The language of the unheard: Outrage spreads across US over racist police murder of George Floyd

The language of the unheard: Outrage spreads across US over racist police murder of George Floyd

By Emma Clancy. Protests against institutionalised racism have spread to cities across the United States in response to the horrific murder of black man George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis on Monday. Police have responded to three days of protest in the city by pepper-spraying and baton-charging crowds. Minnesota’s ...
Why is the EU so interested in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa?

Why is the EU so interested in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa?

By Mick Wallace MEP. The Sahel region consists of those countries lying to the immediate south of the Sahara Desert, stretching in a strip from the west to east coast. The region is semi-arid, part desert, part savannah and it links the Sahara to more fertile lands further south. From ...
Communist-run Kerala’s  response to Covid-19 saves lives

Communist-run Kerala’s response to Covid-19 saves lives

By Karthik Preyeswary. The Left Democratic Front (LDF)-governed Indian state of Kerala’s reaction to the coronavirus virus outbreak is now hailed as an international example for COVID-19 control. As of 18 May, this state, with a population of 35 million, had only 524 confirmed cases and just four deaths. This ...
I4C Trouble – the podcast that brings you behind the scenes of the EU

I4C Trouble – the podcast that brings you behind the scenes of the EU

By Damien Thomson. Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were elected to the European Parliament in May last year, and they’re on a roll with their groovy new podcast, which brings the European Parliament to you through your earphones. As the host of I4C Trouble, I have the fun role of ...
The EU’s Stability and Growth Pact must go – or we face a future of austerity and pain

The EU’s Stability and Growth Pact must go – or we face a future of austerity and pain

By Emma Clancy. A decade of austerity imposed by the European Union institutions and EU member state governments has caused significant deterioration in healthcare services across the EU. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the EU’s healthcare and public sectors to be ill-equipped to respond to the outbreak in accordance with ...
Solidarity is the cure: Radically reimagining post-pandemic Europe

Solidarity is the cure: Radically reimagining post-pandemic Europe

By Manon Aubry and Martin Schirdewan Covid-19 has brought the world to a standstill, claiming thousands of lives and bringing economic hardship to millions.  As EU governments now take steps towards reopening, the need to avoid the mistakes of the past and reimagine the European project is greater than ever.  ...
Eurogroup condemns EU to perpetual austerity

Eurogroup condemns EU to perpetual austerity

By Emma Clancy. After the Eurogroup meeting concluded last night, Eurogroup President and Portuguese Finance Minister Mário Centeno tweeted: “The Eurogroup answered the call from our citizens for a Europe that protects. We agreed to 3 safety nets (for workers, businesses & public finances) adding up to half trillion euro, and ...
European Parliament fails to block fossil fuel projects

European Parliament fails to block fossil fuel projects

By Damien Thomson. Just as always, they think we are not watching. Just as always, their voting record shows where they stand. Today an extremely important vote took place in the European Parliament – an objection to the EU’s publicly funded fossil fuel infrastructure projects  – and I needn’t name the ...
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