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Crisis in the Eurozone

Could Britain Be Leaving the EU?

July 23, 2014

Prof. John Weeks and Prof. Trevor Martin discuss British PM David Cameron’s call for a referendum vote to decide whether the UK remains a part of EU, as stagnation continues in the Eurozone and bleeds into economic powerhouses like Germany

The Rise of the Far Right as the Euro-Crisis Hits France

April 25, 2014

Costas Lapavitsas: The crisis triggered by Germany now targets France, as elites debate leaving the Euro

Exclusive: The Activist Behind Switzerland’s Referendum for Guaranteed Income

October 10, 2013

Enno Schmidt of Switzerland’s Basic Income Initiative collected 100,000 signatures to provide every adult citizen with $2,800/month.

1 out 4 Portuguese Seniors At Risk of Falling Into Poverty, Ruling Party Gets Slammed in Elections

September 30, 2013

Portugal’s Social Democratic Party had worst local election defeat in more than two decades as austerity measures continue to prove unpopular amongst its citizens

Portugal Economy Sinks, State Clings to Bailout’s Austerity Terms

July 23, 2013

Wouter De Broeck: Creditors breathe a sigh a relief and ordinary people pay big price over deal, while no political party is seen as credible before discontent voters

Portugal’s Architect of Austerity Resigns After Nationwide Protests

July 3, 2013

President Silva’s austerity policies made Portugal a darling of the troika, but highly unpopular at home

Cyprus Crisis Reveals Shadowy World of Tax and Money Laundering Haven

March 25, 2013

James Henry: Bailout deal includes capital controls and punishing big Russian depositors to pay off European banks — leaves Cyprus looking for a “new way to make a living”

Cyprus Should Let the Banks Go Bankrupt

March 21, 2013

Costas Lapavitsas: Cyprus should let the private banks fail and create a public bank that focuses on strengthening the real economy

Cyprus: “You Don’t Trigger a Bank Run to Fix a Financial Crisis”

March 18, 2013

Gerald Epstein: EU tries to force Cyprus to tax bank deposits to pay for bailout

What Americans can Learn from Eurocrisis

May 8, 2012

Michael Hudson: From the Democratic Party to European "Socialists", they manage crisis in the interests of finance

Will New French President Challenge Germany?

May 7, 2012

Mark Kesselman: The big question is whether Mr. Hollande will be a lion or the mouse that roared

The French Election and the Eurocrisis

April 22, 2012

Gérard Duménil: Most voters want to save social programs and reject austerity

Why are Workers Striking Across Spain and Portugal?

March 28, 2012

Francisco Louçã: A deliberate policy of using the crisis to break the social contract is causing mass unemployment

Germany and Europe’s Path to the 19th Century

March 27, 2012

Francisco Louçã: European elite wants to undo the "social contract"; Germany wants more control