01.01.2014
Debt and Financialisation: The Portuguese Example

The idea that the peripheral countries were the authors of their own destruction continues to exist at European level. However a closer examination of the facts shows this is not the case, and an urgent reprioritisation of EU policies is needed.

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01.01.2014
Positive Money: How to Fix the Creation of Money?

In Autumn 2013 the Green Party of England and Wales voted to adopt a motion that would remove the power of banks to create money, and return that power to a democratically accountable part of the state. But what is money?

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01.01.2014
Life and Debt

The ongoing crisis, caused by excessive global debt, saw only financial institutions being protected. For life to come before debt we need to build an alternative to this out-of-control financial system.

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01.01.2014
Debt, The Whole History

An interview with David Graeber, who was in Brussels last October at the invitation of the Committee for the Cancellation of Third World Debt to present the translation of his latest book: Debt, The First 5,000 Years.

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01.01.2014
The Financial Crisis Heralds the Need for a Deep Ecological Transition

In the dismal reality of the deepening financial crisis in the European Union, exploiting the natural environment is seen by troubled member states as a quick-fix solution for rapid economic recovery. Following decades of massive spending on an unsustainable economic and development model, the EU’s policy response is essentially a recipe for a much deeper and longer-term environmental crisis.

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07.06.2013
Portugal: When Fiction Becomes Reality

The failed austerity strategy imposed by the Troika is coming under increasing criticism, sometimes from unexpected corners. The time has come for a renegotiation of the debt incurred by the Portuguese State.

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11.03.2013
The European Crisis Explained in Two Graphs

A long book is probably too short to explain the European crisis in full length and depth.

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27.02.2013
Fiscal Compact Undermines Good Solutions to the Crisis

Why did the Luxembourg Greens vote against the Fiscal Stability Treaty on February 27th and aske Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker not to implement it?

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01.12.2012
An Enormous Step Backwards: Raising Inequality and Poverty in Europe

An interview with Fintan Farrell, Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN).

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11.08.2012
Why Not Rescue the Banks Instead of Rescuing Spain?

Rather than focus on Spain’s overall public debt, is it smarter to look at a bailout tailored just for its banks? A leading German and Spanish Green politicians discuss the reality of this prospect.

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