Politika

FLAT TAX OR DEMOCRACY?

Towards a Progressive Tax Reform in Bulgaria
In 2008, Bulgaria introduced a flat tax rate of 10% on income and corporate profits. Together with the absence of tax breaks for low earners or reduced VAT rates for basic amenities, this makes Bulgaria's tax system regressive.

European elections in Romania did not take place

Written by Florin Poenaru The contest for the European Parliament in Romania defied predictions and managed to alter the political life of the country in just about 24 hours. What many observers foreseen to be a low-key affair in line withprevious balloting for the European elections, turned out to be a pivotal moment for the country’s internal political...
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05.06.2019.
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BETWEEN FORM AND REALITY

Shadow Report on the Implementation of the Strategy for Social Inclusion of Roma Women and Men in the Republic of Serbia
Roma Forum Serbia, for the third year in a row, organizes political education workshops that critically address the question of the institutional framework of inclusion of Roma in the Republic of Serbia.

The Work of Mourning and the Work of Solidarity

Notes on political activism in Bosnia and Herzegovina
In this article I seek to bring together some insights of living and working on what is called «social justice» in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina as an academic, artist, and practicing psychoanalyst.

Orban government's agenda for SEE

The April 2018 parliamentary elections in Hungary resulted in a landslide victory for Fidesz and its junior coalition partner KDNP The national-conservative coalition, in power since 2010, had won its third supermajority in a row – two-thirds of all seats in parliament. In July of the same year, Viktor Orbán, the prime minister of Hungary, held a speech in...

FEMINIST IS THE COLOUR OF THE NEW CLASS STRUGGLE

Feminist Class Politics - Exchanging Theory And Practice | Belgrade | September 30th - October 4th
The massive women's strikes and marches, which have taken place all over the world in recent years, have incited new forms of social movements. The immense scale of women’s mobilisations, with their constitutive class, antiracist and LGBT+ dimensions, were developed in response to post-crisis measures that exacerbated the lives of many, tightening restrictions on reproductive rights, as well as leading to the rise of the far and populist right. These struggles have opened up space for reflection on and the reorganization of left feminist politics.

Democratic Socialists Advance in Slovenia

Slovenia's recent parliamentary elections brought polarization on both the right and left
The Slovenian parliamentary elections held on 3 June 2018 delivered an unprecedented level of diversity to the country’s parliamentary landscape.

THE LOST REVOLUTION

Women`s Antifascist front. Between Myth and Forgetting
The volume we present to the public is one of the results of many years of work by the comrades of the Crvena Arts and Culture Association on the digitisation of documents to create an Archive of the Antifascist Struggle of the Women of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Yugoslavia.

NSU TRIAL VERDICT ANNOUNCED

An Assessment by Fritz Burschel
It is finished. But then again – not quite.

Finally, after 438 trial days spanning over five years, the 6th Senate of the Munich High District Court – the state security senate – has issued its long-awaited verdict in the NSU («National Socialist Underground») trial.
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MAPPING LEFT ACTORS

Slovenia
Since the collapse of the Yugoslav Socialist Federation and Slovenia’s declaration of independence in 1991, the political field in Slovenia has been dominated by liberal and conservative forces.