• Call for a European Forum of Progressive Forces

  • 11 Oct 17
  • The European Union is going through a long-lasting crisis, an existential crisis. All the peoples of Europe, whether or not they are members of the Union, suffer from austerity policies and terrible inequalities. Peace and climate are threatened.
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  • Germany: A clear defeat for CDU/CSU and SPD
  • The “Berlin Republic” Shifts to the Right

  • 26 Sep 17
  • The governing parties of the grand coalition between the CDU/CSU and SPD have clearly lost the German parliamentary elections (-13.7%). The defeat of this constellation reveals a massive shift in the Republic’s political landscape. This earthquake will shake the circumstances and institutions as we know them to their very foundations.
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  • Statement of Izquierda Unida
  • The Situation in Catalonia

  • 21 Sep 17
  • Because of the call for next October 1st to carry out a referendum for independence in Catalonia and due to the repressive and authoritarian reaction of the Government of Spain, Izquierda Unida states:
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  • The referendum in Catalonia
  • In Defence of Democratic Rights

  • By José Luis Martínez | 20 Sep 17
  • In Catalonia an important process of independence is taking place against Spain. At the request of the Popular Party (PP), the Spanish Constitutional Court declared the Catalan Statute of 2010, unconstitutional. This statute was negotiated between the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and later endorsed by the Spanish Parliament.
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  • Upcoming elections in Austria
  • The Short Respite Is Over

  • By Walter Baier | 21 Aug 17
  • There was a great sense of relief and much jubilation over the electoral victory of Alexander Van der Bellen, the Green candidate who was supported by a voters’ coalition that ranged from the centre to the Communist Party, and who defeated Norbert Hofer, the candidate of the right-wing radical political party.
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  • There has been a lot of talk of a new Cold War between the West and Russia, even though the metaphor itself is not appropriate in today’s globalised context. It is not a very fitting analytical description. Firstly, there is no clear ideological and...

  • In 2016 the cohesion of the European Union was tested as never before. Popular dissatisfaction with the national and European neoliberal orders – culminating in Brexit – gave an impetus to populist radical right forces. Nevertheless, several...


Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, responds the repression in Catalonia: “It is unacceptable that the police should be thrown against an unarmed population that has mobilized to exercise its right to vote... Mariano Rajoy is a coward.”


Can right-wing parties with a nationalist and populist agenda come into power even in the core of the EU? Of which character is the challenge they are posing to the Left?

A selection of controversial articles on the debate surrounding the euro’s future.

New social actors pose new challenges to organisational structures for political action.

Up-to-date analyses of the crisis, a deeper theoretical examination of its structural causes and debates on political alternatives.