Austerity in Europe
As public hospitals crumble, French health workers call for immediate action

Health workers and those in associated sectors held a national day of action demanding pay hikes, more staff, improved and safe working conditions, job security, and sufficient funds and resources for hospitals

Daily Round-up | Protests staged across Austria over rising inflation, cost of living & other stories

In this episode, we take a look at protests in Europe over cost of living, workers in Canada demanding rights, and attack on a US base in Syria

What the death of a journalist from COVID-19 says about Croatia’s health system

The death of journalist Vladimir Matijanić from Covid-19 raised questions about the adequacy of the health system in Croatia, and also led to a fresh wave of criticism of Health Minister Vili Beroš

Public healthcare workers in Greece go on strike seeking greater investment, pay hikes

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

Italian workers and students stage countrywide protests

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

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