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  1. The Bail Out Business

    • Sol Trumbo Vila, Matthijs Peters
    22 February 2017
    Report

    The Bail Out Business is the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of the response to the 2008 financial crisis to understand who benefits from rescue packages in the EU. How effective were the bail out measures? What were the hidden costs to the taxpayer? and what was the role of the Big Four (audit firms) and financial consultancy firms in the business of designing and implementing bail out programs in EU Member States?

  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.

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    Broad Pan-EU civil society coalition rejects US-EU free trade deal process

    21 May 2014
    Press release

    More than 120 organisations critizise the corporate agenda in the TTIP negotiations

  7. The day Greece’s TVs went dark

    Hilary Wainwright
    17 June 2013
    Article

    Hilary Wainwright reports from Thessaloniki on what happened when the state ordered Greece’s state broadcaster to shut down, and the situation now.

  8. Resist and transform: the struggle for water in Greece

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 May 2013
    Article

    A combination of opposing privatisation and putting forward practical alternatives is helping water campaigners mount an effective challenge to austerity in Greece.

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    Video: For A European Spring Action

    21 March 2013
    Multi-media

    The coalition 'For a European spring' called for de-centralized actions all over Europe on the 13th of March.

  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.

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    Profits and Loss in the EU crisis

    09 March 2013
    Article

    Politicians like to argue that we are 'all in it together' when it comes to austerity measures but there are definitely winners and losers in the current Euro crisis.

  13. 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.

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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.

  15. EU Commission Forces Crisis-hit Countries to Privatise Water

    17 October 2012
    Press release

    The European Commission is deliberately promoting privatisation of water services as one of the conditions of bailouts, it acknowledged in a letter to civil society groups.

  16. EC, stop imposing privatisation of water!

    17 October 2012
    Article

    TNI and other civil society organisations, in an open letter, have denounced the European Comission's admission that it imposes water privatization conditionalities as part of its 'rescue' package to crisis countries.

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