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Small is Beautiful but Big Matters Too

Small is Beautiful but Big Matters Too

The only revolution, if we leave Europe, would be an uprising against a raft of EU environmental and social legislation, under the guise of ‘reducing red tape’. This would leave workers, our important nature habitats and the health of our citizens in far worse shape than is currently the case within the EU warns Green… Continue reading »

Leaving the European Union would be an act of self-inflicted environmental vandalism

With two weeks to go, there are reasons why the EU referendum campaign has yet to truly strike a chord with voters. Too often it resembles a bitter Tory Party leadership contest dominated by outsized personalities trying to land body-shots rather than what it actually is – nothing short of the most important political decision in a generation. The outcome will be… Continue reading »

NATO in Europe

In a week which marked Europe Day, an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe, we saw some lively exchanges over whether it is NATO or the EU which has kept the peace in Europe. NATO is a military alliance which works on the premise that to ensure peace you have to prepare for… Continue reading »

Warning to Europe: how TTIP threatens public health care and pensions

By Michael Hudson. From a speech to SANICADEMIA on May 10, 2016 in Villach, Austria for the 5th International Congress on Geriatrics and Gerontology and the 59th Austrian Convention for Hospital Management: “We’re Living Longer: The healthcare challenges for today and tomorrow.” The most obvious approach to look at how European care for the elderly… Continue reading »

Greens worst fears confirmed by leaked TTIP papers

Greens have said their worst fears about the on-going EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal have been confirmed following a leak of documents to Greenpeace. Molly Scott Cato, a longstanding critic of TTIP and MEP for South West England said: “The leaked documents released this morning prove what the Green Group in the… Continue reading »