Austerity in Europe
The EURO Arrangement Is Faulty

Professor Heiner Flassbeck shows it defies macroeconomic logic to promote surpluses for Germany, prohibit government deficits everywhere else and forbid the central bank from acting as the central bank of each and every EURO member.

Italy coronavirus A letter from Italy in the time of coronavirus

Only a complete paradigm change, with huge government investment in the economy, in public services and job creation, will save us from the worst effects of this disaster

Socialist Party all set to form government again in Portugal Socialist Party all set to form government again in Portugal

The Socialist Party led by Antonio Costa won 106 seats in the 230-seat parliament. It is likely that its leftist allies, the Left Bloc and the Portuguese Communist Party-led CDU, will continue support to the government

greece_elections_2019 SYRIZA loses to center-right party in Greek polls, KKE retains seats

The center-right conservative New Democracy won 158 seats in the 300-member parliament. SYRIZA, which had gained power in 2015 riding on its anti-austerity stance, seems to have paid the price for going back on that position

30 weeks of Yellow Vests: a movement at a threshold

Thousands took part in the weekly protests in cities across France. While these agitations have channelized popular anger against president Emmanuel Macron, they have not been able to develop a political project

French trade union protests French trade unions mobilize against new public service law

The new bill by the Emmanuel Macron government is a profound cost-cutting reform that would result in the loss of 120,000 jobs over the next three years.

Demanding wage hike, school teachers embark on strike in Poland

The Polish Teachers’ Union said that educators in 15,179 of the 20,403 (74.29%) schools and kindergartens in the country are participating in the strike. Students also staged a solidarity demonstration

Teachers march in the Netherlands, seeking investment in education, higher wages

The strike was called by the General Education Union (Aob) and the trade union FNV Onderwijs en Onderzoek, and supported by action groups such as PO in Actie, VO in Actie, and FVoV. The teachers are seeking a 4 billion euro rise in education spending

Trade unions, Yellow Vests protesters once again march in solidarity in France

Over 300,000 people are believed to have taken part in protests called for by major trade unions on March 19. Three days before the mobilization, the Yellow Vests marked the 18th consecutive week of their protest

Irish Communist Party - Interview ‘Our allegiance is to Irish Republic, declared in 1916, which include everything from the plough to the stars’

In the first part of our interview with the national executive member of the Communist Party of Ireland, Jimmy Doran, we speak about a varied set of issues, ranging from reproductive rights, austerity policies of the government, to the question of Northern Ireland.

British govt. workers seek a minimum wage, strike work

The workers were employed in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

In their tenth week of protests, Yellow Vests face brutal police crackdown

Reports say that the Disarm collective, a local group that campaigns against police violence, has counted 98 cases of serious injuries till now, including 15 cases of people losing an eye to rubber bullets

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