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
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
For our discussion but especially for our political work this report by the five presidents is of highest priority!
Presentation at the Podemos Summer School in Madrid
Greece is the country in which the eurozone’s public debt crisis began in late 2009. The policy response of the EU elites was to provide financial assistance on condition that a strict austerity-cum-deregulation policy is applied under the watchful guidance of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF (the so-called Troika). Five years later, the country is in an economic, social and political limbo, as a debt Deflation process has set in. More