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For a European Spring

Our Democracy against their austerity!

'For a European Spring' is a call for actions, strikes and demonstrations all over Europe on the 13th of March, and for a pan-European demonstration and creative actions in the city of Brussels on the 14th of March. It is targeted at the EU Spring Summit, where leaders from across the continent will assemble on the 14th and 15 to further strengthen the European Council's neoliberal response to the crisis.

Corporate Europe Observatory is one of many groups involved. This page is to introduce the activities we're involved in - and those of others.

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For a European Spring

Corporate Europe Observatory is a part of the "For a European Spring" coalition. This coalition calls for actions across Europe on Wednesday the 13th of March (or another day in the week of the Summit), and to join us in Brussels on the 14th of March.

Read the call of "For a European Spring" here.

The website of "For a European Spring" has information on actions in other countries, practical information on actions and a march in Brussels:

www.foraeuropeanspring.org

Action in Brussels

Wednesday the 13th of March: Read about the austerity tours here.

Thursday the 14th of March: Read the latest about the march here.

Debates co-organised by CEO

Thursday the 14th of March, 7.30 PM: "Caravans to Athens?"

Meeting on "caravans" of activists towards Athens Alter Summit (www.altersummit.eu), actions and events on the way - including participation at activities with Blockupy Frankurt in late May.
Venue: Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels (metro "Porte de Namur").

Read more here

Saturday the 16th of May, 2.30-5.30 PM: “Next steps on the neoliberal path”

A seminar on what reforms the European Council is considering this year.
Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels (metro "Porte de Namur").

Read more here

Recommended reading

On the neoliberal reforms discussed by the Council:

"BusinessEurope and economic governance" (on the businesslobby and neoliberal reforms)

"The dangers of the Two-pack" (on new laws on member state budgets and a consolidation of the "Troika")

"Troika for everyone - forever" (on the fiscal union and contracts on economic policy)

BusinessEurope and the European Commission: in league against labor rights? (On the Commission's Country Specific Recommandations and the equivalent Reform Barometer by BusinessEurope)

Hand in hand “towards a genuine economic and monetary union” (on BusinessEurope's influence in the debate on the deepening of EMU)

Videos

See the mobilising video of "For a European Spring" - available in English, French, German, Spanish and Greek.

Available here.


For a European SpringCorporate Europe Observatory is a part of the "For a European Spring" coalition. This coalition calls for actions across Europe on Wednesday the 13th of March (or another day in the week of the Summit), and to join us in Brussels on the 14th of March.Read the call of "For a European Spring" here.The website of "For a European Spring" has information on actions in other countries, practical information on actions and a march in Brussels:www.foraeuropeanspring.orgAction in BrusselsWednesday the 13th of March: Read about the austerity tours here.Thursday the 14th of March: Read the latest about the march here.Debates co-organised by CEOThursday the 14th of March, 7.30 PM: "Caravans to Athens?"Meeting on "caravans" of activists towards Athens Alter Summit (www.altersummit.eu), actions and events on the way - including participation at activities with Blockupy Frankurt in late May. Venue: Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels (metro "Porte de Namur").Read more hereSaturday the 16th of May, 2.30-5.30 PM: “Next steps on the neoliberal path”A seminar on what reforms the European Council is considering this year.Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels (metro "Porte de Namur").Read more hereRecommended readingOn the neoliberal reforms discussed by the Council:"BusinessEurope and economic governance" (on the businesslobby and neoliberal reforms)"The dangers of the Two-pack" (on new laws on member state budgets and a consolidation of the "Troika")"Troika for everyone - forever" (on the fiscal union and contracts on economic policy)BusinessEurope and the European Commission: in league against labor rights? (On the Commission's Country Specific Recommandations and the equivalent Reform Barometer by BusinessEurope)Hand in hand “towards a genuine economic and monetary union” (on BusinessEurope's influence in the debate on the deepening of EMU)VideosSee the mobilising video of "For a European Spring" - available in English, French, German, Spanish and Greek.Available here.
 

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