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.
Call on your MEP to oppose EU's proposed Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Peru and Central America because they will undermine human rights, increase unemployment and put corporate profits above human needs.
Did fiscal irresponsibility cause the EU crisis? Are European institutions democratically accountable? Is the European Commission politically neutral? Check out TNI's debates with a representative of the European Commission.
When the financial crisis hit Europe in 2008, governments reacted by bailing out the banks; expensive bailouts which contributed heavily to the current sovereign debt crisis. The EU’s response has since been to develop stronger rules to impose budgetary discipline, focusing on cutting government expenses rather than increasing revenues.
This year's Madrid summit marks a key milestone in the ongoing development of the Enlazando Alternativas network for both highlighting EU complicity with human rights and environmental abuses and highlighting the real alternatives offered by social movements of integration and development that respect the rights of people, communities, and protect the environment.
This new session of the Tribunal –the third one to be held at the bi-regional level– will take place in Madrid, Spain, on May 14th and 15th, in the framwork of the Fourth Enlazando Alternatives Summit (EA4).
This framework document aims to outline the principal ideas, arguments and core concepts that have developed over the long and rich process of the work driven by the Europe Latin America & Caribbean bi-regional Network Enlazando Alternativas and by the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal over the past five years.
An examination of the contrast between the EU‘s professed aims for supporting regional integration in Latin America with the actual experiences of the different regions in LA with which the EU is seeking to sign Association Agreements.