Tag Archives: European Union

Romania: Biggest street protests since 1989

Mass street protests erupted at the end of January in several Romanian cities over the plans of the new social-democratic government to pass two executive orders that would weaken the anti-corruption legislation. The protests reached their peak this week, on Wednesday, with approximately 400,000 people taking the streets across the country in the biggest mass demonstrations since the Revolution. Despite ...

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EU – A force for progress or profits?

By Paul Murphy TD This article was written for the June Northern edition of “The Socialist”, paper of the Socialist Party. In the coming two years there will be a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. Here Anti-Austerity Alliance TD and Socialist Party member Paul Murphy outlines why socialists oppose the European Union and why it is ...

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European Union: A Europe for the markets and corporations

By Finghin Kelly The thin cloak of democracy that EU leaders like to cover themselves in was graphically pulled away in the aftermath of the recent Greek elections. The President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker commented that “there can be no democratic choice against the European treaties”, while the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble stated that “Elections change ...

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