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Ending the Honeymoon: constructing Europe beyond the market / Save the Greeks from their Saviors! / EU in crisis: analysis, resistance and alternatives to Corporate Europe / European Common Goods / Europa / Commons Sense / Minimum Income, Common Goods and Democracy / We Are Europe! / Another Road for Europe /

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Ending the Honeymoon: constructing Europe beyond the market

The regeneration Europe group proposes an aspirational grammar for a new European generation which breaks through the dominant language of economic rationality to construct a Europe based on trust, shared aspirations, and a revived idea of the European public.

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a group of young Europeans draft a proposal appealing to a new generation of Europeans for the construction of a new idea of Europe for present and future European citizens because the dominant logic of 'Europe as a market' does not express the aspirations of young Europeans or the potential of the Union to realise them and locks Europe into a disappionting cycle of economic rationality.

Save the Greeks from their Saviors!

Alain Badiou assails the attack on Greek society that comes in the guise of 'rescue packages' and argues that the future of European democracy rests on saving Greece from the neo-liberal, anti-democratic experiment imposed by EU institutions. He calls for an urgent multiplication of efforts and initiatives by intellectuals and artists on behalf of Greece.

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a group of French intellecturals publish an appeal urging other French and European intellectuals and citizens to publicly support the Greek people because EU policy response in Greece has serious consequences for the future of European democracy and society

EU in crisis: analysis, resistance and alternatives to Corporate Europe

A two-day conference in Brussels is being organised by Corporate Europe Observatory to discuss the role of big business and finance capital in the European crisis and to strengthen the progressive response to the crisis.

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a group of European activists, academics, journalists, trade unionists and intellectuals participate in a conference arguing the EU policy response reflects a distorted priority that favours appeasing financial markets over protecting and bolstering a social Europe

European Common Goods

The European Common Goods campaign proposes a radical reorganisation of labour production based around the notion of Common Goods as the basis of a new socio-economic order.

Europa

Six European newspapers organised a joint series to explore the European Union - it's strengths and its weaknesses - with more nuance. The aim was to surpass national divisions in the news media - while not ignoring the different perceptions that seem to divide Europe along national lines.

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six European newspapers creating a joint news magazine for the European public to surpass national divisions in news and comment the European public because the crisis of the European Union threatens its future not only economically, but also culturally, and Euroscepticism and national sterotyping are on the rise. One way to address this is through a public discussion at the European level.
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Commons Sense

The European Charter of the Commons Campaign proposes a European Citizen's Initiative which conceives of public rights in terms of the commons. The goal of this reconception is to move away from existing economic dichotomies which have blocked debate about how to distribute tangible and intangible resources.

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an international group of academics launch a European Citizens Initiative encouraging the European Union to reconceive priorities based around the idea of the commons for present and future European citizens because the present dichotomy of property and state has led to a political imbalance which favours the private sector and corporate interests at the expense of the people

Minimum Income, Common Goods and Democracy

The Minimum Income, Common Goods and Democracy forum was held in an occupied theatre in Rome and set out to begin articulating an alternative vision of Europe based around an idea of the commons. The agenda is closely tied to the Commons Sense campaign, but includes a wide network of organisers and participants including newspapers, academics, NGOs, and even the Municipality of Naples.

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over forty organisations, networks and social movements from eight European countries met in the Valle Theatre in Rome to coordinate a campaign around the idea of an alternative European model based on the commons for European citizens arguing that European political responses to the crisis, and to globalisation generally, represent transfers of resources from the public to the private sphere

We Are Europe!

Ulrich Beck warns against the dangers of saving the Euro along the lines of German euro-nationalism. Instead, he suggests a revived European democracy 'from below' which encourages civic activity across a political and cultural community.

Another Road for Europe

Another Road for Europe lays out positive proposals for Europe to emerge from its crisis based on reformed values of social justice, environmental responsibility, democracy and peace. The appeal aims to articulate a program around which coordinated action can be organised across Europe.

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a group of European activists, academics, journalists, trade unionists and intellectuals launch and appeal towards other concerned Europeans for the survival of a positive European project arguing that social justice, environmental responsibility, democracy and peace should be the core values of a reformed European Union currently held hostage by the unbridled power of the markets