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Europe

Germany: Grand Coalition saved - SPD wrecked?

Even before the result of the ballot on joining a Grand Coalition (or "GroKo", as it is known in Germany) with Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats was announced, SPD Executive Board members had sent a Read more...

Germany: IG Metall pay settlement, workers' victory or bureaucratic showpiece?

The results of the metal-workers' pay campaign in Germany have attracted a lot of attention not only at home but internationally. Read more...

Germany: SPD party congress votes for talks on Grand Coalition

In the end, the decision at the SPD's special party congress on January 21st on whether to enter negotiations for a Grand Coalition with the conservative parties was so close that it went to a card vo Read more...

Austria: 1500 school students strike against right wing coalition government

ON 13 JANUARY tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Vienna against the new Austrian government, formed by the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). Read more...

Germany: No to a Grand Coalition

After it lost the Bundestag elections last September, the Social Democratic Party, SPD, declared that it could not "go on like this" and that it had to renew itself on its social base. Read more...

UK:From the ruins of Carillion and PFI, let's build a real alternative

THE UK's second largest construction and services contractor collapsed on Monday, threatening the jobs of its 43,000 workers and tens of thousands more in the supply chain. Read more...

Rajoy pierde las elecciones catalanas; ahora es el momento de echarlo

Las elecciones en Cataluña no han deshecho el atasco de forma favorable a los intereses del presidente del gobierno español Mariano Rajoy. De hecho, su táctica ha fallado e incluso ha debilitado su po Read more...

Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht - heroes of the revolution

Ninety nine years ago, on the night of 15 January 1919, two of the greatest revolutionary socialists in history, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, were brutally murdered by right-wing soldiers actin Read more...