Wie wordt er eigenlijk beter van privatiseringen? Het gaat geregeld fout in Europa, waarbij — behalve betrokken adviseurs en bankiers — iedereen er berooid vanaf komt. Matthijs Peters van het TNI zet de verontrustende conclusies van hun onderzoek naar de Europese privatiseringsindustrie uiteen.
Since the awakening of the squares in 2011 the political atmosphere in the Spanish state has changed dramatically. “Frustration, despair and fear, instead of being channelled towards the far right, have gone towards the creation of opportunities to meet other people facing similar situations, support each other and resist.”
Trevor Evans, EuroMemo Group / Berlin School of Economics, Centre for Law, Policy and Human Rights Studies
10 May 2013
Major industrial and financial corporations are organised internationally; at the European level there is a possibility of establishing greater democratic control over their activities; a step back towards the nation state would be a move in the wrong direction.
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.
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.
During the second phase of the crisis in Europe, the attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Southern euro zone countries. However, Eastern Europe is affected as well though in an uneven way.