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Greece's government faces collapse as general strikes rock Italy and Belgium

16 December 2014
The year that was meant to bring relief to the eurozone’s crisis is instead ending in strikes, stock exchange runs and political collapse on some of its key battlegrounds.

Unions to organise against TTIP

02 December 2014
Sixty activists met for a briefing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) at the union Unite's head office in London on Monday.

Rising markets are sign of deep malaise

04 November 2014
Faced with disaster on almost every front, David Cameron and George Osborne are desperately talking up the British economy. 

Fortress Europe—leaving refugees to drown at sea

04 November 2014
European government ministers’ calls to end patrols in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants stranded at sea is just business as usual, argues Annette Mackin

Cameron is twisting on the hook of Europe as party system is in crisis

28 October 2014
David Cameron may have just avoided becoming the prime minister who lost the Union. But he stands a reasonable chance of presiding over Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU). 

Hundreds protest against bosses TTIP trade deal

14 October 2014
Hundreds rallied against the proposed TTIP trade deal in London and around Britain on Saturday of last week as part of a Europe-wide day of action.

Take action over bosses’ TTIP treaty

07 October 2014
Campaigners against bosses’ transatlantic trade deal TTIP were set to take part in a day of action around the country this Saturday.

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

TTIP - Stop the bosses’ transatlantic treaty tearing up our rights

05 August 2014
Transatlantic deal TTIP could give bosses a green light to attack workers’ rights, public services and the environment

Can new left party Podemos make a change in Spain?

10 June 2014
As the Spanish state strains under the pressures of the crisis, activists told Dave Sewell about the new party Podemos they are building to take the fight to its rulers

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.

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

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.

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

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