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Privatising Europe - Using the crisis to entrench neoliberalism

18 March, 2013
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TNI
Privatising Europe - Using the crisis to entrench neoliberalism
The Transnational Institute (TNI) has produced this working paper and infographic that provides an overview of what can best be described as a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

Encouragingly though, there have been victories in the battle to protect and improve Europe’s public services which serve as beacons of hope. There is even a counter-trend of remunici­palisation taking place in Europe as people have become aware of the cost and downsides of privatising public services, particularly water. As public awareness grows that the European Commission far from solving the crisis is using it to entrench the same failed neoliberal policies, these counter-movements and growing popular resistance can work together to halt the corpo­rate takeover of Europe.

Privatising Europe - Using the crisis to entrench neoliberalism (TNI website)

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