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TTIP and the World

Workshop, 20 August 2014, 9:00-12:30, Attac Summer University, Paris

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How to get rid of the TTIP and all other bilateral trade-agreements?

Plenary, 20 August 2014, 14:00-16:00, Attac Summer University, Paris

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Workshop, 20 August 2014, 16:30-19:00, Attac Summer University, Paris

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Energy Democracy Now!

Workshop, 21 August 2014, 9:30-12:00 / 16:30-19:00, Attac Summer University, Paris

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"Green Economy": no road to a good life for all

Plenary, 21 August 2014, 14:00-16:00, Attac Summer University, Paris

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Energy Democracy in Europe. A Survey and Outlook

by Conrad Kunze and Sören Becker. Brussels, June 2014.


Renewable energy sources are an appropriate means of combatting climate change. Implemented correctly they could even become part of a wider social change.

This study offers a general overview of vanguard energy democracy projects within the EU. It presents nascent energy projects characterised by their combination of an energy transition approach with gains in participation, collective ownership, or for local business or ecology in general.


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Alternative Solutions to the Debt Crisis

International conference, 6-8 March 2014, Brussels



Socializing losses and privatizing gains? Cutting social spending and wages? There is no alternative? We have reasons to doubt it! That is why we asked for alternative solutions to the debt crisis. And we got answers - from academics, politicians, and activists who presented their ideas on solving the debt crisis at this international conference, hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office in cooperation with the European Network on Debt and Development (eurodad).


The new conference report (pdf, 3 mb) gives insights to the contributions and presents alternative strategies to exit the debt crisis.

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Free Trade - Project of the Powerful : TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Autorin: Ulrike Herrmann. Brüssel, April 2014

Americans and Europeans are negotiating a free trade agreement called TTIP. But why? Trade is already flourishing. Meanwhile, the real barrier to trade is not being addressed: currency speculation, which leads to extreme currency fluctuations and ad hoc price increases for export goods.

If we are to understand the political obsession with free trade, we must look far back in history, beyond the current negotiations.

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