Europe

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

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Democratising Europe
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Statement by Corporate Europe Observatory and the Transnational Institute
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Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) express their indignation at the decision of the Belgian Immigration to deny entry to Mr. Walden Bello, who has been invited as a panelist to a two-day International Conference on Europe in Brussels. Mr. Bello, an elected Representative of the Philippine Parliament, Chairperson of the Philippine Parliamentary Committee on... Read more

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Buying back the public, 136 euros at a time

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Democratisation
Democratisation
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Water Justice
Democratising Europe
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Addressing the Modern Greek Tragedy
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Article
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That was the uncompromising statement of Alex Kastrinakis, an independent Greek film maker who participated at the Alternative World Water Forum (www.fame2012.org) from March 14 to 17 in Marseilles, France. Together with Georgios Archontopoulos, the secretary general of the workers trade union of the Water Supply and Sewage Public Company of Thessaloniki (EYATH), the two shared the on-going... Read more

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El becerro de oro del capital

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Soluciones justas
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Suites: 
Democratización de Europa
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Article
Translators: 
Christine Lewis Carroll; revisado por Caty R.
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El informe del Grupo Euromemorandum, publicado recientemente, es tanto un análisis como un conjunto de propuestas particularmente importante y minucioso en lo que se refiere a reparar años de daño autoinfligido en la Eurozona. Su voz, aunque bienvenida, no es la única de un coro que ha llegado a ser potente.... Read more

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The Crisis Phase 2: Eastern Europe

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Democratising Europe
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Article
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The industrial exporters of the region with their close links to the German export industry are mainly hit by the renewed downturn of German exports while the development models of Hungary, the Baltic and Southeast European countries are extremely vulnerable to renewed credit restrictions.... Read more

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The EU's new austerity treaty - Interview with Lukas Oberndorfer

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Debt
EU Economics Governance
Democratisation
Democratisation
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Democratising Europe
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Multi-media
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Lukas Oberndorfer legal scholar in Vienna and scientific staff member of the Austrian Chamber of Labour and the legal journal juridikum (zeitschrift für kritik|recht|gesellschaft). He is co-founder of the Study Group on Critical European Studies and lecturer of the University of Vienna.

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The EU's new austerity treaty - Interview with Kenneth Haar

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Debt
Democratisation
Democratisation
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Democratising Europe
Article type: 
Multi-media
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Despite the strong and growing resistance in Greece and other European countries to the direction of EU policy responses to the crisis, the process for this new treaty has unfolded with disquieting speed: initiated in November, an agreement was already reached by end of January among the EU25. This comes at the expense of stifling democratic debate and, indeed, shortcutting the normal consu... Read more

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Critical Perspectives and Alternative Solutions to the Eurozone Crisis

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EU Economics Governance
Democratisation
Democratisation
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Democratising Europe
Subtitle: 
Governing the EU
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Article
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New rules on economic governance have been passed effectively giving the Commission increased powers to meddle in the economic and fiscal affairs of member states. Labor market policies are being altered in favor of more flexibility and lower wages, and austerity measures are being institutionalized through mandatory limits in public spending. Such dramatic changes have been advanced swiftly... Read more

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The public debt crisis in Greece

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Collection: 
Trade
Democratisation
Trade
Democratisation
Democratisation
Just Solutions
Just Solutions
Democratisation
Democratisation
Suites: 
Democratising Europe
Subtitle: 
Roots, Policies, Outlook and Alternatives
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Article
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Introduction... Read more

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Many little streams make a mighty river – the 1 per cent solidarity levy

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Public Services
Public Public Partnerships
Public Public Partnerships
Suites: 
Water Justice
Subtitle: 
Water Justice report from World Water Week Day 2
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Article
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Presumably few Europeans would oppose one percent of their water bill going to international solidarity projects to help people who don’t yet have accesses to safe water and adequate sanitation. And as the Swedish proverb says, many little streams make a mighty river: the combined sums can make a real difference. In some countries a 1% solidarity levy is already common practice. It is... Read more

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