Europe

28.02.2019

Rethinking refugee support: Responding to the crisis in South Eastern Europe

Rethinking refugee support: Responding to the crisis in South Eastern Europe

The migration crisis that began in 2015 has had a major impact on countries in South Eastern Europe. Outlining findings and recommendations from a new project, Amanda Russell Beattie, Gemma Bird, Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik and Patrycja Rozbicka explain that the EU’s response to the crisis has resulted in the outsourcing of… »

26.02.2019

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which is part of the ruling coalition, says it has plans to extend an embargo on arms supplies to Saudi Arabia despite pressure from major European countries not to do so. Rolf Muetzenich, the deputy leader of SPD in Germany’s parliament, said the… »

26.02.2019

Puzzled by the Brexit debacle? Just follow the money

Puzzled by the Brexit debacle? Just follow the money

Finally it became clear. Thanks to an article by Simon Jenkins in The Guardian  we now know that “With a ‘free port’ deal negotiated behind closed doors, the financial sector will be fine. Meanwhile, others face ruin”. He explains : “An iron law of modern British government says that whatever… »

26.02.2019

UK selling tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to India and Pakistan

UK selling tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to India and Pakistan

Last night India carried out air strikes in Pakistan. These followed years of tensions and the killing of 40 soldiers. UK has licensed £550 million worth of arms to India since May 2015. UK has licensed £42 million worth of arms to Pakistan since May 2015. Last night India carried… »

12.02.2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

Under ISDS corporations and the rich have sued governments for billions of euros – for anything from introducing health warnings on cigarettes to banning dirty oil drilling. Citizens, campaigners and social movements are uniting in 2019 to put an end to this parallel justice system for big business. You can… »

08.02.2019

Europe is in Danger! But Why?

Europe is in Danger! But Why?

By Howard Richards Now a hue and cry has gone up that Europe is in danger. The continued existence of Europe’s core ideals –of its very essence– is said to be threatened. The occasion of today’s hue and cry is the possibility that the populist far right might sweep the… »

08.02.2019

Captured states: When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests

Captured states: When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests

The new report of Corporate Europe Observatory, called “Captured states: When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests”, warns about the power that corporate lobbies have in influencing decision-making in the EU. Member states play a hugely important role in EU decision-making, but too often… »

06.02.2019

The Stansted 15 will not spend time in jail

The Stansted 15 will not spend time in jail

The Stansted 15, a group of anti-deportation protesters who blocked a government deportation flight last year, will avoid jail, with 3 set to be given suspended sentences and 12 set to be given community service. Sentenced today by a Crown Court judge, they learnt their verdict in December after a… »

03.02.2019

Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Russia and China have already moved to create a shadow bank-transfer system in case the United States unplugs them from SWIFT. Germany, France and even the U.S. poodle Britain joined to create INSTEX — Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges. by MICHAEL HUDSON Originally published on… »

02.02.2019

INF Treaty suspension: Prevent the deployment of new missiles

INF Treaty suspension: Prevent the deployment of new missiles

One day after the USA announced suspension of the INF Treaty, Russia has followed suit and announced the development of new missiles. US withdrawal from the INF Treaty by Donald Trump breaks with a proven arms control measure, and is thus exposing the world, and Europe in particular, to an… »

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