For cooperation but against the United States of Europe


Emile Roemer is leader of the Socialist Party of the Netherlands, which along with a handful of parties of the left in Europe – the Swedish Left Party, the Danish Red-Green Alliance, AKEL o

Corporate power and the EU

David Cronin’s book Corporate Europe: How Big Business Sets Policies on Food, Climate and War is based on his years as a journalist in Brussels looking at the way in which the European Union’s inst

Farmers mobilize in Brussels: “Reclaiming peasants' rights over our own seeds”


Brussels, 20 January 2014 - At the start of the year devoted to family farming, which is being called on by the UN to feed the world, small farmers from all over Europe are demonstrating before the

An unconditional basic income for all


Background to the interview

European citizens want the European Commission to consider Basic Income

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


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

European Anti-Fascist Manifesto


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’


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.

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