[A2k] Intergroup on Common goods and public services at EP

Gaelle Krikorian gaelle.krikorian at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 23:33:08 PST 2014

Dear Silke,

I fully agree with you on the difference between Commons and Common goods. We actually had a discussion about this in one of the meetings ahead of the negotiations to create the intergroups with the MEPs who wanted the creation of an intergroup on the Commons. But I am afraid that then this seemed probably like a detail for MEPs in the context of the negotiations between all the political groups at the parliament to decide what would be the 30 and something intergroups. 
The fact that the issue of « public services » was added was most probably a compromise because there was not enough support to keep the Intergroup on public services that already existed while creating a new one on the Commons. A lot of the people who wanted one also wanted the other. Or some people got support for one agreeing to support the other. You know, negotiations…So, that’s not ideal but all this can be discussed and addressed once the intergroup starts to be operational.



> Le 10 déc. 2014 à 23:36, Silke Helfrich <silke.helfrich at gmx.de> a écrit :
> Dear Gaelle,
> sounds tricky, as "common goods" and "commons" are two different things. So I wonder how we could inform an EP-intergroup for "Common goods and public services" about the commons (Commons, from my point of view, is not about protecting and ruling a special type of "goods", but about a differnt culture, a special way of shaping social relationships - that is - the economy. In short: it's about another paradigm.
> and besides that; whenever the commons where ruled from above it ended up being a tragedy).
> Nontheless, keep us up to date, please! It might be an interesting step/ strategy to engage into a political debate about the commons.
> All the best
> Silke
> Am 09.12.2014 um 13:19 schrieb gaelle krikorian:
>> Dear all,
>> It is now confirmed that there will be a new intergroup « Common goods and public services » at the European parliament. This intergroup should be the entry point for civil society to inform the debates on this issue inside the EP and to promote concrete steps and rules on the commons.
>> For those interested, get ready for 2015…
>> Best,
>> Gaelle
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