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Europe’s Trial by Crisis

Europe’s Trial by Crisis | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"This crisis offers a tremendous opportunity for Europe. It has defined the agenda for years to come: banking union, fiscal union, and political union. What remains missing is an economic-growth strategy for the crisis countries; but, given mounting unrest in southern Europe, such a strategy is inevitable. Europeans have reason to be optimistic if they recognize the opportunity that their crisis has created – and act boldly and decisively to seize it."

 

This opinion piece by Joschka Fischer in Project Syndicate clearly demonstrates how much the former Green rebel has become part of the European elites. No word about the detrimental social impacts of the EU's neo-liberal ideology, no word about the sustainability crisis which caused global economic disruption in the first place.

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Pirate party makes a raid on German politics

Pirates are capturing Germany's political system.

 

Just like the Greens in the 1980s, the German Pirate Party is challenging the established parties and party structures. But just like the Greens they will become part of the system if they win more influence. As I already wrote in the early years (1984) of the Green party movement, Michels "Iron Law Of Oligarchy" still applies.

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