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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.

New eurozone deal—but it won't solve fundamental problems

03 July 2012
Europe’s leaders struck another bailout deal last week. It allows the use of European rescue funds to directly prop up ailing Spanish banks.

No more bailouts for the bankers

19 June 2012
Across Europe ordinary people’s money is being used to bail out the bankers and the rich.

Eurozone turmoil spreads to Spain

22 May 2012
Could Spain be the next eurozone domino to fall? With a near-run on one of its biggest banks, Bankia, last week, market chaos has become the norm.

Tensions simmer as G8 leaders try to find a way out of the crisis

22 May 2012
As world leaders gathered for the G8 summit at Camp David, the US presidential countryside retreat, they were all smiles for the cameras. But there were tensions behind the lens.

Germany: the odd man out inside a surging European left

22 May 2012
The biggest demonstration in Germany since the onset of the crisis took place last Saturday.

Booms and busts get bigger

22 May 2012
One reason why European rulers are so keen on the euro is that it is meant to unite individual European economies into a larger bloc. But why does size matter?

We can stop austerity—and change the world

08 May 2012
Election results in Greece and France have sent our rulers into a panic. They insist that austerity—savage programmes of cuts, job losses and privatisation—is the only cure for Europe’s ailing economies.

Austerity backfires on Europe's rulers

24 April 2012
The political crisis faced by the ruling classes of Europe deepened this week.

Size does matter if Spain goes Greek

17 April 2012
Alex Callinicos recently argued in these pages that the global economic crisis is far from over. The ink had hardly dried on his words when the crisis in Spain started growing to "Greek" proportions.

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