EuroMemorandum 2014

The deepening divisions in Europe and the need for a radical alternative to EU policies


The European Union is set to exit from recession, but parts of Europe are beset with depression-like conditions; unemployment is exceptionally high in the peripheral euro area countries and not expected to decline appreciably in the near future. The EuroMemorandum 2014 critically analyses recent economic developments in Europe and emphasises the need for an alternative economic policy. Harsh austerity policies have led to a widening social polarisation in Europe and to a process of industrial restructuring in which the position of Germany and other Northern countries has been strengthened while productive capacity in Southern Europe is being weakened. The EuroMemorandum is intended as a contribution to developing a different Europe that is based on the principles of democratic participation, social justice and environmental sustainability.

The EuroMemorandum 2014 can be downloaded here. More than 300 economists and social scientists from all over Europe and beyond have declared their support for the new EuroMemorandum (click here for the list of signatories).

Long versions of the EuroMemorandum 2014 are available in

English: The deepening divisions in Europe and the need for a radical alternative to EU policies
French: Une Europe fragmentée, le besoin d’une alternative radicale
German: Europa spaltet sich. Die Notwendigkeit für radikale Alternativen zur gegenwärtigen EU-Politik
Greek: Η κλιμάκωση των διαιρέσεων στην Ευρώπη και η ανάγκη για ριζοσπαστικές εναλλακτικές προτάσεις
Italian: L’Europa divisa. Un’alternativa radicale alle politiche dell’Unione
Spanish: Las crecientes divisiones en Europa y la necesidad de una alternativa radical a las políticas de la UE

The summary of the EuroMemorandum 2014 is available in several European languages:

Czech: Prohlubující se rozdíly a nutnost radikální alternativy vůči současné evropské politice
English: The deepening divisions in Europe and the need for a radical alternative to EU policies
Finnish: Euroopan syvenevät jaot ja EU:n politiikkaohjelmien perusteellisen muuttamisen tarve
French: Une Europe fragmentée, le besoin d’une alternative radicale
German: Europa spaltet sich.Die Notwendigkeit für radikale Alternativen zur gegenwärtigen EU-Politik
Greek: Η κλιμάκωση των διαιρέσεων στην Ευρώπη και η ανάγκη για ριζοσπαστικές εναλλακτικές προτάσεις
Italian: L’ Europa divisa. Un' alternativa radicale alle politiche dell'Unione Europea
Japanese: The deepening divisions in Europe and the need for a radical alternative to EU policies
Polish: Pogłębiające się podziały w Europie i potrzeba radykalnej alternatywy dla polityki UE
Russian: Углубляющееся разделение в Европе и необходимость радикальной альтернативы политике ЕС
Spanish: Las crecientes divisiones en Europa y la necesidad de una alternativa radical a las políticas de la UE
Swedish: De djupnande klyftorna i Europa och behovet av ett radikalt alternativ till EU-politiken

Printed versions of the EuroMemorandum 2014

The EuroMemorandum 2014 "The deepening divisions in Europe and the need for a radical alternative to EU policies" is now available as booklet in English, French and German. To order printed versions please contact transform! europe for the English version, and visit éditions du croquant for the French version (8€) or Zeitschrift Sozialismus for the German version (6,50€).

The full text of the EuroMemorandum draws on discussions and papers presented at the 19th Workshop on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, organised by the EuroMemo Group, from 20-22 September 2013 in London.

 

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Addressing Europe's Multiple Crises: An agenda for economic transformation, solidarity and democracy

 

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