Euroopan unioni — European Union


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Olli Rehnin "usko kansanvaltaan", 2.7.2013


"Johtajuuden kriisi"


EU goes military

4 June 2005

Militarisation of Europe?

Polarities, 22 June 2001

European political soap

Polarities, 10 April 2001

Let’s subsidiarise

Polarities, 18 December 2000

Eurodemokratian salaisuus on neliöjuuressa

Suomen Kuvalehti, 1998

Tervetuloa Eurooppaan

Kotimaa, lokakuu 1994

Euroopan linnake

BBC Finnish Section 1.6.1993

Euroopan liittovaltiokeskustelu

BBC Finnish Section, 28.12.1991

Eurooppalaistuva Irlanti

BBC Finnish Section, 24.4.1990


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Muiden kirjoittajien artikkeleita — Articles by other writers


After Brexit and Catalonia, what will become of the EU? by C J Polychroniou, Al Jazeera, 17 November 2017

EU member states take major step toward a European army by Peter Schwarz, World Socialist Web Site, 14 November 2017

The Military-Industrial Complex Is Fundamentally Changing the European Union by Apostolis Fotiadis, The Nation, 10 November 2017

Turning The Tide On Inequality by Danny Dorling, Social Europe, 25 October 2017

More Attention Must Be Given To Europe's Working Poor by Daphne Arendt, Social Europe, 12 October 2017

The rise of the AfD and the rightward lurch of official politics in Germany by Peter Schwarz, World Socialist Web Site, 25 September 2017

Closed Rooms and Class War by Helena Sheehan, Jacobin, 30 July 2017

Adults In The Room: Taking On Europe’s Deep State by Yanis Varoufakis, Social Europe, 21 July 2017 (video)

EU is still at risk of slow self-destruction by Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times, 8 July 2017

The Long Term Threat to Europe Isn't Le Pen. It's Capitalism by Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, 13 June 2017

Angela Merkel: EU cannot completely rely on US and Britain any more by Jon Henley, The Guardian, 28 May 2017

Donald Trump's Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken by Jon Henley, The Guardian, 27 May 2017

Europe’s Faustian Bargain with Big Finance by Walden Bello, ZNet, 28 May 2017

Building A Europe For The People by Philippe van Parijs, Social Europe, 24 May 2017

Growing Poverty Fuels Europe's Extremism by Andrew Spannaus,, 24 May 2017

Germany Is Quietly Building a European Army Under Its Command by Elisabeth Braw, Foreign Policy, 22 May 2017

“The Donald“ kills European right-wing Populism by Josef Bruckschloegl, Defend Democracy Press, 2 May 2017

Europe’s Illiberal Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis, Social Europe, 6 April 2017

Theresa May must change her Brexit strategy to avoid Greek drama, says man who tackled EU by Keir Mudie / Yanis Varoufakis, Mirror, 2 April 2017

Europe's False Choice by Miguel Urbán, Jacobin, 2 April 2017

The Roots of the European Union by Oisín Gilmore, Jacobin, 31 March 2017

The EU cannot survive if it sticks to business as usual by Yanis Varoufakis, openDemocracy, 29 March 2017

These Are the Elections That Will Decide Europe’s Fate by Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, 21 March 2017

Ten Proposals to Beat the European Union by Eric Toussaint and others, Defend Democracy Press, 10 March 2017

EU summit reveals sharp divisions within Europe and tensions with US by Johannes Stern, Workd Socialist Web Site, 10 March 2017

Too Frightened to Change a Hated Order by Perry Anderson, The Nation, 6 March 2017

Why Europe Fails to Learn by Serge Halimi, CounterPunch, 8 March 2017

‘EU is particularly good at doing a terrible job’ – Yanis Varoufakis, Defend Democacy Press, 24 February 2017

The strange death of social democracy in Europe by Philippe Marlière and Antonis Galanopoulos, openDemocracy, 20 February 2017

