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  • Issue 13/2013
  • Editorial
  • Essays
  • On the Eve of the European Elections
  • Ways Out of the Crisis
  • Chronicles
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Focus

Interview with Kees van der Pijl

Global Rivalries Today


By Orsan Senalp , Mehmet Senalp - 15 Apr 14

How have global rivalries shaped the world we live in, and how do they continue to affect the way some of the most crucial geopolitical decisions of our time are made? In this interview with renowned political scientist Kees van der Pijl, we look at some of the most pivotal events of recent years, from 9/11 to the Arab Spring and the current crisis in Ukraine, to reveal the surprising underlying forces at work.

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Finland

Post-government Left seeking necessary electoral victory


By Teppo Eskelinen - 14 Apr 14

The current situation of the Left in Finland has been characterised by the recent experiment of the Left in government. Dubbed the ”six-pack”, the government of 2011-2014 consisted of a wide range of parties with absolutely no political kinship. While the Finnish political system has always been characterised by ideologically diverse coalition governments, the ”six-pack” government was exceptional even by Finnish standards.

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Hungary

Landslide victory for FIDESZ in the Parliamentary elections


By Matyas Benyik - 14 Apr 14

At the parliamentary elections held in Hungary on 6 April 2014 the ruling rigth-wing populist Fidesz party won a landslide victory over its opponents and retained its 2/3 majority. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's policy has been justified by a strong nationalist course in order to catch the wind from the sails of Jobbik.

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The Italian Left Backing Tsipras


By Roberto Musacchio - 10 Apr 14

The project is called “The Different Europe with Alexis Tsipras” and its name is written on a red background. Predictions indicate it could surpass, maybe even easily, the 4% electoral threshold.

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Based on a Seminar on the Far Right by the Alter Summit Network

Theses on the Struggle against Right-Wing Extremism in Europe


To learn better to understand the realities in the different European countries regarding the Right in its various forms and also to study systematically the political issues involved, the Alter Summit network hold this European seminar “Strategies for the Struggle Against the Far Right and Neo-Fascism in Europe” in Budapest on 3 April 2014.

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Free online publication out now

Europe Has a Different Future


The brochure “Europe Has a Different Future” is a co-production of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and transform! europe and collects critical contributions from Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Austria, Italy, Germany and other countries.

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