Following today’s meeting with the EU Ambassadors in Africa, the president of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, stated:
In Asia and Europe, social democratic forces have been fighting for democracy, human rights and development for decades.
The Global Progressive Forum participated to the 2009 edition of the World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil with a delegation chaired by Josep Borrell, President President of the GPF, and including Socialist Members of the European Parliament Henri Weber, Francoise Castex and Kader Arif.
Neoliberal economics and politics have become main stream in Brussels institutions and this has often been pointed out as a major obstacle to defending our social democratic positions.
Mr. P. Roumeliotis, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Panteion University of Athens, Vice-Chairman of Piraeus Bank, former MEP and economist at IMF, conducted a critical economic analysis of the troika, its work, and effectiveness in terms of results achieved in the programme countries is not the easiest of tasks. He presented it with Next Left Economic Circle chair Liem Hoang Ngoc, as well as Podimata MEP and Cercas MEP.