Europe

Many little streams make a mighty river – the 1 per cent solidarity levy

August 2011

How an innovative financial scheme could help to finance international public-public water projects in the global south.

Time for the EU to shut down the casino

July 2011

Until the European Commission shows it has learnt the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis and demonstrates the political will to re-regulate the financial sector, it will be unable to resolve the crises in Greece, Ireland and Portugal

Greece’s Woes: So Goes the Euro

July 2011

The Greek crisis has exposed the fundamental flaws in the Euro project: it stripped countries control over the price of money and allowed political elites to undermine Europe's post-war social contract.

Greece marks failure of EU integration

Marica Frangakis
July 2011

The current architecture of the Eurozone exposes its members to the speculative attacks of financial markets, yet does not provide for any crisis management policies.

Spain: The 'Indignant’ and the Paris Commune

June 2011

One hundred and forty years after the Paris Commune similar demands for democratic change resonate strongly in Spain. Recent mass mobilisations show the Spanish people have had enough of politics that serve only the interests of a few, while public interests are subordinated to the profit imperatives of big business.

A test for India’s foreign policy

June 2011

While countries all over the world review their nuclear energy plans and safety measures in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the Indian government still pushes ahead with it's fiercely opposed Jaitapur plant.

Austerity, debt, social destruction in Europe: Stop!

May 2011

Mobilising and resisting austerity ideology in the EU, building pan-European solidarity for an alternative economic and environmental future.

Will the financial markets really be tamed?

May 2011

Three years since the outbreak of the global financial crisis, the banks are back making mega-profits while the burden has clearly shifted to citizens and workers. However civil society action at European level could still make a difference in reining in the financial sector.

Europe's Nationalists waiting in the dark

May 2011

As Brussels bureaucrats and established political parties struggle to answer the current crisis caused by a faulty economic structure, right-wing nationalist parties have increasingly come to the fore in Europe, with Finland's recent election the last contribution to a worrying trend.

AV is not perfect, but we need it for plurality

April 2011

The first-past-the-post voting system in the UK has led to the slow death of a critical political culture. Saying yes in the referendum on a proposed Alternative Voting (AV) system would at least give oxygen to debate.

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