EuroMemorandum 2013

The deepening crisis in the European Union:
The need for a fundamental change

This EuroMemorandum draws on discussions and papers presented at the 18th Workshop on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, organised by the EuroMemo Group, from 28-30 September 2012 in Poznan, Poland.

The European Union is facing an increasingly severe crisis. The EuroMemorandum 2013 critically analyses recent economic developments in Europe and emphasises the need for an alternative economic policy. Neo-liberal policies adopted by European and national authorities in response to the crisis have exacerbated unemployment and social hardship across much of Europe. The EuroMemorandum is intended as a contribution to developing initiatives by intellectual and social movements to promote greater coordination among movements at a European level and a different Europe that is based on the principles of democratic participation, social justice and environmental sustainability.

In contrast to previous years, the chapters in this EuroMemorandum are organised by theme. In each key developments in the past year are outlined first, before some of the main problems with the policies adopted by European and national authorities are identified and the basis for an alternative approach is sketched out. The EuroMemorandum 2013 will be published together with a list of signatories in mid December.

Therefore, if you are in broad agreement with the main lines of argument of this year’s EuroMemorandum, please express your support. In order to submit your declaration of support to the EuroMemo Group, please fill in the declaration of support, and send it back by Monday, 10 December 2012

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