EuroMemorandum 2015

What future for the European Union - Stagnation and polarisation or new foundations?


The proposals of the EuroMemorandum this year are being formulated in an exceptionally difficult context, which represents the virtually complete triumph of ideas and political forces to which the EuroMemo Group is fundamentally opposed. The consolidation of the economic space at the EU level has not supported any corresponding development of social or democratic rights. Recent policies and court judgements have increasingly subordinated member state social models to the competition regime, opening up public services to predation from profit-seeking companies. At the macroeconomic level, austerity policies, imposed by the strong states throughout the euro area, but especially on the weaker states, have reduced millions of EU citizens to poverty and impaired even basic levels of social protection and employment rights in the crisis-struck countries.The EuroMemorandum 2015 critically analyses recent economic developments in Europe and emphasises the strong need for an alternative economic policy that is based on the principles of democratic participation, social justice and environmental sustainability.

The EuroMemorandum 2015 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).

The full text of the Euromemorandum 2015 is available in

English: What future for the European Union - Stagnation and polarisation or new foundations?
French: Quel avenir pour l’Union européenne? - Stagnation et polarisation ou refondation?
German: Die Zukunft der Europäischen Union: Stagnation und Polarisierung oder eine grundlegende Neuausrichtung?
Greek: What future for the European Union - Stagnation and polarisation or new foundations?
Italian: Quale futuro per l’Unione Europea? - Stagnazione e polarizzazione, o nuove basi?
Spanish: ¿Qué futuro para la Unión Europea?: estancamiento y polarización o bases nuevas?

The summary of the EuroMemorandum 2015 is available in several European languages

English: What future for the European Union - Stagnation and polarisation or new foundations?
French: Quel avenir pour l’Union européenne? - Stagnation et polarisation ou refondation?
German: Die Zukunft der Europäischen Union: Stagnation und Polarisierung oder eine grundlegende Neuausrichtung?
Hungarian: Milyen lesz az Európai Unió jövője- Stagnálás és polarizáció, vagy új alapokra helyezett gazdaságpolitika?
Italian: Quale futuro per l’Unione Europea? - Stagnazione e polarizzazione, o nuove basi?
Russian: Какое будущее ждет Европейский Союз? - Стагнация и поляризация или новые основы?
Slovenian: Kakšna je prihodnost Evropske unije- Stagnacija in polarizacija ali novi temelji?
Spanish: ¿Qué futuro para la Unión Europea?: estancamiento y polarización o bases nuevas?
Swedish: Vilken blir EU:s framtid: stagnation och polarisering eller nya grundvalar?

The full text of the EuroMemorandum draws on discussions and papers presented at the 20th Workshop on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, organised by the EuroMemo Group, from 25-27 September 2014 in Rome.

 

EuroMemorandum 2016

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

 

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