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Triumphant progress of Europe's new left?

The left-wing alliance Syriza governs in Athens, while over one hundred thousand Podemos supporters have demonstrated in Madrid. Just a flash in the pan, or is Southern Europe's new left a force to be reckoned with?

Blog Mozgástér - Hungary | Monday, 6. July 2015

Syriza and Podemos irritate social democrats

For Europe's established social democratic parties the new "leftist" parties like Syriza and Podemos are a bane which they don't know how to handle, political analyst Béla Galló writes on the blog portal Mozgástér: » more - Spain | Wednesday, 4. March 2015

Podemos must not turn into mainstream party

The Spanish left-wing party Podemos, which is currently doing extremely well in the polls, has increasingly adopted hierarchical structures since its launch in January 2014 and must take care not to become a mainstream party just like the others, warns Samuel Pulido on the left-leaning online portal » more

El Mundo - Spain | Thursday, 5. February 2015

Established parties must learn from Podemos

Spain's state opinion research institute the CIS confirmed on Wednesday that the left-wing party Podemos is now second in the polls - ahead of the Socialists but behind the conservative ruling party Partido Popular. The established parties must finally react to the polls, the conservative daily El Mundo warns: » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Friday, 30. January 2015

Mark Mazower on the threat from the right for Europe

The EU-critical policies of left-leaning parties like Syriza or Podemos do not pose a threat to Europe - unlike right-wing and far-right parties, historian Mark Mazower warns in the conservative daily Financial Times: » more

Večernji list - Croatia | Tuesday, 3. February 2015

Syriza and Podemos don't want revolution

Greece's Syriza and Spain's Podemos are not communist parties but social democratic organisations along the lines of the British Labour Party under ex-prime minister Tony Blair, the conservative daily Večernji List explains: » more

ABC - Spain | Tuesday, 3. February 2015

José María Carrascal's conservative praise for Podemos

Despite all the criticism of Podemos the conservative columnist José María Carrascal agrees with the new left-wing party on one issue in the daily newspaper ABC: » more

El País - Spain | Sunday, 1. February 2015

Indignation becomes politics

Podemos and Syriza are giving the indignant a political voice, philosopher Josep Ramoneda writes in the left-liberal daily El País: » more

L'Humanité - France | Monday, 2. February 2015

Podemos and Syriza pave the way for renewal

Unfortunately the movements in Greece and Spain have had no influence on the policies of the French government, the communist daily L'Humanité writes after the mass rally by Podemos supporters: » more

Jutarnji list - Croatia | Monday, 2. February 2015

More than just naysayers

It became clear on Saturday that Podemos is more than just a protest movement, the liberal daily Jutarnji List believes: » more

Vasárnapi Hírek - Hungary | Sunday, 1. February 2015

Syriza a risk for Spain, Portugal and Ireland

Journalist Endre Aczél voices fears of a surge of left-wing populist forces after the victory of Syriza and the Podemos rally in Spain in the left-liberal Sunday newspaper Vasárnapi Hírek: » more

Al Jazeera - Qatar | Thursday, 29. January 2015

Global perspectives: Srećko Horvat on the small revolutions of the left

Europe's left is pinning its hopes on parties like Syriza in Greece or Podemos in Spain, but in view of the huge social changes taking place even relatively small measures in social policy would be a radical achievement, the Croatian philosopher Srećko Horvat argues in the blog of the Qatari news channel Al Jazeera: » more - Croatia | Wednesday, 14. January 2015

Left will triumph in 2015

Parliamentary elections will take place in eight EU states in 2015. Leftist forces will be successful above all in the countries of southern Europe, the left-liberal web portal predicts: » more

ABC - Spain | Wednesday, 28. January 2015

Spain escapes infection by Syriza

The yields on Spanish bonds dropped further on Tuesday. Syriza's election victory has not, as many had feared, had a negative impact on Spain but is actually highlighting the wide gap between the two countries, the conservative daily ABC writes jubilantly: » more

The Times - United Kingdom | Friday, 7. November 2014

Podemos not a serious option for Spain

Ten months before the parliamentary elections in Spain, the left-leaning protest party Podemos is leading in the opinion polls. The growing popularity of the party founded at the start of 2014 is worrying, the conservative daily The Times comments: » more

Proto Thema - Greece | Sunday, 19. October 2014

Greek left must get more serious

Greece's left-wing alliance Syriza continues to grow in popularity. Roughly 30 percent of the voting population would vote for the alliance, according to current polls. But instead of rashly calling for new elections the left should formulate realistic demands, the liberal weekly paper Proto Thema writes in its online edition: » more


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