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    Second Spring Social Conference

    29 Marzo 2012 - Evento
  2. Buying back the public, 136 euros at a time

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    28 Marzo 2012
    Article

     “They can do whatever they want with us but that will be over our dead bodies”.

  3. The Fiscal Compact Bypasses Democracy and the Rule of Law

    Lukas Oberndorfer
    08 Marzo 2012
    Article

    The adoption of the “fiscal compact” through a treaty under international law bypasses the already feeble democratic and constitutional requirements of European law.

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    Rise of Neoliberal and Undemocratic Europe

    Susan George
    08 Marzo 2012
    Article

    We are punishing the innocent, the people who are supposed to pay through austerity, and we are rewarding the guilty because the banks are continuing to receive huge privileges and subsidies from our governments.

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    Irish referendum crucial to challenge EU austerity treaty

    02 Marzo 2012
    Press release

    European researchers and activists in Brussels announce support for "No" vote in Irish referendum as critical to challenging EU programme of permanent austerity.

  6. Could Irish Referendum on EU Fiscal Treaty challenge 'permanent austerity'?

    01 Marzo 2012
    Article

    In brief video interviews, European activist scholars expose how the EU Fiscal Treaty is undermining democracy, and share their hope that the Irish referendum will open up debate on citizens' alternatives to the EU programme of 'permanent austerity'.

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    The EU's new austerity treaty - Interview with Lukas Oberndorfer

    28 Febrero 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 Febrero 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. Breaking with fear in Greece

    Yiorgos Vassalos
    16 Febrero 2012
    Article

    The real news in Greece is not about riots, but of a growing number of people who have broken away from fear and decided to fight back against the austerity imposed by the 'Troika' of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF.

  10. Another Road for Europe

    Donatella della Porta
    15 Febrero 2012
    Article

    The Euro crisis is more than an economic crisis; it has also unveiled an insidious disregard for democracy at the heart of the European project. How can we democratise the EU "from below"?

  11. Critical Perspectives and Alternative Solutions to the Eurozone Crisis

    09 Diciembre 2011
    Article

    2011 witnessed the implementation of some of the most comprehensive undemocratic structural changes in the EU since the Lisbon Treaty. Alternative proposals for a progressive exit from the euro crisis are laid out here.

         
  12. Ireland’s Debt Crisis: Roots and Reactions

    Andy Storey
    29 Noviembre 2011
    Article

    The Celtic Tiger might just find its strength and appetite for action in the growth of left leaning electorates and local citizens initiatives. The tailspin of economy caused by austerity policies should be countered by a transparent debt audit.

  13. EU Economic Governance – For People or for the Banks?

    15 Noviembre 2011
    Article

    Did fiscal irresponsibility cause the EU crisis? Are European institutions democratically accountable? Is the European Commission politically neutral? Check out TNI's debates with a representative of the European Commission.

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

    Susan George, Fiona Dove, Yiorgos Vassalos, Dominique Plihon, Kenneth Haar
    02 Noviembre 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.

       
  15. A Coup D'Etat in the European Union?

    Susan George
    14 Octubre 2011
    Article
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    Austerity Forever

    • Kenneth Haar, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
    10 Octubre 2011
    Policy briefing

    The European Union’s new model of economic governance, including the Euro Pact, is a model of prolonged austerity.

  17. The public debt crisis in Greece

    Marica Frangakis, Nicos Poulantzas Institute, Athens
    07 Octubre 2011
    Article

    Every story needs a narrative, an explanation of why things happened the way they did. In such a narrative lie the answers of how to avoid/correct similar developments in the future and how to propagate positive ones.

  18. Time for the EU to shut down the casino

    Myriam vander Stichele
    22 Julio 2011
    Article

    Until the European Commission shows it has learnt the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis and demonstrates the political will to re-regulate the financial sector, it will be unable to resolve the crises in Greece, Ireland and Portugal

  19. Greece’s Woes: So Goes the Euro

    Howard Wachtel
    21 Julio 2011
    Article

    The Greek crisis has exposed the fundamental flaws in the Euro project: it stripped countries control over the price of money and allowed political elites to undermine Europe's post-war social contract.

  20. Understanding the Arab Spring

    Kamil Mahdi, Phyllis Bennis, Ben Hayes, Salwa Ismail, Shaheer George, Mehdi Lalou, Yao Graham
    21 Junio 2011
    Multi-media

    Middle East scholars join TNI fellows in a unique and fascinating discussion of the context of the democracy uprisings in the Middle East and the way it may shape the region for future generations.

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