Mediterranea in Crisis

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Spain in Crisis

General view of the occupied Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, on May 19, 2011 during a protest against Spain's economic crisis.

Greece in Crisis

Thousands of "Angry Greeks" gathered in Sintagma square in the centre of Athens to protest about unemployment and economic crisis. They also use a banner that reads "We are awake" in spanish to show their support for Spain.

Italy in Crisis

People celebrate, in hope of a better financial future, after Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi left the Quirinale Presidential Palace at the end of a meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, in Rome on Saturday.

Portugal in Crisis

Lisbon protestors show their presence during this period of severe economical difficulty.

Monday, May 20, 2013

"Four writers of the South talk about the crisis"


Video from the event organised by MEP Marilena Koppa in Burssels on April 10th.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The winners of the competition are:

Vicky Missira
Andre Marihna
The winners will participate in the "The South I live"  event on April 10th, in Brussels. 

Congragulations, you have been nominated over  the engagement of 3500 people from more than ten countries!
Thank you all for your participation!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

“The South I Live In.2”

Let’s Amplify Your Voice

Click on the “Participate”menu, choose and complete one or all phrases.

Thesouthintalk blogspot invites you to KEEP WRITING. 

We “liked” what you write and, having announced the individuals YOU “LIKED” AND YOU NOMINATED to join us in Brussels, we want to ensure that no thought is lost and every voice is heard.
Watch the people you nominated through this blog on April 10th. And make sure you also leave us your mail, or visit this site so we can keep you posted on this and forthcoming events.
WE WILL PRODUCE AN E-BOOK WITH YOUR POSTS entitled precisely “The South I Live in.” And we will distribute this e-book to Members of the European Parliament and beyond!!!
SO KEEP POSTING until April 15th on the
During this period, EU citizens residing or originating from Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece, but also Cyprus and Slovenia, can participate in this COMPILATION OF CITIZEN’S THOUGHTS by completing the following phrases:

  1. I belong to a generation…
  2. I cannot…
  3. I am seeking…
  4. I want…

Participants are invited to visit our blog and complete these phrases with a short submission, expressing their thoughts, through their Facebook account.
The objective now is that this “participatory narrative” that describes the transformation of the European South, as citizens experience it, is exploited to the full.
Make sure you join us live on the event that will take in Brussels in the premises of the European Parliament on April 10th 2013, with the participation of four emblematic writers of modern literature in the European South: José Luís Peixoto (Portugal) Mariolina Venezia (Italy), Alexis Stamatis (Greece), and Santiago Roncagliolo (Spain). Tweet or post your questions and thoughts!
Thank you for your participation. Be there through your delegates, be there LIVE, be in out e-book and keep the South In Talk.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hannes Swoboda, President of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament #thesouthintalk

"Euro-zone, overcoming macroeconomic imbalances"

Leonardo Domenici, MEP, Italy – former Mayor of Florence. #thesouthintalk

«The crisis in Spain»

Miguel Angel Martίnez, MEP, Spain – Vice-President of the European Parliament. #thesouthintalk

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Why Should the South be In Talk

"Why Should the South be In Talk: Because, given the cost of borrowing, the Cretan hotel owner cannot compete with his colleague from the Alps."

Marilena Koppa, MEP Greece - Coordinator of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the Subcommittee of Security and Defence #thesouthintalk

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Beyond North vs. South

"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'. We know the north was involved in this crisis but let's be, in the south, really committed for a bright and progressive future!"

João Ribeiro, International Secretary of the Socialist Party (P.S.), Portugal.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How Young People Can Contribute to actual European Crisis?


If we can find victims among all Europe of our actual crisis, young people are definitely one of them. It is urgent to establish Dialogue, Intergenerational dialogue.

Carlos de Sousa Santos
Youth Empowerment Unit Coordinator, Braga 2012: European Youth Capital, Portugal.