Category: Trade Agreements

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Dean Baker: Brexit, Austerity, and the Future of the European Union

If the EU leadership continues to set policy based on folk wisdom from their parents rather than serious economics, the hardships among the population will continue

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Jack Rasmus: Looting Greece

Did you think the debt crisis in Greece was over because it’s not in the news anymore? It’s still going on because there’s more to be looted from that country

Ingar Solty: After “Brexit”: A Social-Democratic Re-Founding of Europe?

Critical remarks on the new post-“Brexit” strategy paper by Sigmar Gabriel and Martin Schulz

Deirdre Fulton: Latest Leak Shows How TTIP Puts US-EU Clean Energy Goals in ‘Mortal Danger’

European Commission urged to ‘call time on this failed corporate coup’

Pete Dolack: CETA’s specter of corporate dictatorship still haunts Canada, EU

CETA, like its cousins TTP and TTIP, would cement into place the right of multi-national corporations to dictate to governments without any democratic input

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George Monbiot: Money’s Reach

The European Union looks thoroughly rotten – until you compare it to the alternatives

Antonis Broumas: Neoliberal Europe and the far right: two sides of the same coin

The success of the far-right’s pseudo-communal proposal is dialectically interrelated with the cannibalistic neoliberal project of Europe’s ruling elite

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Conn Hallinan: As Brexit Approaches, Europe’s Left Is Divided — and for Good Reason

Can the EU still unite a continent shattered by world wars, or is it little more than a vehicle for austerity capitalism?

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Jack Rasmus: Greek Debt Negotiations: Will the IMF Exit the Troika?

Expect an intensification of austerity for Greece between now and 2018

Michael Hudson: The Financial Invasion of Greece

MF’s concern about Greek debt is bogus, this is full scale financial war, forcing Greece give up ports, pensions, properties and much more

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