Parchment in the Fire: Embedding neoliberalism in Greece: the transformation of collective bargaining and labour market policy in Greece during the Eurozone crisis

(2016). Embedding neoliberalism in Greece: the transformation of collective bargaining and labour market policy in Greece during the Eurozone crisis. Studies in Political Economy. Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1080/07078552.2016.1249129 Source: Embedding neoliberalism in Greece: the transformation of collective bargaining and labour market policy in Greece during the Eurozone crisis Filed under: Eurozone crisis, Uncategorized Tagged: ...

Parchment in the Fire: The European elite have developed a death wish | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian

From the French right’s selection of Fillon to the Italian referendum and Austrian election, Europe’s centre is oblivious to its own existential crisis. They might want to dust off their copies of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice Source: The European elite have developed a death wish | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian Filed ...

Parchment in the Fire: First Brexit then Trump. Is Italy next for the west’s populist wave? | World news | The Guardian

Italians will soon vote in a referendum on constitutional reforms which could have dramatic results for all of Europe Source: First Brexit then Trump. Is Italy next for the west’s populist wave? | World news | The Guardian Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Five Star Movement, Italy, Populism

Parchment in the Fire: Italy’s Looming Referendum Risk Splits Southern Europe’s Bond Markets – MoneyBeat – WSJ

Italian 10-year yields are now nearly half a percentage point above their Spanish cousins, the highest in five years. Source: Italy’s Looming Referendum Risk Splits Southern Europe’s Bond Markets – MoneyBeat – WSJ Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Italy, Referendum, Renzi

Parchment in the Fire: Thousands march to mark 1973 student revolt, protest against austerity | News | ekathimerini.com

Thousands of Greeks vented frustration at their economic lot on Thursday as they marched in Athens to mark the anniversary of the bloody 1973 student uprising that helped topple the then-military junta. Source: Thousands march to mark 1973 student revolt, protest against austerity | News | ekathimerini.com Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, Eurozone Crisis, ...

Parchment in the Fire: Catalan Independence Struggle Impedes Formation of Spanish Government

Filed under: Europe, Eurozone crisis, Uncategorized Tagged: Catalonia, Spain

Parchment in the Fire: Greece: A Country for Sale | Jacobin

Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza government have overseen privatizations at a scale unseen since German reunification. Source: Greece: A Country for Sale | Jacobin Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, Greece, privatization, Syriza

Parchment in the Fire: The European Challenge | Jacobin

For all of its success, Podemos has refused to deal seriously with the European Union and what it would take to truly transform Spain. Source: The European Challenge | Jacobin Filed under: Europe, Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, Podemos, Spain

Parchment in the Fire: A year after the crisis was declared over, Greece is still spiralling down

Helena Smith in Athens for the Guardian 13 August 2016 In a side street in the heart of Athens, two siblings are hard at work. For the past year they have run their hairdressing business – an enterprise that was once located on a busy boulevard – out of a two-bedroom flat. The move was ...

Parchment in the Fire: Greece eyes alliance of southern EU states – POLITICO

September conference planned with France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Malta. Source: Greece eyes alliance of southern EU states – POLITICO Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Southern Europe, Spain

Parchment in the Fire: A €45bn headache for Italy

Italian banks stricken by massive amounts of bad loans and falling shares are becoming a financial and political problem for PM Matteo Renzi and for the EU. Source: A €45bn headache for Italy Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Banking, finance capital, Italy

Parchment in the Fire: Greece has its problems with the EU, but we would never leave

George Kyris Those who support Brexit often see Greece as an example of the problems within the EU. Nigel Farage has encouraged Greeks to leave the union in order to “take back control and democracy”, in a European project that “is dying”. It is true that Greeks have become very Eurosceptic as a result of ...

Parchment in the Fire: Ireland’s New Rising

Filed under: Europe, Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, Eurozone Crisis, Ireland

Parchment in the Fire: Greek Leaks Expose IMF Chief Overruling Pro-Debt Relief IMF Negotiator

Filed under: Eurozone crisis, Southern Europe, Uncategorized Tagged: Austerity, Eurozone Crisis, Greece, IMF

Parchment in the Fire: Growing Labor Protests Paralyzing France

Filed under: Europe, Eurozone crisis, Uncategorized Tagged: Austerity, France, General Strike, labour market reforms

Parchment in the Fire: Left Bloc’s Political Motion and the Struggle Against Austerity

By Hugo Monteiro | 23 May 16 | Portuguese politics is in limbo. The good news is that this limbo, the thin ice on which this agreement is skating, also presents an opportunity to engage in clear and clean politics with room for actual negotiation. The bad news for the right wing and its allies ...

Parchment in the Fire: Why Austrians Nearly Elected a Far Right Candidate as President

Filed under: Eurozone crisis, Uncategorized Tagged: Austria, Austrian Freedom Party

Parchment in the Fire: IMF-Eurozone Deal Hailed as a Breakthrough, But No Relief for Greeks

Filed under: Eurozone crisis, Uncategorized Tagged: Eurozone Crisis, Greece, Troika

Parchment in the Fire: Spain’s left must unite to steer country on road to recovery

Giles Tremlett for the Guardian In his restaurant overlooking the Med at Mataró, a few miles north of Barcelona, Ricard Jornet declares himself an insumiso, a rebel who refuses to obey government demands to pay a so-called “tax on sunshine” for an award-winning solar power installation that allows his business to function almost exclusively off ...

Parchment in the Fire: Yanis Varoufakis on the need for the democratization of Europe

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Parchment in the Fire: One Year on, Syriza has sold its soul for power

by Costas Lapavitsas Today marks a year since a radical left government was elected in Greece; its dynamic young prime minster, Alexis Tsipras, promising a decisive blow against austerity. Yanis Varoufakis, his unconventional finance minister, arrived in London soon after and caused a media sensation. Here was a government that disregarded stuffy bourgeois conventions and ...

Parchment in the Fire: Varoufakis: China was ready to support Greece, but Berlin killed the deal

From EuroActiv Athens had secured a funding deal with China during the crucial negotiations with its creditors last summer. But a phone call from Berlin to Beijing killed it, Yanis Varoufakis disclosed on Tuesday (19 January). EurActiv Greece reports. In an interview with Skai TV, Varoufakis admitted that there was a “Plan X” in the event of ...

Parchment in the Fire: Podemos: how Europe’s political centre is being eaten by the radical left and nationalist right | Opinion | The Guardian

As the success of Spain’s upstart anti-austerity party shakes the country’s two-party system, the most likely outcome for ailing social democrats is a fusion with liberal conservatives Source: Podemos: how Europe’s political centre is being eaten by the radical left and nationalist right | Opinion | The Guardian Filed under: Europe, Eurozone crisis Tagged: Podemos, ...

Parchment in the Fire: Income, Class and Austerity in Southern Europe

Data from Southern Europe indicates a trend of wealth distribution to the top 20% of income earners since the onset of austerity. At the outset of the Global Financial Crisis in 2007, the income share of the bottom 20% of income earners in Greece and Portugal increased, whereas the income share of the top 20% ...

Parchment in the Fire: Political Radicalization in Europe

Filed under: Europe, Uncategorized Tagged: Austerity, Eurozone Crisis, Radicalism