Friday, 20 May , 2022

Dräger Klaus

German Greens more hawkish than Conservatives!

Greenwald (https://www.defenddemocracy.press/as-anger-toward-belarus-mounts-recall-the-2013-forced-landing-of-bolivias-plane-to-find-snowden)/reminds of the 2013 forced take down of the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales in Austria. The U.S. and the EU did...

On Mandel and ‚Capitalist Breakdown‘ – some remarks

By Klaus Dräger  George Kerevan pays tribute to the great Marxist thinker Ernest Mandel, who died some 25 years ago in 1995 – and rightly...

EU: Compromise with East, anti-social “reforms” for the South

by Klaus Dräger The deal on the rule of law is very much kept in limbo during the last EU Council. Poland and Hungary achieved...

EU SURE initiative: saving jobs or pleasing investors?

By Herman Michiel and Klaus Dräger (*) November 2020 When the European Commission finally realized that something serious was going on with corona, it launched, among...

EU Recovery Plan: a rocky road ahead | By Klaus Dräger

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel is desparately trying to convince the governments of EU member states to agree on the EU Recovery Plan. So far,...

EU Recovery Fund, Next Generation EU: Who shall benefit? | By...

As a follow up to the joint proposal of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on creating an EU Recovery Fund...

The new PSOE/UP government in Spain (and left in Portugal and...

by Klaus Dräger Since 7 January 2020, there is a new government in place in Spain. PSOE's Pedro Sanchez is again Prime Minister. He is...

Aufstehen! (Stand Up!) – a new left movement emerging in Germany?

By Klaus Dräger * In February 2018 Oskar Lafontaine wrote: "Do we need a movement of the political left accumulating broader forces (Sammlungsbewegung)? Yes, if...