Towards authoritarian neoliberalism and permanent austerity

08 November 2012 - Event

Over the past two years we've seen major reforms adopted that give ample powers to the EU institutions to impose austerity measures and attack social rights. Since the beginning of the eurocrisis we've seen the adoption of the fiscal compact, the European Semester (on member state budgets), the Europlus Pact, the six-pack, the European Stability Mechanism, all of which point in the same direction:  Democracy is rolled back, and the EU is undergoing profound changes to suit the agenda of economic elites, and bureaucratic power is enhanced both in the Commission and in the European Central Bank. 

How should social movements respond to this agenda? And what should be our reaction to the next steps on their agenda - the fiscal union and the banking union?

 

Speakers: Tom Kucharz (Ecologistas en Acción) , Erik Wesselius (Corporate Europe Observatory, CEO), Thomas Coutrot/Frèdèric Lemaire (ATTAC France), Alexis Passadakis (ATTAC-Germany).

Moderator: Susan George (Transnational Institute, TNI & ATTAC France)

Languages: Italian, English, French, and Spanish.                                        

Organizers: CEO, TNI, Ecologistas en Acción, Action fromIreland, Observatory for Debt and Globalization (ODG).

The EU in Crisis Network aims to challenge the EU's authoritarian neoliberal response to the crisis and take forward alternatives; to inform the broad public of the implications of the solutions being promoted by the EU institutions - within Europe and in the global South and to lay the groundwork for pan-European resistance