Monday, 20 August , 2018

Lexit

Debate on Europe

By Ernesto Screpanti* Since the end of World War II, tribal rivalries and xenophobic sentiment in Europe have never been as strong as they...

How to Understand the European Union

To be sure, the union was designed to establish a transnational capitalist bloc capable of competing on the world market. The euro’s adoption moved further in that direction. However, nation-states — in economic competition with one another — created this bloc to begin with. It is therefore insufficient to focus only on capital’s transnationalization; we must

Democracy and Popular Sovereignty instead of Neoliberal Integration and a failed...

With the implementation of the European single market and the Maastricht Treaty, European integration was established as a neoliberal project for the long run. The Stability- and Growth Pact, the fundamental freedoms of the single market and the European monetary union, among other elements, constituted a framework that has fueled austerity policies, the

Great Day in European History

No one believed in this victory. Even most of those who led the campaign for Britain's withdrawal from the European Union did not expect that on the morning of June 24, 2016 it would be announced that the majority voted in favor of a break with the Brussels bureaucracy

Going forward from B to A? Proposals for the Eurozone Crisis

After reviewing the main determinants of the current eurozone crisis, this paper discusses the feasibility of introducing fiscal currencies as a way to restore...

Looking for the exit

By Steffen Stierle  Peace, prosperity and democracy. For decades, these promises were used to win large majorities in favour of European integration, including the introduction...

Left debates Europe: DiEM versus Lexit

By Idar Helle In the theatre building Volksbühne in Berlin Yanis Varoufakis, SYRIZA first finance minister and the Greek frontman in the debt negotiations with...