Europe

“Life, not death, is the prospect that we choose for our children”

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“Life, not death, is the prospect that we choose for our children”  --  Alexis Tsipras, Greek radical left leader

European Anti-Fascist Manifesto

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Gabi Zimmer, president of the United Left Group (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament, together with Greek Left MEP Nikos Chountis presented the European Antifascist manifesto, which you can see below, this month in the European Parliament.

Gabi Zimmer said: "We are clearly witnessing a rise of the extreme right in Europe with more and more groups acting in an openly fascist manner. After 2014 we could see more openly fascist politicians in the European Parliament. We must prepare for the emergence of these political groupings. We need a broad alliance so we can get through to people and fight this extremely dangerous trend."

EU-US trade deal: report reveals ‘true human and environmental costs’

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As the second round of negotiations on the EU-US trade agreement kick off in Brussels, a newly published report reveals the true human and environmental costs of the proposed deal.

"Democracy package": More cooperation needed for true peace and democratisation in Turkey to succeed, says Left MEP

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The so-called "democratisation package" presented by Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan is a step in the right direction", according to GUE/NGL (United Left Group/Nordic Green Left) Member of the Euro

Death at Lampedusa

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Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, has promised that she will try to ensure that the European Union’s border management agency, Frontex, will step up the number of patrols in the Mediterranean Sea in order to avoid further hecatombs such as the one which resulted from the Lampedusa tragedy.

What Future for Social Democracy?

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On 9 September 2013, a red-green alliance led by the social democratic Labour Party lost the Norwegian general elections.

Catalonia: Showdown with Spanish state looms after huge protest

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On September 11, Catalonia’s national day (the Diada), around 1.6 million Catalans linked arms to form the Via Catalana (Catalan Way), a 400-kilometre human chain demanding a referendum on independ

Rays of hope for the economy?

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During the last few weeks the Chairman of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, has announced that there are cautious signs of recovery in the eurozone as a whole.

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