Austerity policies in Europe are telling people two things: that they are guilty for the crisis because they have been living beyond their means and that they need to pay for it.
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.
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.
A new Pan-European network to fight against the EU's austerity policies and support a fairer, greener, more democratic Europe has been launched in Brussels, following two days of discussion and debate at CEO's conference on the EU in Crisis.