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  1. Land grabbing and land concentration in Europe

    • Sylvia Kay
    04 December 2016
    Policy briefing

    Europe’s young and aspiring farmers will face increasing barriers to entry as land is rapidly concentrated in relatively few big farms. Land is even more unevenly distributed than wealth. A steep decline in Europe’s small farms is underway with damaging consequences for food security, employment, and development.

  2. The Privatising Industry in Europe

    • Sol Trumbo Vila, Matthijs Peters
    17 February 2016
    Policy issue

    Privatisations of state-owned assets have become a central plank of EU/Troika agreements with debtor nations such as Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal, but there has been little examination of their track record nor an examination of who really benefits. This report puts a spotlight on the legal and financial corporate giants making millions out of the new wave of privatisations across Europe.

  3. Privatising Privatisation in Greece

    17 February 2016
    Infograph
  4. How to Privatise?

    17 February 2016
    Infograph
  5. Η Βιομηχανία Ιδιωτικοποιήσεων στην Ευρώπη

    • Sol Trumbo Vila, Matthijs Peters
    10 February 2016
    Policy issue

    Τα τελευταία χρόνια, η τρόικα (αποτελούμενη από την Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή, την Ευρωπαϊκή Κεντρική Τράπεζα και το Διεθνές Νομισματικό Ταμείο) επιβάλλει προγράμματα ιδιωτικοποιήσεων σε χρεωμένες χώρες της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, παρά τη σημαντική λαϊκή αντίθεση σε αυτά. Η παρούσα έκθεση εξετάζει τις συνέπειες αυτών των ιδιωτικοποιήσεων. Επικεντρώνεται στη διαδικασία, στους επιχειρηματικούς παίκτες που έχουν επωφεληθεί και εξετάζει κατά πόσον η πώληση κρατικών περιουσιακών στοιχείων εκπληρώνει τις υποσχέσεις που δόθηκαν για να τη δικαιολογήσουν.

  6. 'De vijanden van de democratie zijn de economisch machtigen'

    • Nick Buxton, Yanis Varoufakis
    21 January 2016
    Report

    Hij beheerste vorige zomer alle krantenpagina's: Yanis Varoufakis, toen nog de Griekse minister van Financiën. Nu wil hij het bestuur van Europa hervormen. Nick Buxton, van het Transnational Institute, kreeg hem te spreken. Wij besloten het interview te vertalen. Want wat staat Varoufakis precies voor ogen?

  7. Democracy, power and sovereignty in today’s Europe

    • Nick Buxton, Yanis Varoufakis
    18 January 2016
    Report

    Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis argues that the nation-state is dead and democracy in the EU has been replaced by a toxic algorithmic depoliticisation that, if it is not confronted, will lead to depression, disintegration and possibly war. He calls for a launch of a pan-European movement to democratise Europe, to save it before it is too late.

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    Unpacking Competitiveness

    • Sol Trumbo Vila, Attac, Andy Storey, Alexandra Strickner, Steffen Stierle
    25 June 2014
    Primer

    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.

  9. Guns, debt and corruption

    • Frank Slijper
    14 April 2013
    Report

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

  10. The Great European Fire Sale

    19 March 2013
    Infograph
  11. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 March 2013
    Paper

    This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

  12. EU crisis infographics

    09 March 2013
    Report

    Why are those responsible for the EU crisis profiting from it? Why are the same policies that caused the crisis being used to resolve it? An infographic expose of the EU crisis, its causes and its social impacts.

  13. Economic Crisis and the Christian Conscience

    • Susan George
    15 January 2013
    Paper

    To which aspects of this crisis should Germans and especially German Christians be most attentive? What would be the right policies to escape from the debt crisis which has been allowed to fester and is now five years old?

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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.

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    Austerity Forever

    • Kenneth Haar, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
    10 October 2011
    Policy briefing

    The European Union’s new model of economic governance, including the Euro Pact, is a model of prolonged austerity.

  16. Whose Crisis? Whose Future?

    • Susan George
    11 November 2010
    Book

    Whose Crisis? Whose Future? contrasts the stark realities of multiple crises facing human society, during a period of growing poverty, insecurity and austerity, with the vast amount of wealth that has been concentrated in a few hands, and asks what kind of policy going forward can address this inbalance.

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