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14 March 2018
The 4 March general election has caused the biggest shake-up of the Italian political landscape in over 20 years. Not since the 'clean hands' corruption scandal of the early 1990s have the establishment parties been so severely wounded
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
15 June 2016
The Hollande/Valls government hoped that by the time Euro 2016 started the months-long strike movement would have run out of energy. But the size and combativity of the 14 June march show that it's still huge.
21 October 2015
More than 800,000 refugees are officially expected to come to Germany this year. The government has announced budget cuts 'because of the refugees' and commentators demand scrapping the minimum wage of Ä8.50 an hour for refugees.
21 October 2015
Redcar steel plant to close after a century of production, raw material prices collapsing, China's economy slowing, the ongoing euro crisis...
30 June 2015
Events in Greece have thrown the entire eurozone into crisis and threaten its very existence. Workers in the beleaguered country must reject the austerity dictates of European money lenders.
3 June 2015
The promised EU referendum has the potential to split the government and the Tory party itself from top to bottom
27 May 2015
We are now in the fourth month of the Syriza-led government's term. The result of so-called "negotiations" with the Troika - European Union (EU), European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund
1 April 2015
Working class action key: Nicos Anastasiades, member of Xekinima (CWI Greece) spoke to Steve Score, editor of the Socialist
18 February 2015
Let the Greek people decide! The stand-off between the Greek Syriza government and the European Union (EU) finance ministers is continuing
14 January 2015
In recent weeks Germany has seen growing demonstrations in favour and against Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West), writes Wolfram Klein, Socialist Alternative (SAV, CWI in Germany).
27 May 2014
The long-predicted 'earthquake' - the electoral "triumph" of the far right and their allies - took place in the European elections in some key countries. In Britain Ukip came first, pushing Labour into second position and the Tories - the 'governing party' - into an ignominious third position. The Liberal Democrats were completely humiliated, left with just one MEP!
27 November 2013
Despite capitalist 'experts' predicting that the world economy would by now be experiencing 'escape velocity', capitalism is still in deep crisis. And Europe is most acutely affected, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
3 April 2013
Niall Mulholland spoke with Athina Kariati from New Internationalist Left (CWI in Cyprus) about Cyprus's deal with the Troika, what it will mean for working people and what is the socialist solution to the crisis
27 February 2013
The Italian election on 24 and 25 February was long-expected to end in a stalemate, but the closeness of the votes and the possibility of a temporary coalition and another election soon have caused big falls on stock markets around the world...
20 September 2012
For an article on Mario Draghi's announcement that the European Central Bank will embark on the unlimited buying of eurozone bonds to support debtor governments like Spain and Italy, and other recent developments
20 June 2012
Clear socialist programme for struggle needed: The outcome of the elections in Greece has left the majority of the population with mixed feelings. On the one hand, there is the victory of the right-wing New Democracy...
13 June 2012
As on a rickety rollercoaster, the euro train could shoot off the rails at any moment. Will it be triggered by the soaring loop of the Spanish banking crisis? Or the crazy corkscrew of the Greek crisis...
23 May 2012
In Britain, as in every country of Europe, millions of working people are following events in Greece with baited breath, inspired by the defiance of the Greek population
16 May 2012
Voters - not only in Greece but also in the recent French presidential elections, the German regional elections, in Italy's local elections and indeed in the UK - have punished the ruling parties for making the working and middle classes pay for the failure of the capitalist profit system
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