Unions incensed after ‘surreal’ meeting – English – ANSA.it

Unions incensed after ‘surreal’ meeting – English – ANSA.it. (ANSA) – Rome, October 27 – The leaders of Italy’s four main labor union federations were incensed Monday after a meeting with government ministers, ostensibly to discuss the government’s proposed 2015 budget, turned out to be what they said was a one-sided exercise. The government sent … More Unions incensed after ‘surreal’ meeting – English – ANSA.it

CGIL rally: 1 million, plus 1,000 police, and PD MPs – English – ANSA.it

CGIL rally: 1 million, plus 1,000 police, and PD MPs – English – ANSA.it. (ANSA) – Rome, October 24 – As many as one million people, one thousand police officers, and a small number of dissident members of the governing Democratic Party (PD) are expected  at a major rally called for Saturday by Italy’s largest … More CGIL rally: 1 million, plus 1,000 police, and PD MPs – English – ANSA.it

Will The Juncker Commission Continue To Entrench Neoliberal Policies?

Will The Juncker Commission Continue To Entrench Neoliberal Policies?. A few days ago, the designated European Commission finally showed its true colours: It wants to make sure that its economic policy recommendations become enforceable. Deregulation of rent setting systems, adjusting the retirement age to account for life expectancy and increased flexibility in wage-setting mechanisms were … More Will The Juncker Commission Continue To Entrench Neoliberal Policies?

Mark Blyth: The Return Of Class Politics In The UK

Mark Blyth: The Return Of Class Politics In The UK. For David Cameron, cutting spending in a highly unequal society works because it doesn’t affect those who matter to him. This used to be called class politics. The prime minister’s speech at the lord mayor’s banquet last year was notable in part because its main message, that … More Mark Blyth: The Return Of Class Politics In The UK

John Weeks: The EU Recovery That Never Was

John Weeks: The EU Recovery That Never Was. Economic recovery in the Eurozone is not delayed. It is non-existent. The Financial Times for the first day of October carried several articles assessing the European economies, written as if a prize would go to the most pessimistic — stagnation and decline of EU manufacturing, the European … More John Weeks: The EU Recovery That Never Was

Renzi budget has business ‘dreaming’ and unions worried – English – ANSA.it

Renzi budget has business ‘dreaming’ and unions worried – English – ANSA.it. CGIL and FIOM metalworkers rally for jobs Redazione ANSA Rome 14 October 2014 (ANSA) – Rome, October 14 – Italy’s employers on Tuesday hailed Premier Matteo Renzi’s forthcoming 2015 budget bill as a dream come true while Italy’s largest CGIL labor federation slammed … More Renzi budget has business ‘dreaming’ and unions worried – English – ANSA.it

Germany needs ‘small miracle’ to avoid recession after exports fall by 5.8% | Business | The Guardian

Germany needs ‘small miracle’ to avoid recession after exports fall by 5.8% | Business | The Guardian.   The fall in exports comes as sanctions between Russia and Europe and a flagging economy in the wider eurozone take their toll on Germany. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP German exports suffered the biggest monthly fall in more than … More Germany needs ‘small miracle’ to avoid recession after exports fall by 5.8% | Business | The Guardian

Five charts that show Germany is heading into recession | Business | theguardian.com

Five charts that show Germany is heading into recession | Business | theguardian.com.   Germany is on brink of recession Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Germany is on the brink of recession. Recovery in Europe’s powerhouse went into reverse in the second quarter when the economy shrank by 0.2%. All the evidence suggests the weakness … More Five charts that show Germany is heading into recession | Business | theguardian.com

Austerity has been an utter disaster for the eurozone | Business | The Guardian

Austerity has been an utter disaster for the eurozone | Business | The Guardian.   Austerity has been an utter and unmitigated disaster, which has become increasingly apparent as European Union economies once again face stagnation, if not a triple-dip recession. Photograph: Vladimir Rys/Getty Images “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the theory,” … More Austerity has been an utter disaster for the eurozone | Business | The Guardian