What’s At Stake In Israel’s Elections? | New Left Project Tragically, Livni and Herzog offer no alternative to Netanyahu's insistence on permanent annexation of the major settlement blocs, in violation of international law. Paradoxically, it was Netanyahu’s extreme rejectionism which last year kept the hope of a viable Palestinian state alive. If they assume power in Israel "the last obstacle to the imposition of a settlement on U.S.-Israeli terms will have been removed"
One year after PM Renzi came to power and three governments since Berlusconi, Italy is still depressed, thanks to unending austerity programmes, finds Leopoldo Nascia* Seven years of crisis and three and half years of political shocks the have brought, in succession, the governments Mario Monti, Enrico Letta and Matteo Renzi, have failed to pull […]
Syriza’s Yiannis Bournous* in interview What assessment do you make of Friday’s agreement with the Eurogroup? The document adopted at the Eurogroup gives Greece an extra four months to present a developed plan of structural reforms. The document gives us breathing space, both in terms of time and economic conditions. Even if some of the […]
Greece joined late and never conformed to Germany’s idea of the Euro, but it nonetheless served a very valuable purpose, explains Spanish economist Enrique Viaña Remis, who anticipates Spexit will follow Grexit Today, we talk insistently-indeed, all too insistently of Greece leaving the euro. The debate is raised in Manichean terms (at this time administrators of the […]
Emiliano Brancaccio and Gennaro Zezza You cannot say that between 2010 and 2014, Greece has not “done their homework” assigned by the Troika. The tax burden has grown by five percentage points of GDP, public spending has fallen by a quarter and wages have fallen by twenty percentage points. The European Commission has always maintained […]
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