InDepth – Europe in crisis

Smash the dictatorship of the markets

Below are a collection of articles on the crisis unfolding across the Euro-zone. These articles deal with the problems facing the PIGS countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) as well as the future for the “European Project” and the main European powers.

They also discuss the future of the single currency, what options are left for the EU leaders and the coming “austerity” attacks which will impoverish millions across the continent.

Greece – A test bed for ‘austerity’ and resistance
By Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) 16 June 2010

The European Union’s spiral of crisis
By Robert Bechert, CWI 6 June 2010

Will Ireland follow Greece
By Kevin McLoughlin, CWI Ireland, 7 June 2010

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