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  1. Greece is sold off and sold out

    07 July 2016
    In the media

    Le Monde Diplomatique - The latest study from the Transnational Institute (TNI) on the effects of the ‘privatising industry’ in Europe concludes that ‘there is no evidence that the privatised companies are more efficient’. Instead, privatisation has undermined wage structures, made working conditions worse and increased income inequality.

  2. Greeks protest against privatisation of water

    Leaked EU memorandum reveals renewed attempt at imposing water privatisation on Greece

    Satoko Kishimoto, Olivier Hoedeman
    24 August 2015
    Article

    The stubborn and aggressive imposition of privatisation by Troika goes against the will of Greek citizens and represents a direct attack on democracy.

  3. In the Final Hour, a Plea for Economic Sanity and Humanity

    11 June 2015
    Article

    A letter in solidairity with Greece

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    Drogas, depresiones y prostitución: los efectos de un lustro de crisis en Grecia

    22 January 2015
    Other news

    Seis años de recesión y cuatro de duros recortes económicos han hecho mella en la salud mental de muchos griegos. Para algunos, la droga ha sido una de las salidas a sus problemas, multiplicados por el paro y la pobreza. El número de adictos a la heroína en Grecia ha ascendido de 20.000 a 24.000 en los cuatro últimos años, dice OKANA, uno de los mayores organismos públicos que provén programas de tratamiento y reinserción en el país. Su bajo precio es un gran atractivo.

  5. A lifeline for addicts at a time of crisis

    20 July 2014
    Other news

    Six years into a deep recession that has seen Greece slash its healthcare budget and society come under great pressure, those working at KETHEA, one of the country's biggest drug therapy networks, are being forced to deal with the fallout. The devastating mix of cuts in state funding and a severe deterioration in the living standards of addicts has left them with plenty of work to do.

  6. Greece on crossroads of international heroin trade

    23 June 2014
    Other news

    Greece is a central hub on the route connecting the main country where heroin is produced, Afghanistan, and its biggest markets in Western Europe, annual reports by Europol and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) have shown.

  7. Unions & NGOs urge Parliament to scrutinise Greece’s Human Rights record

    20 January 2014
    Declaration

    TNI has joined twenty trade unions, human rights and civil society organisations from across Europe to send a letter to the President of the European Parliament to ask him to undertake a Report on the situation of human rights, the rule of law and democracy in the country holding the Presidency of the European Council, under article 7 of the TEU.

  8. Crisis-hit Greece sets up first "drug consumption" centre

    24 November 2013
    Other news

    Greece has set up its first "drug consumption" room to contain a surge of infectious diseases among drug addicts in the crisis-hit country, Greece's Organization Against Drugs, OKANA, said. Following similar projects in Western Europe, Canada and Australia, the centre Odysseas lets users inject drugs they bring themselves, under medical supervision, and has been visited by more than 200 addicts since it was set up in October.

  9. Investors requested to withdraw bids for Thessaloniki

    25 July 2013
    Article

    (Press release: 24 July 2013) A large group of Greek, European and international organisations, networks and others have requested the bidders for the Thessaloniki Water and Sewage Company to withdraw their bids. They want the bidders to respect the wishes of the workers and local communities who do not want their company to be run by private operators.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Greek addicts turn to deadly shisha drug as economic crisis deepens

    15 May 2013
    Other news

    Nobody knows which came first: the economic crisis tearing Greece apart or shisha, the drug now known as the "cocaine of the poor". What everyone does accept is that shisha is a killer. And at €2 or less a hit, it is one that has come to stalk Greece, the country long on the frontline of Europe's financial meltdown. The drug crisis, brought to light in a new film by Vice.com, has put Athens's health authorities, already overwhelmed by draconian cuts, under further strain. (See also: 'Sisa', the drug of the poor)

  13. Privatizando Europa

    • Joseph Zacune
    08 May 2013
    Paper

    Este documento de trabajo e infográfico presentan una panorámica de la ‘liquidación’ de servicios y bienes públicos en toda Europa, un proceso que está generando grandes ganancias para un puñado de transnacionales pero que suele toparse con la resistencia de la ciudadanía.

  14. EU military spending is 'elephant in the room' and key factor in European debt crisis, argues new report

    15 April 2013
    Press release

    At a time of harsh cuts in social services, it is morally unjustifiable to spend money on weapons that should be invested in creating jobs and tackling poverty.

  15. The Great European Fire Sale

    19 March 2013
    Infograph
  16. 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.

  17. Infográficos sobre la crisis de la UE

    11 March 2013
    Report

    ¿Por qué los responsables de la crisis de la UE se están beneficiando de ella? ¿Y por qué se están usando las mismas políticas que provocaron la crisis para resolverla? Estos infográficos ilustran la crisis de la UE, sus causas y sus consecuencias sociales.

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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.

  19. 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.

  20. Poder transformador: La organización política en transición

    • Hilary Wainwright
    28 February 2013
    Paper

    ¿Nos ofrece la experiencia del partido griego Syriza alguna lección sobre cómo estructurar los partidos y el Estado para desafiar la austeridad neoliberal y generar una transformación social duradera?

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