Will the Macron–Merkel Agreement Save the EU from a Debacle?
In the early hours of July 21, leaders of the European Union agreed to what the New York Times called a “landmark spending package to rescue their economies from the ravages of the pandemic.” This article is a thoroughgoing political economy analysis of the effort to save the European Union from the pandemic and the economic crisis that had already been forecast before the virus struck, originally published in French in May.
Juan ChingoJuly 24, 2020
Understanding the European Union’s 750 Billion Euro Covid-19 Stimulus Package
The leaders of the European Union just announced a 750 billion euro fund (US$857 billion) for post-Covid "reconstruction." What does the plan involve and who will ultimately pay for it?
IzquierdaDiario.esJuly 23, 2020
Coronavirus: Working-Class Internationalism as an Antidote to the Crisis
The coronavirus crisis and the global recession are exacerbating the reactionary nationalism of the imperialist states. The spirit of Donald Trump’s “America first” policy seems to have spread like a virus. On the other hand, the world working class is the only social force that can provide a progressive way out of this crisis, reorganizing production under workers’ control and deepening internationalism.
Josefina L. MartínezMarch 23, 2020
The EU Is Leaving Italy to Die
The European Union is leaving the people of Italy to die as the country faces the most serious outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic Europe has seen so far. The EU’s only concern is stabilizing world markets and protecting capitalist profits --- it doesn’t care about protecting the lives of the millions of people who live and work in Europe.
Madeleine FreemanMarch 19, 2020
For the Defense of Rojava Against the Turkish Invasion! Imperialism Out of the Region!
On October 9, the Turkish army began to march across the Syrian-Kurdish border, alongside jihadist militias. With the agreement of its NATO allies, Turkey seeks to expel the Kurds from the border region. We defend the self-determination of the Kurdish nation against the Turkish invasion and demand the expulsion of imperialism and other powers from the region. A statement by the Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International (FT-CI) in Europe.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalOctober 20, 2019
The Yellow Vests and the European Elections
Elections to the European Parliament will take place on May 26. In France, protests by the Yellow Vests continue and the government of Macron is in a profound crisis. Revolutionary socialists are calling for a critical vote for Lutte Ouvrière (Workers’ Struggle). We publish a call from our sister site Révolution Permanente.
Left VoiceApril 26, 2019
Migrants Held in Limbo in Bosnia, Violence at the Gates of Europe
With the former "Balkan route" closed, more and more refugees are trying to make their way into the EU via Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia.
Joshua EvangelistaNovember 12, 2018
Should Socialists Get Behind the Scottish Independence Movement?
By far the biggest political issue in Scotland right now is the question of independence from the United Kingdom—the political entity made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Natasha DrakeJuly 20, 2018