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Fraud and fiscal evasion: the billions that plague Europe

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Fraud and fiscal evasion: the billions that plague Europe

"A huge problem," warns the European Commission. Each year, hundreds of billions of euros escape public budgets. These amounts are enough to make the sacrifices made in the name of austerity look ridiculous. [...]

October 16, 2013 Authors: Ariel Dumont, Christelle Granja, Delphine Nerbollier, Tristan de Bourbon

Interview with Eric Hobsbawm

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Interview with Eric Hobsbawm

Internationalism, which is the alternative to nationalism, is a tricky business. It’s either a politically empty slogan, as it was, for practical purposes, in the international labour movement—it didn’t mean anything specific—or it’s a way of ensuring uniformity for powerful, centralized organizations like the Roman Catholic Church, or the Comintern. [...]

March 28, 2013

Mitterrand or Kaldor?

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Mitterrand or Kaldor?

The US is a result of crises. Without the debt crisis caused by the American Revolution, without the North and South confrontation for the transfer of income from the rich South to the poor North, without the bubbles bursting every almost 8 years during the 19th century (when cunning entrepreneurs convinced investors to put everything [...]

November 28, 2012 Author: Yiannis Varoufakis

When water is for sale

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When water is for sale

The privatisation of state water companies around the world almost always has one common denominator: it is made ​​under the pressure of international lenders in countries with large debt or under the pressure of multinational corporations and politicians in countries with a strong economy. The dominant argument is that the state takes too long to [...]

November 13, 2012 Author: Fragkiska Megaloudi

Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

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Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

It is true that there has been an increase of racist parties and ideologies all over Europe. In Hungary, the neo-Nazi party Jobbik has increased its quota from 2% in the 2006 election to 17% in the 2012 election. Geert Wilders’s Party of Freedom in the Netherlands gained 16% in the 2012 election, as opposed [...]

October 30, 2012 Author: Kostas Douzinas