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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.

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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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    The World Crisis and Beyond - Building a New Global Solidarity

    04 February 2010
    Report

    Neoliberal market capitalism has dragged the world into a crisis which threatens human civilisation. Climate destruction, resource wars, and the replacement of democracy by an oligarchy face us if we don't act now to reduce the burden we place on our planet and reorganise society on a more egalitarian  basis.

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    The deficits of the EU financial reforms

    • Myriam vander Stichele, T. Kerckhoffs
    20 October 2009
    Report
    Will the financial sector reforms currently proposed at the EU level guarantee financial stability and protect the real economy from financial speculators?
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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.

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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?

  9. Will the Mercozy deal save Greece and the Euro?

    Susan George, Fiona Dove, Yiorgos Vassalos, Dominique Plihon, Kenneth Haar
    02 November 2011
    Multi-media

    In a podcast debate, four activist researchers debate why the European Union is wedlocked to economic policies that will only worsen the crisis and further undermine democratic control of public budget.

       
  10. Se l'Olanda si tinge di rosso pomodoro

    Fransesco Bogliacino
    24 August 2012
    In the media

    Il 12 Settembre i Paesi Bassi affrontano le elezioni politiche generali. Qui nessuno discute l'euro, ma cresce una certa insoddisfazione verso l'Europa. La crisi come colpa alla periferia che «ha vissuto al di sopra dei propri mezzi» fa parte del discorso politico dell'intero arco dei partiti in lizza, anche se con moltissime sfumature.

  11. Book Review of “Whose Crisis, Whose Future?” by Susan George

    Claudio Schuftan
    17 March 2011
    In the media
  12. De blazerbrigade doet het in zijn broek voor u, kiezer

    Ewald Engelen
    01 September 2012
    In the media

    Twee weken geleden riep de voorzitter van de Brabants-Zeeuwse Werkgeversvereniging zijn leden op hun steun voor de euro te betuigen. Met als motto: Hijs de vlag voor Europa!

  13. Ireland vote NO for us on 31 May

    15 May 2012
    Article

    Solidarity actions are organised across Europe asking the Irish to vote NO for all Europeans in their referendum on the austerity treaty.

  14. The debt crisis and the fiscal treaty referendum in Ireland

    Andy Storey
    01 June 2012
    Article

    The fiscal treaty was voted on in a referendum in Ireland on 31st May and was approved by a margin of 60% to 40% (with a turnout of barely 50% of eligible voters). To understand the significance of the treaty and the referendum result, it is necessary to understand the origins of the Irish and European debt crises.

  15. Five years of crisis: little learning, continuing risks

    Myriam vander Stichele
    27 September 2013
    Article

    Why has there been so little progress or learning from the world's biggest financial crisis? What solutions could really put people back in charge of finance?

  16. The European crisis through the lens of financialisation

    Antonio Tricarico
    09 May 2012
    Article

    The financial sector through the Euro crisis hopes to further extract wealth from public sectors, driven by its goal to commodify the whole economy and nature itself.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. The Fiscal Compact on European Budget Discipline

    Heikki Patomäki
    17 April 2012
    Article

    European political leaders and the institutions of the European Union have reacted to the Euro crisis by creating conditional debt packages, in cooperation with the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Such “aid packages” typically prescribe severe austerity measures, similar to the structural adjustment programmes applied to many troubled developing countries, especially since the 1980s. The results have rarely been a success. 2

     

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