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Italian Prime Minister Monti resigns

By Peter Schwarz, December 11, 2012

Monti resigned for tactical reasons. He is attempting to secure a long-term and stable parliamentary majority for his increasingly unpopular austerity measures.

Euro zone finance ministers demand deeper cuts in Greece, Europe

By Robert Stevens, Jordan Shilton, November 13, 2012

A meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Monday delayed a further 31.5 billion euros in aid to Greece.

What way forward for workers in Greece?

By Christoph Dreier, November 9, 2012

While this week’s strikes and mass protests show the immense potential power of the Greek workers, the policy of the trade unions and their political allies is aimed at suffocating the struggle to defeat the austerity measures.

The dead-end of Catalan independence

Part two

By Alejandro López, Paul Mitchell, November 2, 2012

This is the conclusion of a two-part article. Part one was published November 1.

Defend the Greek working class!

By Christoph Dreier, November 2, 2012

A critical precondition for a struggle of the European working class against austerity is political solidarity with the embattled Greek working class.

The rise of separatist agitation in Europe

By Chris Marsden, October 30, 2012

The growth of separatist movements throughout Europe is a retrograde development that cuts across the critical struggle to unite the working class in opposition to the social counterrevolution being carried out under the auspices of the European Union.

German-French tensions dominate European Union summit

By Peter Schwarz, October 20, 2012

The public clash between Merkel and Hollande is symptomatic of growing tensions within the European Union.

Flemish nationalist gains in regional elections renew pressure on Belgium

By Paul Bond, October 19, 2012

The victory of the separatist New Flemish Alliance in last weekend’s regional elections has again increased pressures threatening the break-up of Belgium.

Mass protests and police violence in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, October 19, 2012

As EU leaders assembled in Brussels to discuss how to proceed with the euro crisis, tens of thousands demonstrated in Greek cities against austerity measures.

The European Union’s Nobel Peace Prize

By Peter Schwarz, October 15, 2012

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union is aimed at providing political support to all those who, in the name of defending the EU, are carrying out the most brutal attacks against working people since the 1930s.

Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer urges dictatorial powers for the EU

By Christoph Dreier, October 9, 2012

Green Party veteran leader Fischer is advocating German domination in Europe and the removal of all democratic constraints over budget policy in the euro zone.

SYRIZA deepens European Union ties as austerity intensifies in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, October 4, 2012

The Greek government is encountering increasing difficulties in enforcing cuts and under these conditions the SYRIZA coalition is assuming growing significance for the ruling elite.