ECPM President Peter Östman introduces the view of ECPM on economy during the extraordinary General Assembly that took place on the 5th of March. Östman warns that if we do not address the causes of the crisis properly we will not achieve any sustainable progress. He presents an alternative: the relational economy. An economy that should focus on people and not on numbers. An economy that focuses on ownership, not on consumerism and a policy that focuses more on small and medium sized enterprises than merely on multinationals. An economy with citizens at the centre.