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EU row over Juncker has nothing to do with democracy

10 June 2014
The whole row over Jean-Claude Juncker is symbolic politics, writes Alex Callinicos

Far right feeds from eurozone depression

20 May 2014
Alex Callinicos considers how the recovery of the eurozone is not quite the success our complacent rulers believe

Deadly stand-off over east Ukraine

15 April 2014
Pro-Russian insurgents seize buildings and imperialist powers step up war of words as the escalating crisis spirals out of the new Kiev government’s control

Potential for conflict rises as Ukrainian military seal off town

08 April 2014
Ukrainian authorities sent security forces to clear government buildings in Kharkiv, the country’s second biggest city, of pro-Russian demonstrators on Tuesday of this week. 

Huge anger fuels strikes in Greece

08 April 2014
Workers across Greece were set to strike on Wednesday of this week in the first combined public and private sector general strike since November last year.

Loan sharks and fascists circle Kiev

04 March 2014
The Ukrainian parliament ratified an agreement on Tuesday to receive £500 million in loans from the EU.

West relies on Russian trade

04 March 2014
Europe depends heavily on commerce with Russia, especially on energy. 

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

Putin raises the stakes in imperialist Crimea crisis

03 March 2014
Russia’s seizure of military control over Crimea has brought Ukraine to the brink of war.  This crisis represents the coming together of three distinct conflicts.

As Ukraine’s president flees, who has won?

25 February 2014
After the government falls and rebels claim victory, Simon Basketter looks at the situation in Ukraine

Concessions fail to stem the crisis in Ukraine

28 January 2014
Oligarchs are exerting their power but protests continue, writes Simon Basketter

Mass protests continue in Ukraine over European Union integration

17 December 2013
In the fourth week of protests 200,000 people took to the streets of Kiev on Sunday of last week.

Protesters shake government in Ukraine

03 December 2013
Mass Protests were loosening president Viktor Yanukovych’s control of Ukraine as Socialist Worker went to press. 

Greek workers disrupt Troika visit but police attack ERT occupation

07 November 2013
Greece’s international creditor organisations came to Athens to inspect the government’s progress in making cuts this week. But their visit was disrupted by a general strike against mass sackings yesterday, Wednesday.

Good times are over for the liberal government in Poland

01 October 2013
Andy Zebrowski says workers’ opposition to austerity is growing in strength as the economic crisis puts rulers in trouble

Greek strike resists Nazis

24 September 2013
Outrage at the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas is bringing public sector workers out on strike against the fascist Golden Dawn, writes Dave Sewell

Greek teachers begin strikes against new attack on public sector workers

10 September 2013
Greek Secondary school teachers, outraged at a massive attack on wages and conditions, have announced a series of five-day rolling strikes.

Greece could need another bailout as workers go on offensive

27 August 2013
The crisis in Greece was back at the centre of European politics last week—just as workers began a new round of mass strikes.

European Union extends its austerity deadline to defuse fury

04 June 2013
 

Austerity fuels protests in Europe

24 July 2012
Stock markets plummeted this week as the economic crisis deepened across Europe.

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