Category Archives: EU

Greece | Des profits sur la Grèce

par Eric Toussaint

J’ai perdu beaucoup de plumes dans la crise de la dette depuis 2010. Ce qui ne m’empêchera pas de voler de mes propres ailes dès aujourd’hui. Et les créanciers de faire encore des bénéfices sur mon dos. Je suis, je suis ? La poule aux œufs d’or grecque.

Italy | The world’s largest Che Guevara mural has appeared on a social housing blocks in Naples

Think you have seen enough Che Guevara iconography in your life to warrant a revolution to ban it? Dutch-Neapolitan artist Jorit Agoch might just change your mind with his enormously impressive mural of the revolutionary legend, which he has painted across the facades of two social housing blocks in the easterly outskirts of Naples.

Greece | Syriza’s Repressive Turn

Alexis Tsipras’s government promised to end austerity. Now it’s defending the banks against people evicted from their homes — and persecuting those who protest.
Many on the international left believe that things in Greece are slowly improving, and that the Syriza government remains a left-wing force that is protecting the interests of workers and the poor even despite very difficult conditions. For those who accept this view, recent developments in the country will come as a nasty surprise.

Italy | All About the Italian Economic Crisis of 2018

By Shobhit Seth

The eurozone’s third-largest nation has plunged into deep political and economic crisis, which has become a concern for the European Union (EU) as well as for the global markets. At the end of Sept. 2018, the ruling coalition comprising the Five Star Movement and the Lega Nord announced their 2019 budget, which increases deficit spending to 2.4 percent of the GDP. The move has upset Italy’s euro zone partners, who had been pressuring Italy to decrease its debt. This article looks at what Italy’s political and economic problems are all about and why it matters so much to the world economy.

Poland | Ukrainian Far-Right Fighters, White Supremacists Trained by Major European Security Firm

Since 2016, the European Security Academy (ESA) an EU-based company that offers advanced training programs for security, law enforcement and military professionals, has provided sophisticated training geared towards combat application to elements of Ukraine’s controversial Azov Regiment, also known as the Azov Battalion, which has been integrated into the Ukrainian National Guard in Mariupol. A large group from Ukraine consisting at least partially of Azov veterans, along with likely current members of Azov movement and other far-right activists, received special-ops like training in the ESA training center in Poland. Among recipients of ESA advanced firearms and tactics training are also current activists of far-right organizations in Ukraine linked to attacks on, or harassment of Ukrainian Roma, LGBT persons and rights activists: Tradition and Order, The National Corps and The National Militia.