The Greek government has been taking advantage of the pandemic to reinforce the privatization of the healthcare sector by promoting public-private partnerships, contractual agreements and merging of healthcare units
Trade unionists and students took part in a general strike demanding safety and rights at their workplaces and educational institutions. The protesting workers also sought an end to layoffs and dismissals and guaranteed wages for the unemployed
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.