Matteo Renzi’s recent attempt to constitutionally embed neoliberalism and simultaneously legitimize and secure his tenure as Prime Minister via a refe Source: Referendums and Social Movements in Italy and Europe | The Bullet No. 1340
The center-right coalition, whose reform zeal won Berlin’s admiration, looks short of an outright majority. Source: Portugal’s austerity government wins – POLITICO
The rise of Europe’s new Left. By Bryan Evans
Juncker urged to revive ‘Social Europe’ model. by Benjamin Fox The ‘Social Europe’ model must be revived if the EU is to avoid lumbering itself with low social mobility and other economic millstones, according to a report published Monday (23 February) by Brussels-based think-tank Friends of Europe. The ‘Unequal Europe’ report is the product … More Juncker urged to revive ‘Social Europe’ model
Is a socialist EU possible via left-wing populist parties such as Syriza, Podemos and the HDP? | openDemocracy.
Morning Star :: Swedish government reveals progressive budget.
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
Financialization and the Collapse of European Social Democracy – Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself 7/8.
Europe’s Brutal Discipline » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names. The European utopia is turning into a system for delivering punishment. As Europe’s regime gets tougher, there is a growing sense that interchangeable elites are taking advantage of each crisis to tighten their austerity policies and impose their federal fantasy (1). This twin objective has the … More Europe’s Brutal Discipline » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
Wage Development in the European Union
Radical Democracy and Collective Movements in Greece, Spain | Euro Crisis in the Press. By Marina Prentoulis and Lasse Thomassen The 2011 movements of the squares, the ‘aganaktismenoi’ and ‘indignados’ as they came to be known in Greece and Spain respectively, brought to the forefront old and unresolved debates on the Left. During the crisis … More Radical Democracy and Collective Movements in Greece, Spain | Euro Crisis in the Press
Creating radically democratic solutions to the financial abduction of Europe | openDemocracy. LOTTA TENHUNEN and ADRIÀ RODRIGUEZ 6 March 2014 Last weekend we participated in the European meeting and seminar The New Abduction of Europe -– Debt, War and Democratic Revolutions in Madrid. The meeting, organized by Fundacion de los Comunes in the framework of the network of museums L’Internationale, took place … More Creating radically democratic solutions to the financial abduction of Europe | openDemocracy
Syriza Succeeds in Greece by Challenging European Left’s Approach to Reform. Leo Panitch on Syriza’s radical approach to ‘reform’ in Europe.
Austerity protests draw tens of thousands in Italy, Portugal | News | DW.DE | 19.10.2013. Police detained several people during the protest in Rome after about 100 people threw rocks, bottles and eggs at officers guarding the finance ministry (pictured). The police then charged and chased the demonstrators into side streets. Protesters also managed to … More Austerity protests draw tens of thousands in Italy, Portugal | News | DW.DE | 19.10.2013