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Ukip's nasty Nazi funding deal

21 October 2014
Ukip has done a deal with a Polish Nazi to save its grouping in the European Parliament.

Far right threat looms over Europe as its economy stagnates

16 September 2014
Panos Garganas argues that fighting the fascist Golden Dawn in Greece must go hand in hand with fighting against austerity

Mass protests called in France to take on the fascist Front National

03 June 2014
The CGT union federation and other organisations have called for a national day of protests and strikes against the Front National (FN).

Voters put pressure on rulers in Greece

27 May 2014
Euro elections showed a swing to the left and a mood for a fightback, reports Panos Garganas

Years of bitter financial crisis fuels Euro poll shocks

27 May 2014
The recent elections are the second to take place under the long shadow of the financial crisis, writes Alex Callinicos

The elite's arrogance strengthens Ukip's Nigel Farage

08 April 2014
Ukip is polling 28 percent for next month’s European elections—only two points behind Labour—according to the latest YouGov survey. This five point rise is a big boost for Nigel Farage’s party. All the main parties have slipped back, with the Tories at 22 percent and the Lib Dems at 9 percent.

Imperialist rivals push Ukraine to brink of war

04 March 2014
Intervention in Crimea has escalated a deadly game between Russia and the West, writes Simon Basketter

Workers' resistance can stop government cuts in Greece

05 November 2013
As workers prepare for a general strike, Nikos Loudos says their struggles have forced unions to call action

‘Quiet desperation’ is stalking Europe, says new survey of austerity

15 October 2013
A comprehensive new survey of austerity in Europe reveals unemployment, hunger, suicides and emigration. Judith Orr says the only alternative is to fight

'Loongate' threatens to derail the Tory party

21 May 2013
As the crisis leads to civil war for the Tories, Sadie Robinson looks at David Cameron’s prospects

We must not play into Ukip's hands

14 May 2013
The queen’s speech last week made clear the government’s strategy. It is to move right and savage the working class in an attempt to recapture votes that have leeched to Ukip.

Cameron is trapped in European pickle

15 January 2013
David Cameron will finally make his long heralded speech on renegotiating Britain’s relationship with the European Union (EU) on Friday. He is in a pretty pickle.

Three centuries of Mughal India's cultural riches on display

11 December 2012
India under the Mughal Empire, which stretched from 1526 to 1858, was for a time one of the world’s most advanced societies. There were as many as 120 large cities. Delhi was said to be as big as Europe’s largest city, Paris, and was an economic and political powerhouse.

Gaza shows impact of Arab revolts

27 November 2012
Frederick Engels wrote in 1854, "We must not forget that there is a sixth power in Europe, which at given moments asserts its supremacy over the whole of the five so-called ‘Great Powers’ and makes them tremble, every one of them. That power is the Revolution."

Workers protest in Britain to support strikes in Europe

20 November 2012
Over 300 people protested outside the European Commission in London on Wednesday of last week in solidarity with the strikes in Europe.

14 November strikes in Europe

20 November 2012
The centre of Madrid became a sea of people when millions of workers walked out on strike last week. Estimates put one demonstration outside the city’s congress building at 360,000—more than ten times the official figure.

The Pre-Raphaelites: painters who rewrote the rules

20 November 2012
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood began in 1848—a year of revolutions across Europe. The movement’s name was a rejection of the establishment Royal Academy’s idea that Renaissance artists such as Raphael had set ideal standards for how artists should paint.

Europe rocked by general strikes in Portugal, Italy, Spain, Greece

14 November 2012
Workers walked out today in general strikes across Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece as well as parts of Belgium.

Trade union protests in Britain in solidarity with European strikers

14 November 2012
Over 300 people protested outside the European Commission in London this evening in solidarity with the strikes across Europe.

European news round-up

13 November 2012
Belgians say no to Ford closure An estimated 20,000 people marched in the city of Genk, northern Belgium, last Saturday.

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