The original idea of our workshop dramaturgy has been to show different reflections of one of the main social phenomena: to have a widely differentiated society with sharp social inequalities and social distances, and to have small ruling groups within the capitalist class.
1. What caused the rise of GD?
In a few words Troika and Memoranda. On elections of 10.2009 they gained 0,29% (19.993 votes) and a year before on 5.2012 they gained 6.97% (440.966 votes). Between these two elections only one development mediated: the social crisis which was imposed by EU and IMF. Continue reading
Please see the “provocation package” aiming to support the discussion.
In order to support the workshop preparation, we should like to continue our information efforts, as in our text from 11.9., and recommend reading the speech of M. Barroso “State of the Union Address 2013” http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-13-684_en.htm for our discussion. We also recommend L. Andors “Reconstruction in Europe”http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/andor/index_en.htm as well as K. De Gucht’s “Working together for Growth through Free Trade” http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-13-708_en.htm
Reading theses – quite different texts – will not improve our general mood, but it will help a lot in understanding problems.
Please see the presentation of our paper “Alternative European Economic Policy, Industrial Policy, and Socio-ecological Reconversion” which we put on this blog on 7.9.2013. Please click her
The following text should support the discussion on crisis and finacialisation in connection with production and consumption pattern.
We are convinced that, for the preparation of our discussions it would be helpful to deal with official EU documents. In this connection we especially want to highlight the military and war dimension. So please see especially: European Commission, Communication from the Commission, Towards a more competitive and efficient defence and security sector … please click here
Please see the blog for the 2. EU Experts’s discussion on debt issues.
The following text was written for the next discussion of the EuroMemo Group. It is put on the blog to promote the preparation of the debate on “production and consumption pattern” on 5.10.. Please click here