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Le Pen senior pays hommage to dictator Pinochet

France’s godfather of the far right Jean Marie Le Pen paid hommage to the dictator Augusto Pinochet in a ‘private visit’ to Chile this weekend. The former President and now honorary chairman of the Front National was among a number of fascist and extreme right-wingers from the US, Spain, Argentina and France who were invited … Continue reading

Italian senators urged to vote down balanced budget law

Communists demand referendum on EU Fiscal Compact, denounce parliamentarians as ‘thieves of democracy’  A balanced budget law, the fiscal straightjacket being imposed on people across Europe, is set to be given the green light by Italian senators on Wednesday in a move described as ‘financial coup’ by Italy’s communists. Paolo Ferrero, of Communist Refoundation and Federation … Continue reading

Die Linke asks awkward questions over EU permanent austerity pact

Radical opposition Left Party warns EU Fiscal Pact may breach German Constitution More in Der Spiegel

Fighting for rights and democracy in the workplace and in society

The metalworkers strike and protest Friday 9 March is about democracy in the workplace, but also extending welfare to the weakest, protecting public services and a sustainable exit from the crisis, says Maurizio Landini, general secretary of Fiom metalworkers union, Italy. Today is a very important day for the FIOM and the future of democracy. The … Continue reading

Austerity is not working and will not work, say Europe’s trade unions

The European Trade Union Confederation sets out  the alternatives to the Troika’s diktat as the latest figures confirm the Eurozone has entered recession More

Greece’s new austerity measures are ‘authoritarian, illegitimate’ says European Left

The Party of the European Left has called on all social and political forces resisting the ‘ongoing escalation of social destruction and authoritarianism in a national and European level’ to unite in the ‘widest possible struggle’ to bring about a ‘massive change in the balance of power’ and to ‘overthrow the reactionary governments, the troika and … Continue reading

EU Treaty an ‘expropriation of Italian sovereignty’

Italian Communists start campaign for referendum on Treaty The EU ‘fiscal compact’  approved yesterday by Brussels is a ‘real disaster for Italy’, said Paolo Ferrero, leader of the Communist Refoundation party. It will lead to a 3% – or Euros 40 billion - annual cut to spending, he said. ‘It will result in a downward spiral … Continue reading

EU Treaty ‘unprecedented attack on the European people’s basic political rights’

‘Fiscal Pact’ is regime change to a dictatorship of the markets, says Europe’s radical left leader Pierre Laurent, President of Party of the European Left (This statement was issued ahead of the informal summit on 30 January 2011) The EU heads of state will meet today to refine their project for « an international agreement … Continue reading

Germany: The oldest profession is still going strong

How the German Left Party is a victim of continual snooping. Morning Star. More

The Troika letter strangling Greece

FROM THE RADICAL PRESS / IL MANIFESTO  The Troika is demanding two huge privatisations immediately, massive sackings in the public sector, enormous employment ‘flexibility’ in the private sector, a new cut to pensions and wages and another mountain of money for the banks ‘Earth and Water’, as in antiquity, was the demand of the Troika (IMF-ECB-European Union) … Continue reading

European Trade Union Confederation rejects new “undemocratic” EU treaty

European Trade Union Confederation rejects new “undemocratic” EU treaty slamming proposals as “more of the same austerity”  More

Fighting a roll back of democratic principles and values in Europe

The anti-communist and anti-democratic offensive in Europe must be immediately stopped, says the Party of the European Left  More

Party of European Left on how to tackle the crisis – statement

To face up the financial markets and emerge from the crisis, unite the Left, strengthen the struggles and recover power to the peoples, the Party of the European Left says. More

Less “Merkozy”, more social and democratic Europe! says European Left

Resolution of the Council of chairpersons of the Party of the European Left (EL) on tackling the European Economic and Financial Crisis The European summit of the 8-9 December 2011 marks a very dangerous turning point for the future of Europe. Entering into an agreement on the protection of the European Central Bank independence and … Continue reading

Workers should resist a new European Treaty say French, German radical left

Common Declaration of Jean-Luc Mélenchon – candidat of France’s Left Front (Front de Gauche) for the French Presidential Election 2012 – and Oskar Lafontaine – founding member of Germany’s Left Party (Die Linke) and former German MP, Chancellor in Strasbourg (14.12.2011). Address to European Workers The current leaders of the European Union  are leading us to … Continue reading

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DATA

Anti-social Europe in numbers

WAGES SLIDE

Key facts and figures on wages across the EU

Wealth Inequality in Europe

Get the key facts and figures

RADICAL VOICES

A different take on European issues

Italy’s Healthcare Crisis

Health services are ‘close to collapse’ in Rome, Turin and Naples after years of cuts and privatisation.

550 days, 29 Workers, Zero Job Losses

How a few determined Italian women stopped their factory closing and protected their livelihoods

Filthy Rich

France's Bernard Arnault of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) empire is worth $41 billion. Check out Europe's rich list

SANTA DRAGHI’S COMING

Private banks receive half-trillion-euro gift from ECB

POPULAR FIGHTBACK

Workers and citizens stand up for themselves

FLORENCE’S BUS LUMACA

Workers are on a go-slow over privatisation

Popular resistance delivers results

Lessons from the victory against Madrid privatisation plan

FRENCH FACTORY OCCUPATION

Hundreds of workers occupied the factory of ArcelorMittal in Florange in the north of France

International Workers Day

International Workers Day 2012

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

in Italy the home is a very dangerous place to be

LABOUR RIGHTS

Workers down tools over PM Monti's attack on labour rights

FORTRESS EUROPE

Concentration camps and a massive migrant marine cemetery

Subjects

EUROPE NEEDS A CITIZENS’ REVOLUTION

Read the statement by Lafontaine and Melenchon

The Troika in Portugal – Three Years On

A success story?

THE EURO

The Dossier

FRANCE

GERMANY

GREECE

ITALY

PORTUGAL

SPAIN