Already this week, two women will have died due to domestic violence. By the end of the week, there will have been five domestic violence-related deaths. 


Belgium

School student strikes hit a record high in Belgium, as around 35,000 marched through Brussels on Thursday, tripling the numbers taking part in a protest the week before. On 2 27 Sunday, more than 70,000 marched through pouring rain and heavy winds. Youth marched side by side with families and other...


The unprecedented budget showdown between the Italian government and the European Union, which risked provoking a serious eurozone crisis, has ended with a compromise. However, all of the economic and political problems underlying this latest confrontation still remain. The serious crisis has simply been postponed to a later date.


Igor Yashin, a leading member of Socialist Alternativa and Co-President of the Trade Union of Journalists and Media Workers, together with Nikolai Kretov, Dmitrii Borisenko and Mikhail Komrakov, who came to Igor’s assistance during his arrest on an anti-fascist march in Moscow, last Saturday, were held in police cells and taken to court on...


The “yellow vest” movement in France has involved hundreds of thousands of people in demonstrations, blockades of roundabouts, main roads and toll booths all around the country, in big cities and in the countryside. Begun in mid-November, it has not even stopped during the festive season, and it’s not finished yet


The following article was published prior to last night’s vote in the House of Commons, which saw a huge defeat for the Tory government’s attempt to pass its Brexit deal.
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The Tories are at each other’s throats - now let’s get them out! As we go to press, Theresa May’s Brexit deal is...


The clash between the Salvini-Di Maio government and the European Commission on the budget law has been at the centre of the Italian political situation for more than two months. The draft submitted by the government to the technocrats of Brussels was initially rejected by them. Pierre Moscovici, the European Commissioner for Finance, asked the...


Parliament reconvened after the Christmas break with no let-up in the government’s crisis over the coming Brexit vote. Theresa May’s deal with the EU is still opposed by most MPs, most members of the Tory party and most people across the entire country.


Vladimir Putin rose to power after the collapse of the Soviet Union, as gangster capitalism seized hold of Russia. Emulating aspects of Stalin’s ‘strongman’ image, he has sought to reassert Russian power on the world stage.


On 10 November, 10,000 workers took part in a union demonstration in the Netherlands, for a fairer distribution of wealth, against tax breaks for multinational companies, for investment in the public sector, against 'flexi-work' and for decent pensions.


For the last two weekends, drawing a parallel with the 'Yellow vests' protests, in France, there have been anti-government protest marches in Belgrade. The second one was much bigger than the first, with, according to some estimates, 30,000 people attending.


If there would be a European competition for the least stable government, it would be a very close run. The Belgian government made a move bringing it back to the front of this competition: in early December the ‘Michel 1’ government fell but was quickly replaced by a minority ‘Michel 2’ government that, however, lasted only 10...


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