Is Wolfgang Schäuble As Dangerous To The EU As Donald Trump? by John Palmer, Social Europe, 20 February 2017

Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns by Daniel Boffey, The Guardian, 13 February 2017

A New Deal to Save Europe by Yanis Varoufakis, ZNet, 28 January 2017

Is Europe Heading for a “Lexit”? by Conn Hallinan, CounterPunch, 19 January 2017

Back to 1971: she may not frighten Europe but the prime minister frightens me by Anthony Barnett, openDemocracy, 18 January 2017

The Deep Economic Roots of Italy’s Political Troubles by Mark Weisbrot, CounterPunch, 13 December 2016

Rising European Fascists Welcome Trump Victory by Ryan Harvey, Truthout, 12 November 2016

Viktor Orbán’s Pyrrhic Victory by Mattia Gallo & Adam Fabry, Jacobin, 17 October 2016

Euro 'house of cards' to collapse, warns ECB prophet by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, 16 October 2016

Thousands take part in anti-government protest in Hungary by AP, Yahoo, 16 October 2016

Hope in times of crisis by Vijay Prashad, ZNet, 15 October 2016

The crushing of independent press in Hungary by Hidvégi-B. Attila and Alexandra Barcea, openDemocracy, 11 October 2016

Spain’s Turmoil & Europe’s Crisis by Conn Hallinan, ZNet, 11 October 2016

The long reach of Orbán’s referendum experiment by Heather Grabbe and Goran Buldioski, openDemocracy, 10 October 2016

Protests in Hungary at closure of main leftwing opposition newspaper by Robert Tait, The Guardian, 9 October 2016

Leading activists, artists, scholars and political figures take central role in DiEM25, openDemocracy, 5 October 2016

The challenge... by Alexis Cukier and Patrick Saurin, openDemocracy, 4 October 2016

...the reply by Yanis Varoufakis, openDemocracy, 4 October 2016

If Europe's centre-left clings to discredited ideas, it will die by Paul Mason, The Guardian, 3 October 2016

The Poisoned Chalice: From Eurozone to Dead Zone by Michael Hudson, CounterPunch, 3 October 2016

Europe’s Greek tragedy deepens out of sight by Ludek Stavinoha, openDemocracy, 15 September 2016

My letter to supporters of Another Europe Is Possible by Yanis Varoufakis, 15 September 2016

Democratising Europe – a transnational project? by Yanis Varoufakis, Anthony Barnett, Rosemary Bechler and Alex Sakalis, openDemocracy, 13 September 2016

Yanis Varoufakis's Fantasy Politics by Lee Jones, Jacobin, 10 September 2016

Europe's left after Brexit: DiEM25's perspective by Yanis Varoufakis, openDemocracy, 9 September 2016

Europe's Left After Brexit by Yanis Varoufakis, Jacobin, 5 September 2016

Markets vs States in today’s Europe: An Alpbach Keynote Debate by Yanis Varoufakis, 3 September 2016

Seven changes needed to save the euro and the EU by Joseph Stiglitz, The Guardian, 22 August 2016

"The majority of Hungarians are apathetic, indifferent, and devoid of hope." An interview with Gaspár M. Tamás by Jaroslav Fiala, openDemocracy, 29 July 2016

The Brexit & Spain: Europe On The Edge? by Conn Hallinan, ZNet, 8 July 2016

A painful lesson from Brexit: Why DiEM25 needs a simpler message by Brian Eno and Yanois Varoufakis, openDemocracy, 4 July 2016

Yanis Varoufakis on the European Constitution, Economic Disintegration and Orwellianism, Information Clearing House, 3 July 2016 (video)

Brexit: EU referendum was a 2-2 'draw' and UK exit will not happen, LSE professor says by Will Worley, Independent, 1 July 2016

Dead Brexit Walking by Pepe Escobar, Russia Insider, 1 July 2016

Stephen Cohen on West Blaming Putin for Brexit, Russia Insider, 1 July 2016 (text and audio)

