Europe

Strengthened Left will fight for alternatives to EU leaders' dud politics

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A brief press release from the United Left Group/Nordic Green Left in the European Parliament

Europe’s banking union is being hailed as the big fix for the too big to fail banks. It is anything but

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A FEW weeks ago MEPs finally signed off the European banking union.

Privatizing Europe

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“The drive for austerity was about using the crisis, not solving it. It still is.”
By Nobel prize-winning economist, Paul Krugman

‘Monetary union is in the end not sustainable’

Dutch political scientist Bastiaan van Apeldoorn is concerned about European Union policies which are leading to the increasing marginalization of national democracy and widening the gap be

European Parliament elections reveal poverty of British left’s tactics

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Failure to make any impression should mean “No 2 abstentionism, Yes 2 grown-up politics” argues Steve McGiffen.

Juncker – Will he, won’t he?

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The knives are being sharpened. British Prime Minister David Cameron doesn’t want Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, but German Chancellor Angela  Merkel stands right behind ‘her’ candidate. The European Parliament is even threatening a veto if he doesn’t get the job, because the centre-right group – mostly Christian Democrats – the European People’s Party, is again the biggest group and so the voter has spoken.

European Elections - Alexis Tsipras

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Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras recently spoke in Portugal, as a guest of the Left Bloc, in support of the Party of the European Left's campaign European Parliament elections.

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