Europe

New website offers virtual tours of enemy territory

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A new website launched by spectrezine's friends at Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) aims to bring the experience offered by the group's regular walking tou

France: The Appeal of Resistance Fighters

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In response to the growing rebellion in France against neoliberalism and state violence, a group of surviving members of the Resistance, men and women who fought the Nazi occupation of their country d

Dutch Socialist leader underwhelmed by his country's 'heroics' in applying Lisbon Agenda

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The European Round table of Industrialists was not alone in its attempts to lobby the Economic Summit of the European Council this week, writes Dutch Socialist Party (SP) leader (and spectrezine reade

France: Plan to abolish job security for young workers brings a million on to streets

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In France, the CPE (contrat de première embauche) has been presented as an incitement to employers to hire young people, supposedly encouraging job creation, by creating more “flexibility”, making it

European trade unions pledge to fight Cuba blockade

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The first ever European Union Conference in Solidarity with Cuba and Latin America took place last weekend in London, its main objective being to organise towards the breaking of the US blockade of Cu

MEPs call for EU Commission office to move from Baghdad to Kurdistan, and aid for region's victims of chemical warfare

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Two Euro-MPs from opposite ends of the political spectrum – André Brie of Germany's Party of Democratic Socialists, a member of the United Left Group (GUE/NGL) and Irish (Fine Gael) conservative Simon

US website publishes proof of EU member states' complicity in CIA torture flights as Dutch official documents confirm the worst

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Proof now exists that European governments have cooperated with the CIA in illegal activities, including the kidnapping of individuals on their own territories and allowing flights through their airsp

Irish troops readied in Euro war plan

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Defence Minister Willie O'Dea this week announced that units of 1,500 combat soldiers are to be readied for battle within two weeks notice.

French report reveals violent effects of economic transition in eastern Europe. by Paul Falzon

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The shocks absorbed by Central and Eastern European states in the 1990s have plunged a significant number of people into extreme destitution, according to a study by the French National Institute for

Council of Europe investigation confirms European countries aided CIA's subcontracting of torture

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“It's simply unlikely that European governments, or at least their secret services, would not have been in the know.” It would be difficult to be any clearer. The words are taken from the r

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