The Silence of the Left: Brexit, Euro-Austerity and the T-TIP by Michael Hudson, CounterPunch, 1 July 2016

Brexit will only count if everybody leaves the EU by Pete Dolack, ZNet, 1 July 2016

BREXIT and disintegrating civilisations by Mary Kaldor, openDemocracy, 29 June 2016

After Brexit, a time for new thinking by Paul Rogers, openDemocracy, 29 June 2016

Following Brexit, Britain's Foreign Policy Elite is having a Breakdown by Alexander Mercouris, The Duran, 29 JUne 2016

‘Brexit' and the Democracy Myth by Daniel Lazare,, 29 June 2016

Roma evictions: Europe's silent scandal by Nils Muižnieks and Michael Georg Link, openDemocracy, 29 June 2016

View from Brussels: all friends together – or perhaps not by Jon Henley, The Guardian, 29 June 2016

How Europe’s leaders can fix the union by Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times, 28 June 2016

Brexit and the diseased liberal mind, Jonathan Cook Blog, 26 June 2016

Brexit and the diseased liberal mind
Brexit and the diseased liberal mind

The Brexit Shock – Now All Is Up in the Air! by Jan Oberg, Inter Press Service, 26 June 2016

Let’s look the Brexit dangers in the eye by Gabriel Levy, People and Nature, 25 June 2016

After the referendum: what we can do by Ewa Jasiewicz, People and Nature, 25 June 2016

Brexit fantasy is about to come crashing down by Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times, 25 June 2016

European Union’s Imperial Overreach by Jonathan Marshall,, 25 June 2016

Britain is not a rainy, fascist island – here’s my plan for ProgrExit by Paul Mason, The Guardian, 25 June 2016

Israel should be deeply disturbed by the Brexit vote by Jonathan Cook, Mondoweiss, 25 June 2016

The Day After by James Galbraith, DiEM25, 25 June 2016

Brexit to hell by Vanessa Baird, New Internationalist, 24 June 2016

Refugees and Migrants Wake Up to Brexit and Brace for What Comes Next by Sarah Lazare, AlterNet, 24 June 2016

There Is a Small but Real Possibility That Brexit Will Never Happen by Joshua Keating, Slate, 24 June 2016

Why the UK Said Bye Bye to the EU by Pepe Escobar, CounterPunch, 24 June 2016

Brexit won’t shield Britain from the horror of a disintegrating EU by Yanis Varoufakis, The Guardian, 24 June 2016

EU Authorities Should Pledge to Assure a Smooth Transition, Abandon Threats and Punishment, and Change Failed Economic Policies in Europe by Mark Weisbrot, CEPR, 24 June 2016

The sky has not fallen after Brexit but we face years of hard labour by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, 24 June 2016

After Brexit, European Left Calls for 'Massive Political Opposition' by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams, 24 June 2016

Parting Is Such Sweet Joy: Brexit Prevails! by Binoy Kampmark, CounterPunch, 24 June 2016

An unprecedented act of self-sabotage by Benjamin Ramm, openDemocracy, 24 June 2016

How did UK end up voting to leave the European Union? by Rowena Mason, The Guardian, 24 June 2016

EU referendum result: Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness calls for border poll on united Ireland after Brexit by Siobhan Fenton, Independent, 24 June 2016

Your EU vote is crucial because it won't count, Jonathan Cook Blog, 23 June 2016

Your EU vote is crucial because it won’t count
Your EU vote is crucial because it won’t count
Your EU vote is crucial because it won’t count

Brexit Referendum Is Non-Binding. UK Parliament Not Voters has Final Say by Stephen Lendman, Global Research, 23 June 2016

The Coming End of the EU-USA Military Industrial Complex?


