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2 November 2016
The saga of the on-off-and-on again EU-Canada trade agreement holds important lessons for how Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters could use the Brexit negotiations to build European-wide workers' opposition to the EU bosses' club.
5 September 2016
The EU referendum Leave vote was a massive rejection of the capitalist establishment but not a vote for a governmental alternative. Now Jeremy Corbyn has the opportunity to use his re-election campaign to rally both Leave and Remain voters behind a programme for a socialist and internationalist break with the EU bosses' club
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
15 June 2016
As we approach voting day for the EU referendum, panic has set in for the establishment and 'project fear' has been stepped up. The official campaigns on both sides have bandied about arguments full of lies and misrepresentations. We answer three key questions: Does the EU build international solidarity? Does the EU defend workers' rights? Does the EU keep the peace?
23 February 2016
The referendum on 23 June is not just about the EU but is also an opportunity to pass verdict on Cameron and his rotten government. An 'out' vote would strike a mortal blow at the government.
29 July 2015
'Sharp turns, sudden and abrupt changes in the situation' is a phrase we used in the past, but it characterises the period which Greece has entered today, and the rest of Europe will experience tomorrow
11 July 2015
On 13 July Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reached a deal with Eurozone leaders, securing a third bailout in return for pledging to implement huge austerity. Yet Syriza was elected on an anti-austerity platform
7 July 2015
Sunday's referendum saw the Greek working class give a powerful reply to the attempts of the Troika to blackmail them into accepting more austerity in order to stay in the eurozone.
30 June 2015
Events in Greece have thrown the entire eurozone into crisis and threaten its very existence. Workers in the beleaguered country must reject the austerity dictates of European money lenders.
10 June 2015
Recently Greece has appeared to move a step closer to defaulting on its debt and exiting from the eurozone, writes Niall Mulholland, CWI.
3 June 2015
The promised EU referendum has the potential to split the government and the Tory party itself from top to bottom
27 May 2015
We are now in the fourth month of the Syriza-led government's term. The result of so-called "negotiations" with the Troika - European Union (EU), European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund
25 February 2015
On 20 February, Greek negotiators agreed a four month extension of the current bailout programme with its creditors (the Troika - EU, IMF and European Central Bank), writes Nicos Anastasiades, Xekinima (CWI Greece).
11 February 2015
'This is not negotiation, it's war': Not a single step back - statement by the editorial board of Xekinima (Greek sister party of the Socialist Party)
4 February 2015
The new Syriza-led government has announced a series of policies that will come as a huge relief to Greek workers after years of brutal austerity measures that have driven many into penury
28 January 2015
That's the message ringing out from Greece in the aftermath of the country's parliamentary elections on 25 January
28 January 2015
If you're in a hole, stop digging. But not it seems if you happen to be the European Central Bank (ECB) dealing with the depressed Eurozone economies
7 January 2015
At the end of last year a constitutional crisis arose in austerity-ridden Greece with the failure to elect a president. An early general election to be called for 25 January with Syriza (a left party) leading the polls. The Socialist spoke to Andros Payiatsos from Xekinima (CWI in Greece)
10 December 2014
Once again workers are in revolt against "elderly and haggard" European capitalism - as the Pope accurately described it. Six years into 'the Great Recession' austerity and mass unemployment have become permanent continent wide
29 October 2014
"We're the fastest guns in the West - and still losing the living standards battle", was how Stephanie Flanders summed up Britain's economy.
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