Democratising Europe is part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme. Over the last 10 years, TNI has exposed the flaws of the European Integration model and called for 'Another Europe' – rooted in economic, social and environmental justice. Read more about this project

Articles

A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

European Civil Society rejects TTIP, CETA and TISA

Saturday October 11  saw an extraordinary mobilization success. Over 400 actions were organized in 20 European countries to reject the secret trade deals that the EU is negotiating (TTIP, CETA and TiSA)
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Podemos and the new political practices

What are the reasons for the success of Podemos, its implications for Spanish and European politics and is it possible to imagine a similar development in the Netherlands?

Publications

Unpacking Competitiveness

ATTAC, Andy Storey, Alexandra Strickner, Steffen Stierle
The Competitiveness Pact is the final stage of the new EU economic governance architecture. In this primer, we expose the myths and reality surrounding competitiveness – and what it really means for the lives of Europeans.

The right to say no

Pia Eberhardt, Emma Lui, Stuart Trew
As European Union (EU) member states consider the implications of environmentally risky shale gas development (fracking), negotiations are underway for a controversial EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which would grant investors the right to challenge governments’ decision to ban and regulate fracking.

Guns, debt and corruption

High levels of military spending played a key role in the unfolding economic crisis in Europe and continues to undermine efforts to resolve it.

Events

September 2014

The Podemos Phenomenon and the new political practices

In contrast to what happened in other European countries, the Podemos phenomenon prevented that in Spain the frustration and discontent resulting from the EU austerity policies led to a raise of the support to far-right parties.
July 2014

Europe on the Brink

Europe is suffering from a bipolar economic disorder. Financial journalists divide the continent into two groups of nations - centre and periphery - not by geography but by credit rating. Europe on the Brink is a critical investigation of the root causes of this sovereign debt crisis, and the often misguided policy choices made to resolve it. This much-needed book offers a heterodox economic perspective on the causes, symptoms and solutions of the biggest economic issue currently facing Europe.
May 2014

“Shock Doctrine” Revisited

During this Real World Economics evening, we will reveal the authoritarian guise of the EU's responses to the crisis. While the ‘wealthy few’ are blessed with tax reductions and bailouts, the ‘working many’ have to bear the costs for the sake of competitiveness.

News

Netzfrauen: Europäische Bürgerinitiative fordert Verhandlungsstopp bei TTIP und CETA

14 July 2014
TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Abkommen – Das Freihandelsabkommen zwischen der EU und den USA – Mal ehrlich, wollen wir Europäer das? – Hormonfleisch – Geklonte Tiere – Gen-Lebensmittel – Chlorhühner – Aufgeweichte Kennzeichnungspflicht.

Broad Pan-EU civil society coalition rejects US-EU free trade deal process

21 May 2014
More than 120 organisations critizise the corporate agenda in the TTIP negotiations

People's Tribunal indicts Troika for destruction of European livelihoods

16 May 2014
On the 15-16th of May, representatives from organisations across Europe gave testimony to an era of financial, economic and social crisis which began in 2008. Their verdict? The EU's policies have taken Europe on a course towards social and political regression.