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- 09/01/17--01:59: _“Going into Europe”...
- 09/04/17--06:49: _The Failure of the ...
- 09/08/17--04:38: _On the Use and Abus...
- 09/12/17--02:04: _Euro’s Fatal Flaw
- 09/23/17--01:39: _Norwegian Elections...
- 09/25/17--07:07: _Call for Plan B in ...
- 09/27/17--02:21: _The “Asian Dimensio...
- 10/17/17--07:20: _Against Supranation...
- 11/06/17--05:05: _The European Centra...
- 11/14/17--02:41: _Our Europe: For and...
- 12/12/17--11:10: _The Reforms that Eu...
- 12/14/17--02:32: _It´s Hard to Argue ...
- 01/02/18--05:24: _The EU Debate in No...
- 01/05/18--02:29: _Another Europe is N...
- 01/29/18--01:36: _A Proposal for the ...
- 02/12/18--07:08: _The EU cannot be de...
- 03/06/18--09:23: _The European Left a...
- 03/15/18--02:07: _Founding declaratio...
- 09/01/17--01:59: “Going into Europe” – an essay by E. P. Thompson
- 09/04/17--06:49: The Failure of the Eurozone and the Role of German Policies
- 09/08/17--04:38: On the Use and Abuse of the Concept of “Ordoliberalism”
- 09/12/17--02:04: Euro’s Fatal Flaw
- 11/06/17--05:05: The European Central Bank isn´t Going to Save Us
- 11/14/17--02:41: Our Europe: For and By the People!
- 12/12/17--11:10: The Reforms that Europe doesn´t Need
- 12/14/17--02:32: It´s Hard to Argue that Irland Isn´t a Tax Haven
- 01/02/18--05:24: The EU Debate in Norway: Left Positions and Recent Developments
- 01/05/18--02:29: Another Europe is Needed
- 01/29/18--01:36: A Proposal for the Transition to the National Currency
- 02/12/18--07:08: The EU cannot be democratised – here’s why
- 03/06/18--09:23: The European Left and Brexit
- 03/15/18--02:07: Founding declaration: Austria Self-determined
The essay “Going into Europe”, written by the Marxist historian E. P. Thompson, was first printed in the Sunday Times on 27 April 1975 – the pre-Murdoch era, for anyone wondering. It was published ahead of the June referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Economic Community (the forerunner of the European Union). The […]
by Costas Lapavitsas, Theodore Mariolis and Constantinos Gavrielidis This analysis was published in Il Ponte, LXXIII, n. 5-6, p. 105-33. Introduction: Ιn early 2010 the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) entered a period of crisis that has undermined its very existence, and eventually that of the European Union itself. The turmoil has been a continuation of […]
by Herman Michiel With this contribution Herman Michiel answers to Andy Storeys “The Myth of Ordoliberalism“, which was recently published in this blog. It was a good idea of Andy Storey to circulate his article “The Myths of Ordoliberalism” in broader circles than the academic ones . Ordoliberalism is one of those concepts by which […]
The following text on the Euro and the concept of money is a transcription of the conference given by Jorge Amar at the Attac Summer University for Social Movements held in Toulouse in August 2017. Jorge Amar is Economist, Chair of the Spanish Economic Sovereignty Association (APEEP) and Research Scholar at Binzagr Institute for Sustainable […]
By Asbjørn Wahl, Norwegian trade union and political activist The centre-left failed in getting rid of the so-called blue-blue government at the parliamentary elections in Norway on 11 September. The Labour Party was the main loser, while small parties on the centre-left advanced slightly. However, the parliamentary basis of the right-wing government has started to […]
Following Paris, Madrid, Copenhagen and Rome, the 5th Plan B summit will take place on the 21st and 22nd of October 2017 in Lisbon, claiming back democracy for the peoples of Europe and asserting democratic cooperation and solidarity as true alternatives to the increasing democratic and social deficit imposed by the Lisbon Treaty 10 years ago. In the […]
by Charles Woolfson One of Britain’s most celebrated entrepreneurs and an avid supporter of Brexit in the business community, the inventor Sir James Dyson, has argued that World Trade Organization tariffs are not a barrier to financial success or profitable trading with Europe, nor have they prevented his technology company from achieving record financial results. […]
by Bill Mitchell and Thomas Fazi Let’s face it: national sovereignty has become irrelevant in today’s increasingly complex and interdependent international economy. The deepening of economic globalisation – and the massive leaps achieved in the fields of mass transport, communications, technology – have rendered individual states increasingly powerless vis-à-vis the forces of the market. The internationalisation […]
by Andy Storey Can the European Central Bank (ECB) act as an honest broker in the tracker-mortgage scandal? Fianna Fáil has suggested that it step in to oversee the response of the Irish banks and ensure that customers get the appropriate compensation. There is a whiff of naiveté (at best) about this proposal. It was the ECB […]
The last Plan B conference took place in late October in Lisbon. Here we document the final declaration. Ten years have passed since the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty by the European oligarchy. The European dream has become a nightmare. The European Union, through its treaties and its internal market, is all about social dumping, economic […]
by Thomas Fazi The prospects for a progressive reform of the eurozone appear more unlikely than ever. The reforms currently on the table, in fact, are likely to make the situation even worse. This is why progressives should resist any further surrender of national sovereignty to the EU and any further deepening and expansion of […]
by Andy Storey The European Union has just decided that 17 countries are tax havens, including Bahrain, Namibia and Panama. The stated criteria were tax transparency (or the lack of it), fairness (whether or not preferential treatment was being given to some taxpayers over others), and participation (or not) in international initiatives designed to limit corporations egregiously […]
This report is meant as a short introduction to the EU debate in Norway: its historical basis, contentious issues, as well as the positions of political parties and social groups, particularly those on the political left. It also gives a general account of recent political and economic developments in Norway, with special emphasis given to […]
by Ernesto Screpanti [*] Since the end of World War II, tribal rivalries and xenophobic sentiment in Europe have never been as strong as they are today. And this is but one of the European Union’s “successes”. Not to mention the resurrected warmongering vocation that led the Union to feed conflicts in Libya, Syria, Ukraine and, […]
The European and international centers of the establishment, especially the domestic political and economic establishment, are engaged to brainwashing and terrorizing the Greek people, by presenting the abandonment of the Euro and Greece’s transition to the national currency as destruction. The Popular Unity (LA.E) published a broschure, which in a brief and as far as […]
by Thomas Fazi and William Mitchell As the EU’s internal crisis increases with many citizens rebelling against what has become a neo-liberal project, European politicians are racing to strip national governments of all power to prevent any further democratic interventions. The centre-left still believes the EU is an institution for the good of Europe. They […]
by Herman Michiel In a reaction to the Brexit speech of the British prime minister Theresa May (2 March), Gabi Zimmer, group leader of GUE/NGL in the European Parliament and member of Die Linke, made a declaration which supposedly represents the position of the radical Left on the current state of affairs in the Brexit […]
“Selbstbestimmtes Österreich” (SBÖ, Austria Self-determined) is a new political alliance in Austia. They define four basic lines for their approach on Austrian politics: Democratic, Social, Sovereign, Neutral. The approach is in key points very colse to the Lexit idea, as the founding declaration says: “The EU-integration is the transmission belt for the neo-liberal reconstruction of […]