In a few words, everything has changed. Given that in Greece, the GDP has decreased more than 26% (something that has never happened again during peace period) and is going to decrease even more during 2016, the crisis has been proven to be the most significant turning point in the postwar period. More
The outbreak of the crisis was the endpoint of attempts to contain the crisis that effectively erupted when capital abrogated the class compromise forced on it by labour and socialist forces in 1968-69. A most convincing theory elaborating this is Wolfgang Streeck’s claim (in Gekaufte Zeit/Buying Time: More
Reading and debating this paper critically can help to prepare our discussion on December 13th. One remark on the weaknesses: The highly interesting paper equates “left” with “social democratic” and foregoes a politeconomic analysis of capital. More
The post presents a report prepared by the Expert Commission on behalf of the federal minister for economic affairs and energy, Sigmar Gabriel. It shows the rising orientation on Germany’s global competetiveness in connection with its EU policy especially in relation to the “Euro-crisis-countries”. More
Gender mainstreaming and other measures to augment the labor market participation and living conditions of women have been implemented within the European Union (EU) in the past decades. These strategies stand in contrast to austerity policies now fostered in the most affected member states during economic crisis. More
When we had the first EUexperts’ discussion in 2011, Leo Šešerko from Ljubljana started the debate about scenarios of EU development. We wanted to reload his text to help asking productive questions and understanding processes in reality and thinking about. Please click here.
The significance of the Spanish cycle in 2015 has been accounted for within many journalistic outlets. A thorough consideration of the processes within this cycle has not yet been produced. This brief contribution aims to highlight some of the key aspects of the current political situation in Spain. As an early disclaimer, I would like to bring attention to the fact that the unfolding of events in Spain, particularly since 2011, More Continue reading Mònica Clua-Losada: From the Squares to the Ballot Boxes: Understanding the Unfolding of Spain’s Political Crisis
- What has changed, and why is this the case, since the open outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2007/08?Summary: The ‘2008 moment’: A combination of economic and geopolitical changes More
The working paper is available on the ETUI website and also here. It highlights the controversial benefits of speeding up free trade and puts the negotiations between the EU and the US in the context of the fall-out of the financial crisis.
For our discussion but especially for our political work this report by the five presidents is of highest priority!