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
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
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
This post will pursue two aims: one, the individual communication has brought us to the conclusion that we should focus much more upon power relations. The development of the EU should be discussed much more in a horizon of debates which go way beyond discussions among governments. Two, the performance of the left Greek government is not a problem of more or less opportunism. The application of the scenario method really only makes sense when it is carried out in connection with possible developments of the relations of forces, starting with the analysis of its current conjuncture. Continue reading Power Relations, Balance of Forces