Claude Serfati: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): a controversial agreement and dangerous for workers

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.

By Nikos Sverkos: Secrets of Brussels Media Machine

In politics, whoever can better influence the international media to push Forward their views has the upper hand, say political communications insiders. And this isn’t just the case during election campaigns: in the European Union, decision-making power depends not only on the size of a given player’s economy, but also on how it deals with international media.  Continue reading By Nikos Sverkos: Secrets of Brussels Media Machine

Hello World: Stocktaking Scenarios

With the crisis the EU has changed and the left wing forces have also changed.

What is new, why could it develop and what does it mean?
Which ways of further EU development are probable?
which ways of changing the left are possible?”

Those questions are discussed at the 5th EU experts’ Discussion, Berlin, from December 11th until December 13th 2015. This is the blog to document preparation and results of the workshops.