• Michael Köhlmeier Speech in Vienna
  • “We Have to Call a Spade a Spade!”

  • 09 May 18
  • Speech by the Austrian writer Michael Köhlmeier, held on 5 May before members of the Austrian government and other invited guests on the occasion of the anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp.
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  • A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of neoliberal deregulation, privatisation and competition
  • The French Case: Macron vs. Railway Unions

  • Antoine de Cabanes | 02 May 18
  • Emmanuel Macron is confronted with the strongest social mobilisations in France since his election. Even though these mobilisations are heterogeneous and gather a large variety of struggles, they were originally triggered by Macron’s rail reform which embodies the President’s harsh neoliberal agenda.
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  • In 2017 the cohesion of the European Union has come under threat as never before. Populist-right anti-European parties have either entered governments or come close to doing so. The Brexit process is going forward, and the integrity of some states is...

  • There is a need to construct a new narrative for the issue of migration in order to move away from the populist and right-wing discourse which is being spread across Europe, by placing migration in its correct historical and geographical context so...

  • The Czech left has been experiencing the biggest slump in its history since 1918. It will need time to revive itself and find a way to avoid a slide to the extreme-right rhetoric.

  • As the German playwright Bertolt Brecht once noted, ‘Thought is something that follows from difficulties and precedes action’. The European Union is in difficulties. So too is the Left.



Though May 2019 is not so far, many developments can change the course of the European left during the following months. Political upheavals may turn upside down the various strategies and convergences may pop up.

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

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?