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Das europäische Kurzarbeitergeld ist ein Geschenk an die Konzerne

Klaus Dräger und Herman Michiel –  27 November 2020 – Mit der SURE-Initiative stellt die EU einen Plan für ein europäisches Kurzarbeitergeld vor. Die Maßnahmen werden als Sozialprogramm für die Beschäftigten verkauft. Doch Hauptprofiteure sind wieder einmal die Unternehmen. Veröffentlicht  on Jacobin.de Hits: 26

EU SURE initiative: saving jobs or pleasing investors?

Herman Michiel and Klaus Dräger (*) 13 November 2020   When the European Commission finally realized that something serious was going on with corona, it launched, among other things, an initiative to support short-time work schemes, as Germany did as a reaction to the 2007/9 ‘financial crisis’. Similar measures were introduced in many EU countries…

Pornography and anti-capitalism banned from English schools

Herman Michiel 29 September 2020   The British Department of Education last week announced guidelines to assist schools and teachers in England in their approach to sometimes ‘sensitive’ issues such as relationships, health and sex education. For example, it recalled that teachers should be aware of material on the internet that is not suitable for…

New but just as bad as before: the European asylum and migration policy

Herman Michiel (Ander Europa) 25 September 2020   On 23 September, the European Commission launched its proposal for a new asylum and migration policy. This consists of five legislative texts , which must therefore be approved by both the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.  “The old system did not work, we are now…

APPEAL TO THE LEFT PARTIES IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – (EN-NL-FR-DE-ES)

September 2020   APPEAL TO THE LEFT PARTIES IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT On 23 July, the vast majority of the Left Group (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament approved, together with the social democratic (S&D), Green and rightist (EPP, Renew) parties, a resolution which opposes the ‘European deal’ of 21 July, in which the Council of…

When european leaders speak of offering grants …

Herman Michiel 30 May 2020 Timeo neoliberales et dona ferentes   I would like to draw attention to an unusual proposal for overcoming the economical consequences of the corona crisis which was made or supported by at least the governments of France, Spain and Italy. I am surprised that it received so little attention by…

Τα fake news της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής

του Herman Michiel 11 May 2020  Greek translation of  Het fake news van de Europese Commissie over coronahulp aan de lidstaten, published on https://tpt4.org/2020/05/18/εε-μια-πολύ-fake-μάχη-κατά-του-κορονοϊού/     Η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή φοβόταν, λέει, στις ευρωπαϊκές εκλογές του 2019, ότι απειλούνταν από εσκεμμένες παραποιήσεις πληροφοριών από « ξένες δυνάμεις » (υπονοείτο κυρίως η Ρωσία του Πούτιν!). Και είχαν παρθεί διάφορα…

Les “fausses nouvelles” de la Commission Européenne

par Herman Michiel 11 mai 2020 Traduction par Gauche Anticapitaliste  de l’article Het fake news van de Europese Commissie over coronahulp aan de lidstaten   L’Union européenne craignait que les élections européennes de 2019 ne soient menacées par une falsification délibérée des informations par des « puissances étrangères », (sous- entendu comme la Russie de…