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Europe

France: Government plans to impose “labour reforms” 

President Hollande’s Socialist government has decided to use emergency powers to force through the ‘El Khomri’ labour reform bill, a major plank of the PS government’s austerity offensive, which has p Read more...

The crisis of the European Union and the tasks of the working class

The European Union faces the deepest crisis in its entire history. At the beginning of the century, it set itself the goal of becoming the “most dynamic” economic power in the world. Read more...

Europe’s Walls of Shame

On March 5, 1946, Britain’s war leader, Winston Churchill, delivered a speech in which he said, “an iron curtain has descended across the Continent”. Read more...

France: workers and youth mobilise against the “Socialist” government

One year after the 12 deaths resulting from the terrorist attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and in the fifth month of the state of emergency imposed after130 died in the No Read more...

Sweden's Social Democratic-Green government tightens up borders

At the start of the refugee crisis, in the autumn of 2015, Swedish authorities behaved relatively decently, compared to other European countries. Read more...

Snap Election in Ireland: no compromise with Sinn Fein

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called a General Election for February 26. This will be the shortest election campaign in the history of the state, just three weeks. Read more...

Cologne attacks spark racist backlash

ON New Year's Eve, in Cologne, hundreds of women were intimidated and threatened. At least two rapes were reported. Read more...

Political impasse in Spain