Threat of instability and recession in emerging economies, and legacy of debt and disharmony in eurozone among ‘triad of risks’ outlined in stability report Source: Risk of global financial crash has increased, warns IMF | Business | The Guardian
Source: Is Portugal a poster child for austerity?
The center-right coalition, whose reform zeal won Berlin’s admiration, looks short of an outright majority. Source: Portugal’s austerity government wins – POLITICO
An interesting array of candidates for prime minister. Source: 9 faces to watch in Portugal’s election – POLITICO
by Arturo Puente – On 27 September Catalonia is holding elections that will be pivotal in determining whether a territory in which 7.5 million people live will remain part of the Spanish state. The president of the Catalan government, Artur Mas, has called on citizens to cast their votes in an election he wants… More Will the Catalan elections see the reconfiguration of Spain? – Equal Times
By Hugo Coelho for the New Statesman – Antonia Costa’s socialists face an unpalatable choice: grand coalition with the right, or cohabitation with die-hard communists on the left. Source: In Portugal, the Left is caught between two extremes
The veteran writer offers a personal response to last week’s editorial on the new Labour leader Source: Why I take issue with the Observer’s stance on Jeremy Corbyn | Comment is free | The Guardian
Dutch economist Maarten Verwey has unprecedented powers as his taskforce oversees the implementation of Greece’s cash-for-reforms rescue package Source: Eurozone’s enforcer ready to keep Greece’s new leader in line | World news | The Guardian
So divided has SYRIZA’s youth wing become over the direction of Greece’s leftist party, that when its council planned to convene at the end of August, the meeting was abandoned. Too many of its 71 members were on the point of quitting. Source: Ahead of Greek election, SYRIZA’s ‘lost generation’ deserts Tsipras | Comment |… More Ahead of Greek election, SYRIZA’s ‘lost generation’ deserts Tsipras | Comment | ekathimerini.com
SYRIZA numbers keep dropping in opinion polls. The blows Alexis Tsipras is receiving keep coming from all directions, and they are really strong! Source: Greek Elections: SYRIZA Keeps Bleeding as Party Youth Withdraw Support | GreekReporter.com
Source: After Syriza | Jacobin
Introducing Popular Unity | Jacobin.
Brutish, nasty – and not even short: the ominous future of the eurozone | Wolfgang Streeck | Comment is free | The Guardian.
Yanis Varoufakis: bailout deal allows Greek oligarchs to maintain grip | Business | The Guardian.
Swapping one mirage for another: the Left’s turn away from social Europe.
Podemos, Greece and the hot Spanish autumn.