17 Group: “Cracks in the Fortress? Project Europe and Prospects for the Left”

Workers BushTelegraph

"Drowning" by Wassilij Grigorjewitsch Perow “Drowning” by Wassilij Grigorjewitsch Perow

The next meeting of the 17 Group will take place onWednesday the 3rd of June at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. The topic will be:
“Cracks in the Fortress? Project Europe and Prospects for the Left”.
The speaker will be Dr Peter Thomas from Brunel University, London, formerly of University of Queensland Refectory and Boundary St, West End.

Here is Peter’s summary of the talk:

The European Union has been wracked by a series of financial, social and political crises for the last decade. Rejection of an elite-driven treaty and integration process by popular referenda in the mid years of the first decade of the century was quickly followed by the contagion of the Global Financial Crisis across the Eurozone from 2007 onwards, plunging some countries (Greece and Spain in particular) into deep and ongoing fiscal and social…

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