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Merkel and the Social Democrats – a view from France

By François Delapierre The European right has its model: Germany. Angela Merkel emerged reinforced out of Sunday’s elections. After two terms, she achieved great strides forward for the CDU- CSU coalition. The paradox is that this is a non-exportable German exception. Moreover, austerity policies imposed by the Chancellor have created her own Conservative colleagues great … Continue reading

The German elections will not change a thing in the Eurozone

Interview with Italian economist Emiliano Brancaccio ‘As far as austerity is concerned, even after the September elections Germany will not turn the page. The Germans have benefited from the crisis, and even if the Bundesbank itself has reservations about the general direction of European economic policy, Berlin has no interest in changing course.’ So says … Continue reading

The great crime scene of Greece

It wasn’t too difficult picking out the Fat Bastard in the crowd of Russian models, craven moochers and media mavens. Besides, he and I were both desperate for coffee and heading for the same empty urn. By Greg Palast Read on in the Morning Star

The austere roots of Nazism and fascism

Europe today is facing, on the one hand, the rise of  “apolitical” technocratism, and on the other, right-wing authoritarian government. The Continent needs a democratic alternative, or else we are heading towards a disaster that will bring enormous suffering to the popular classes in the name of the ruling financial and economic elites, says Vincent Navarro … Continue reading

Inequality back on the agenda in Germany

A recent opinion poll  revealed that most Germans think top managers in the country’s big companies are paid too much. Three out of four Germans say pay packets were too large… Read on at Left Foot Forward 

Chancellor Merkel: Greeks want justice

Statement by Manolis Glezos on the occasion of the visit to Greece by German Chancellor Angela Merkel On the occasion of the visit of the German Chancellor to Greece we see it as our duty to remind her as well as the Greek Prime Minister that: 1. The great and powerful Germany has no right to … Continue reading

Germany shows solidarity with struggling southern neighbours

The same day the European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi delivered his bombshell declaration that the European welfare state was no more, the Continent’s Great Power, Germany issued orders to stop welfare payments to non-German nationals. Whether coincidence or not, the move by the Federal Labour Agency on February 23 has helped put some flesh … Continue reading

Corner shop economics gains ground

It originated in Germany. Then Spain did it and now Italy is on the verge of following suit. Tying the hands of sovereign national parliaments on their fundamental roles of taxing and spending is becoming ever more fashionable. In August, at the behest of Germany and France, heads of state in the Eurozone agreed that … Continue reading

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