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Germany: PSG holds meetings in defence of Greek workers

By Marianne Arens, December 22, 2012

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) recently held a series of meetings in Germany under the slogan “Defend Greek workers.”

Social discontent grows in Greece against austerity

By Christoph Dreier, December 21, 2012

Workers are vehemently opposed to the implementation of the most recent cuts package, in particular the massive layoffs planned for the public sector.

Croatian war criminals released after appeal by Western military chiefs

By Paul Mitchell, December 11, 2012

The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia Appeals Court overturned the convictions of Croatian general Ante Gotovina and Assistant Interior Minister Mladen Markac.

Italian Prime Minister Monti resigns

By Peter Schwarz, December 11, 2012

Monti resigned for tactical reasons. He is attempting to secure a long-term and stable parliamentary majority for his increasingly unpopular austerity measures.

The political economy of the Spanish bank bailout

By Nick Beams, December 11, 2012

The initial measures are widely regarded as the prelude to a full-scale bailout of the Spanish state and the establishment of a financial dictatorship of the kind now in place in Greece.

Protests against Slovenian government

By Markus Salzmann, December 10, 2012

On December 3, tens of thousands took to the streets in Slovenia to demonstrate against the austerity measures of Prime Minister Janez Janša’s right-wing government.

The destruction of health care in Greece

By Ernst Wolf, December 8, 2012

Five austerity packages within the space of two and a half years have reduced the health system in Greece to the level of a developing country.

Spanish bank bailout paves way for new attacks on working class

By Alex Lantier, December 7, 2012

On Monday night euro zone finance ministers approved a bailout requested for Spain’s banking sector.

Spanish government prepares repressive measures against social opposition

By Vicky Short, Alejandro López, December 6, 2012

Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party government is preparing to impose €90 billion in budget cuts over the next two years.

Italian steel workers fight for jobs

By Marianne Arens, December 5, 2012

Employees of the Ilva steel group carried out demonstrations throughout Italy last week to protest against the closure of the company’s main plant in Taranto.

Demands for restructuring of public sector follow approval of Portuguese budget

By Paul Mitchell, December 3, 2012

Portugal’s National Assembly last week approved the country’s harshest-ever budget.

Protests grow against evictions in Spain

By Francisca Vier, December 1, 2012

Three suicides related to evictions within a month have highlighted the brutality of the government and banks in Spain.