National Sections of the L5I:

Economy

EU summit – Agreement at the expense of refugees

The two-day meeting of the Council of the European Union in Brussels on June 28/29 was totally overshadowed by the issue of migration and the demands of a faction of central European states plus Italy Read more...

Britain: Theresa May’s Chequered Brexit

Turkey: Elections extend Erdogan's power

The headline results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections are that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the presidential election and the alliance of his "Party for Justice and Development", A Read more...

Turkish election - a choice between Erdogan and a nationalist opposition

There was already much to suggest that the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkıma Partisi, "Party for Justice and Recovery/Development") and MHP (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi, "Party of the Nationalist Movement") would Read more...

The danger of a global trade war

"Trade wars are good" - Donald Trump Read more...

ANC: Business as usual, but fresh forces assemble to its left

The seizure of the infamously wealthy and corrupt Gupta brothers’ assets is another nail in President Jacob Zuma’s coffin. Read more...

Austria: 1500 school students strike against right wing coalition government

ON 13 JANUARY tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Vienna against the new Austrian government, formed by the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). Read more...

Germany: No to a Grand Coalition

After it lost the Bundestag elections last September, the Social Democratic Party, SPD, declared that it could not "go on like this" and that it had to renew itself on its social base. Read more...