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Socializing losses and privatizing gains? Cutting social spending and wages? There is no alternative? We have reasons to doubt it! That is why we asked around.





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In March 2014, Eurodad (European Network on Debt ans Development) and the Brussels office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung brought together politicians, academics and civil society activists from Europe and other regions to discuss alternative solutions to the debt crisis. The conference was scheduled to take place in Brussels in the run up to May’s European Parliament elections – the first European elections since the global financial crisis turned into the European debt crisis, and a key opportunity to change the path of European debt policies.

What are Alternative Solutions to the Debt Crisis?

And we got answers - from academics, politicians, and activists who presented their ideas on solving the debt crisis at an international conference in Brussels, hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office in cooperation with the European Network on Debt and Development Eurodad).

The new conference report gives insights to the contributions and presents alternative strategies to exit the debt crisis.

Brussels, May 2014

Bodo Ellmers from Eurodad compiled this report based on notes taken at the Alternative Solutions to the Debt Crisis conference in March 2014 in Brussels. Whilst the author has taken every care to reflect the presentations and discussions accurately, any inadvertent omissions or inaccuracies are the author’s own.
Additional information on the conference, including interviews with some of the speakers and their powerpoint presentations, can be found on the organizer’s websites:

With support from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.