ELMO: Right to housing struggles in Eastern Europe and the Berlin referendum

Using the Berlin referendum vote to expropriate large-scale landlords as a reference, ELMO’s roundtable brought together activists from movements in Romania, Serbia, Hungary and Germany to discuss struggles for the right to housing.

Using the Berlin referendum vote to expropriate large-scale landlords as a reference, ELMO’s roundtable brought together activists from movements in Romania, Serbia, Hungary and Germany to discuss struggles for the right to housing.

Webinar: Decoloniality and Eastern Europe

The webinar ‘Decoloniality and Eastern Europe’ will explore the strategies of the left to address decoloniality in the region. The event will take place on Thursday, 4 November at 6 pm CET.

The webinar ‘Decoloniality and Eastern Europe’ will explore the strategies of the left to address decoloniality in the region. The event will take place on Thursday, 4 November at 6 pm CET.

Draft Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance render supreme public bodies untouchable

The Draft Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance have been available on the website of the National Assembly of Serbia since last Friday.

The Draft Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance have been available on the website of the National Assembly of Serbia since last Friday.

The draft law on internal affairs rushed through a short public debate despite the opposition of citizens and experts

The public debate on the Draft Law on internal affairs which will enable biometric surveillance ended Saturday and, if passed, the new law could put the rights of citizens in jeopardy

The public debate on the Draft Law on internal affairs which will enable biometric surveillance ended Saturday and, if passed, the new law could put the rights of citizens in jeopardy

Erdoğan under pressure

By its eighteenth year of rule, the Justice and Development Party has strayed far from securing the prosperity it promised. Joachim Becker, professor at the University of Economics in Vienna, analyses the current political and economic situation in Turkey.

By its eighteenth year of rule, the Justice and Development Party has strayed far from securing the prosperity it promised. Joachim Becker, professor at the University of Economics in Vienna, analyses the current political and economic situation in Turkey.

The easier to obtain a construction permit, the harder to protect architectural heritage

Authorities boast that last year Serbia jumped from 182nd to the ninth place on the world ranking of countries listed by ease of issuing construction permits. There are good reasons to be concerned over this kind of news.

Authorities boast that last year Serbia jumped from 182nd to the ninth place on the world ranking of countries listed by ease of issuing construction permits. There are good reasons to be concerned over this kind of news.

Foreign investments and domestic laws – the case of Chinese companies

In order to attract foreign investment and improve infrastructure, Serbian authorities are ready to change laws and turn a blind eye to the violations of existing regulations when it comes to foreign companies. Their attitude towards Chinese companies is just one example of this.

In order to attract foreign investment and improve infrastructure, Serbian authorities are ready to change laws and turn a blind eye to the violations of existing regulations when it comes to foreign companies. Their attitude towards Chinese companies is just one example of this.

Fascist song recited at the solemn celebration of the Victory Day over Fascism in Serbia

The ceremonial academy on the occasion of the Day of Victory over Fascism was held on May 9 at the National Theatre in Belgrade. The gathering was attended by the entire state leadership, and the celebration of victory over fascism was marked by reciting songs authored by an interwar fascist movement and organization led by politician Dimitrije Ljotić.

The ceremonial academy on the occasion of the Day of Victory over Fascism was held on May 9 at the National Theatre in Belgrade. The gathering was attended by the entire state leadership, and the celebration of victory over fascism was marked by reciting songs authored by an interwar fascist movement and organization led by politician Dimitrije Ljotić.

Who takes your children for a walk?

Parents find it difficult to reconcile their work and the struggle to provide for their family with the time needed to take care of their children. Mothers bear a multiple burden, and state policies provide little besides declarative concern for the birth rate.

Parents find it difficult to reconcile their work and the struggle to provide for their family with the time needed to take care of their children. Mothers bear a multiple burden, and state policies provide little besides declarative concern for the birth rate.

Tatlin's Tower, the project for the Monument to the Third International; Photo: Aurelien Guichard / Flickr

An internationalist collective endeavor in times of rising instability: discussing the Eastern European Left Media Network

How much do we Eastern Europeans know about each other? What kind of information can we acquire about each others' local context? Where is this information produced, in what language and based on what political views and underlying ideologies?

How much do we Eastern Europeans know about each other? What kind of information can we acquire about each others’ local context? Where is this information produced, in what language and based on what political views and underlying ideologies?

A truck in the shipyard

Linglong Tire in Serbia: pollution in accordance with feng shui

Europe’s automobile manufacturers will be receiving their tires from Zrenjanin via the new Silk Road. Meanwhile, the Republic of Serbia will pay for its place in the Chinese "Belt and Road" initiative by providing subsidies, natural resources and by adjusting its legislation to the needs of corporations.

Europe’s automobile manufacturers will be receiving their tires from Zrenjanin via the new Silk Road. Meanwhile, the Republic of Serbia will pay for its place in the Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative  by providing subsidies, natural resources and by adjusting its legislation to the needs of corporations.

Let’s turn dissatisfaction with the existing public healthcare policy into a plan to preserve health and healthcare system

The political concoction of destroying public healthcare and bad climate policies is deadly. Organizing workers in the public sector and connecting them to social and green struggles is key to preserving health and public healthcare system.

The political concoction of destroying public healthcare and bad climate policies is deadly. Organizing workers in the public sector and connecting them to social and green struggles is key to preserving health and public healthcare system.