Say no to the attack on social and democratic rights in Europe!
The financial crisis has caused a substantial increase in public debt. Instead of sending the bill to the banking and financial services industry, European governments and the European Commission plan to make ordinary citizens pay: workers, families, young people - people like you!
The euro crisis has become the occasion to set up a neoliberal "economic governance" which will impose austerity measures in the different European countries for the next years. At the same time, the European Commission will be given enormous power to implement burdensome financial sanctions on countries which do not adopt such painful measures.
There are though many alternatives to this neoliberal austerity package - such as the introduction of a financial transaction tax, or the regulation of financial markets.
It is time to say no!
Behind closed doors EU and USA work on a comprehensive treaty to create a transatlantic free trade area. But TTIP is less about trade than about imposing corporate power. Under the guise of free trade, social achievements are degraded and political options are severely limited; Moreover, the democratic rule of law would be undermined. Corporate power instead of democracy The population learned
The safety standards on which we rely daily for our food or medicines, the energy and climate policies needed to save our planet, the new financial regulations designed to prevent banks from gambling with our money and creating another crisis - all these are policies are under threat. A group of the largest U.S. and European corporations want to rewrite these safeguards behind closed doors. For
TTIP (also known as Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement or TAFTA) is a far-reaching agreement currently being negotiated between the European Commission (authorised by EU Member States) and the USA government, supposedly about trade but mostly about corporate rights, investment guarantees and deregulation. The proposed TTIP ostensibly aims at achieving "regulatory convergence”, facilitating
Financial lobby tries to water down the limitation of food speculation / Consistent position limits all over the EU instead of weak harmonisation Four European organisations call on the Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament not to agree on the lowest common denominator to tackle food speculation. The Member States of the European Union are hindering the limitation of food
Attac investigation shows: EU crisis management policy saves banks, not the general population Since March 2010, the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have applied 23 tranches comprising €206,9 billion to the so-called "Greek bail-out". They have however provided hardly any documentation on the exact usage of those huge amounts of public funds. ATTAC Austria has
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