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  1. Europe's Faustian Bargain with Big Finance

    Walden Bello
    24 May 2017
    Article

    Europe's social democrats played a central role in unleashing the financial sector that created the European economic crisis that continues to today.

  2. Europe: social democracy’s Faustian pact with global finance unravels

    • Walden Bello
    18 May 2017
    Paper

    This paper focuses on how the global economic crisis unfolded in Europe, where a toxic mix of financial liberalization, highly-leverage banks, a poorly-planned euro and Germany’s years of structural adjustment created a deeply unbalanced and highly indebted European economy, that was brought into sharp focus as Wall Street banks collapsed. The result was the reversal of Europe's economic integration and a state of permanent crisis that continues to this day.

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    The EU Crisis Pocket Guide

    06 November 2012
    Primer

    A useful pocket guide on how a crisis made in Wall Street was made worse by EU policies, how it has enriched the 1% to the detriment of the 99%, and outlining some possible solutions that prioritise people and the environment above corporate profits.

  4. Austerity: A recipe for deeper inequality

    Therese Caherty
    05 June 2012
    Article

    Ireland has endured austerity for four years – and we're worse off than when we started. The Austerity Treaty will drive this to another level.

  5. Ireland, vote NO for us on 31 May

    18 May 2012
    Article

    There is no popular support for EU-driven austerity. It’s up to the Irish people to raise their voice and say NO to permanent austerity.

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    Video: Olivier Hoedeman: Going to the heart of the European Crisis

    11 May 2012
    Multi-media

    Only if we tackle corporate power at the heart of the EU, do we have a chance to stop Austerity Europe.

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    Video: Trevor Evans: Why is Europe in crisis?

    Trevor Evans
    10 May 2012
    Multi-media

    The EU focus on fiscal deficit is completely mistaken. They are the result of the crisis, not the cause.

  8. For a different Europe

    10 May 2012
    Article

    There is a need for a strong and coordinated European effort to decisively end the attack on welfare and democracy and to make alternatives a reality.

  9. Por una Europa diferente

    10 May 2012
    Article

    Declaración de la conferencia organizada por Corporate Europe Observatory y el Transnational Institute los días 5 y 6 de mayo de 2012

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

    28 February 2012
    Multi-media

    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 consultative procedures in the treaty process through legal manoeuvres.

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

    28 February 2012
    Multi-media

    What are the economic and political implications of the new fiscal treaty? And once signed, will the treaty have to go through a referendum?

  12. Critical Perspectives and Alternative Solutions to the Eurozone Crisis

    09 December 2011
    Article

    2011 witnessed the implementation of some of the most comprehensive undemocratic structural changes in the EU since the Lisbon Treaty. Alternative proposals for a progressive exit from the euro crisis are laid out here.

         
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    Global Inequalities, Alternative Regionalism and the Future of Socialism

    • Tom Reifer
    30 August 2011
    Paper

    This paper examines global inequalities and the future of capitalism and socialism through an investigation of the oligarchic wealth on which the current global order is based and also looks at growing challenges to these social foundations of the present global system.

  14. Greece marks failure of EU integration

    Marica Frangakis
    08 July 2011
    Article

    The current architecture of the Eurozone exposes its members to the speculative attacks of financial markets, yet does not provide for any crisis management policies.

  15. Will the financial markets really be tamed?

    Myriam vander Stichele
    12 May 2011
    Article

    Three years since the outbreak of the global financial crisis, the banks are back making mega-profits while the burden has clearly shifted to citizens and workers. However civil society action at European level could still make a difference in reining in the financial sector.

  16. Europe's Nationalists waiting in the dark

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    05 May 2011
    Article

    As Brussels bureaucrats and established political parties struggle to answer the current crisis caused by a faulty economic structure, right-wing nationalist parties have increasingly come to the fore in Europe, with Finland's recent election the last contribution to a worrying trend.

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    Es hora de que Europa ponga los valores y los derechos humanos por encima de los intereses comerciales

    • Cecilia Olivet, Paulina Novo
    21 March 2011
    Policy briefing

    La ratificación de los tratados de libre comercio entre la UE y Colombia/Perú tendrán efectos socio-económicos y medioambientales negativos en sectores clave de la economía y legitimarán las violaciones de los derechos humanos.

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    Time for Europe to put human rights above commercial advantage

    • Cecilia Olivet, Paulina Novo
    17 March 2011
    Policy briefing

    Free trade or slave trade? How the EU's free trade agreements in Colombia and Peru reward human rights abuses, destroy livelihoods, promote land grabbing and strip governments of their sovereignty to regulate capital flows.

  19. Poor recovery, high costs

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The Great Recession shows no clear signs of ending, but conservative solutions to it have already wrought great long-term social damage.

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