06 December 2011
Tens of thousands of people protested against austerity in Brussels on Friday of last week. Large parts of Belgium’s transport system were shut down by strikes.
13 November 2011
Italians have been celebrating the downfall of their hated prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who resigned in disgrace last night (Saturday).
04 October 2011
A couple of weeks ago the economist Paul Krugman said he was "both terrified and bored" by the eurozone crisis. I know what he means.
07 June 2011
‘On a magic night, just like in Argentina, we will see which one of the politicians will make it first to the helicopter."
31 May 2011
Voters in Italy have dealt a resounding blow to prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s right wing government in local and mayoral elections.
10 May 2011
A hugely successful one-day general strike took place in Italy on Friday of last week, called by Italy’s largest union, the CGIL.
24 November 2009
Ofsted, the hated schools and children’s services inspectorate, is used to branding workers as "failures". This week it got a taste of its own medicine.
17 June 2008
Irish voters have dealt a decisive blow to attempts to create a corporate, militarised European Union (EU) superstate by voting to reject the Lisbon treaty.
17 June 2008
Gordon Brown’s government has pressed on with the parliamentary vote to ratify the Lisbon treaty on the European Union (EU), despite Irish voters rejecting it.