Europe

Does it take a pandemic to relaunch European social dialogue?

One of the unwitting effects of the pandemic crisis has been to remake the case for dialogue between social partners to solve major problems. By Christophe Degryse Hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers crossing Europe to help with the harvest…

Voices at the Border

Samos has, for many years, been viewed as an ‘emergency’ situation. As the number of people ‘housed’ in the Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) on the island, built to shelter 648 residents, rose dramatically in 2019 and 2020 the conditions…

Bonus “Danger Money” won’t appease union in health and social care

Several governments across Europe promised, or even gave, ‘danger money’ bonuses for frontline workers in health and social care as the pandemic gathered strength. Such bonuses can only treat the symptom not the cause, however. Bonuses and even higher wages…

French pharmacy student the first winner of basic income raffle

On June 16, 2021, the first one-year basic income of 800 euros by the UBI4ALL initiative was raffled. The live online event was attended by 6,100 viewers from almost all European countries, such as Greece, Malta, Finland, the United Kingdom,…

4-day week in Iceland: Almost 9 out of 10 Icelanders are entitled to work shorter hours

Iceland has undertaken the largest trial of a 4-day-week, globally. It has been such an outstanding success that 86 percent of Iceland’s employees have either already adopted it, or at least have the possibility of working shorter hours. This experiment…

Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy: An Evening With Ray Acheson and Their New Book

Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy We are so excited to announce our upcoming event – an evening with Ray Acheson on their new book ‘Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy’!! Published by Rowman & Littlefield on the 6th of June…

They Said ‘No’ to Illegal Wind Turbines

Marios Dionellis The residents of the Rethymno mountains drove out wind turbines from their region. Provocative Violation of the Law by ‘ΔΕΗ Renewables’ concerning distance from settlements. Yesterday the residents of Rethymno sent a loud message to the law-breaking investors…

A Guaranteed Income Can Increase Workers’ Bargaining Power

Basic income schemes are no silver bullet to make up for the loss of well-paid union jobs. But they can allow workers say no to the most thankless, low-wage work — and provide a platform from which to rebuild our…

We must refuse the Europeanization of French deterrence through the FCAS

· Mounir Satouri (Greens/EFA, EELV) · Jordi Solé i Ferrando (Greens/EFA, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) · Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) · Özlem Demirel (GUE, Die Linke)   Germany, Spain and France have entered, these past few…

Mass Demonstration against the New Proposed Labour Bill

On 10 June 2021 the first gathering and protest march took place against the draft law which will be presented to parliament to be put to the vote by the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Kostis Hatzidakis. The bill,…

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