transform! europe Meeting the Left: Clémentine Autain


Watch the interview with Clémentine Autain, Member of the French National Assembly for La France Insoumise.


The Corona-virus has hit the EU unprepared, but in different ways and with different effects depending on the countries. Most tragic were the effects on those countries whose healthcare and social systems have been emaciated by decades of austerity policies. Thus, the pandemic has increased inequalities not only inside the states but also between the Member States of the EU. This presents the parties of the radical left with a challenge and calls for a re-examination of their strategies.

transform! europe hosts a series of web interviews with leading personalities of parties of the European left. The six interviewee will be Clémentine Autain, member of the National Assembly for La France Insoumise.

Clémentine Autainis a French politician and journalist. She is a member of Ensemble, a political organisation founded in 2013 and and former components of Front de Gauche. In June 2017, she was elected Member of National Assembly for La France Insoumise. She is publishing director of the magazine and she was co-secretary of the Fondation Copernic.

interviewed by:
Walter Baier, Austrian economist and former National Chairman of the Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ). He was an editor of the Austrian weekly Volksstimme and since 2007 he is the Political Coordinator of transform! europe.
Tatiana Moutinho
, a Porto-based facilitator of transform! europe in the programme “Cooperation Strategies for Southern Europe” and the President of Cul:tra – Cooperativa Culturas de Trabalho e Socialismo (Portugal).

The interview was simultaneously translated from French to English and vice versa.