‘Brexit’ might be the wake-up call Europe needs by Mark Weisbrot, ZNet, 22 June 2016

Is another Europe possible? Joe Guinan and Thomas M. Hanna, openDemocracy, 21 June 2016

The shocking waste of cash even leavers won’t condemn by George Monbiot, The Guardian, 21 June 2016

Brexit is a fake revolt – working-class culture is being hijacked to help the elite by Paul Mason, The Guardian, 20 June 2016

BREXIT vs. GREXIT - The True Face of Europe by Peter Koenig, Information Clearing House, 20 June 2016

Norwegian model: realities for country Brexiters want to follow by Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 16 June 2016

The EU Referendum: The Case for a Socialist Yes Vote by John Palmer, The Bullet, 16 June 2016

Why Global Capital Fears ‘Brexit' by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Rupert Read, Thomas Wallgren, Common Dreams, 15 June 2016

Another Europe is posible by Yanis Varoufakis, YouTube, no date (video)

The European Union is the worst choice – apart from the alternative by George Monbiot, The Guardian, 15 June 2016

Europe’s solidarity crisis: a perspective from Greece by Dimitris Christopoulos, George Souvlis, ROAR, 8 June 2016

The Great Train Robbery: Privatizing Europe’s Railways by

Why the Far Right is on the Rise by Serge Halimi, CounterPunch, 3 June 2016

Jeremy Corbyn Can Stop The March Of The Anti-European Right by John Palmer, Social Europe, 2 June 2016

Neoliberal Europe and the far right: two sides of the same coin by Antonis Broumas, ROAR, 2 June 2016

As Brexit Approaches, Europe's Left Is Divided — and for Good Reason by Conn Hallinan, ZNet, 28 May 2016

Brexit is an empire-era trick. Only the radical case for Europe makes sense by Yanis Varoufakis, The Guardian, 28 May 2016

Yanis Varoufakis warns that anti-immigrant rhetoric is being used to distract from austerity by Jon Stone, Independent, 28 May 2016

European Union: a House Divided by Conn Hallinan, CounterPunch, 23 May 2016

Brexit may be the best answer to a dying eurozone by Larry Elliott, The Guardian, 20 May 2016

A continent of the mind by Jack Conrad, Weekly Worker, 19 May 2016

Why the Assange ruling is not ‘ridiculous’
Why the Assange ruling is not ‘ridiculous’
Why the Assange ruling is not ‘ridiculous’
Why the Assange ruling is not ‘ridiculous’
Why the Assange ruling is not ‘ridiculous’
Why the Assange ruling is not ‘ridiculous’
Why the Assange ruling is not ‘ridiculous’
Why the Assange ruling is not ‘ridiculous’

Yanis Varoufakis, And the Weak Suffer what they Must? Book review by Paul Tyson, openDemocracy, 19 May 2016

Why on earth would socialists support the neoliberal, undemocratic EU? by Paul Emery, openDemocracy, 11 May 2016

The Dangers of Free Trade Agreements: TTIP's Threat to Europe's Elderly by Michael Hudson, CounterPunch, 11 May 2016

Devastating MORI poll shows Europe's peoples share British rage over EU by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, 10 May 2016

London's Muslim Mayor Is Nothing New: 1,300 Years of Muslims Who Ran Major European Cities by Juan Cole, Truthdig, 8 May 2016

Welcome to ‘Walking Dead Europe' by Pepe Escobar, RT, 14 April 2016

Why we must save the EU by Yanis Varoufakis, The Guardian, 5 April 2016

Can two leftwing gurus save Europe? Chronicles by Thomas Piketty; And the Weak Suffer What They Must? by Yanis Varoufakis – review by Paul Mason, The Guardian, 1 April 2016

Deadly Blowback from Neo-Imperial Wars by Jonathan Marshall,, 25 March 2016

Will the EU become a criminal union tomorrow? by Jan Oberg, TFF, 16 March 2016

Greece, Austerity, Brexit: What might a Plan B for Europe look like? by Claire Fauset, New Internationalist, 11 March 2016

US Oil Industry Wants to Capture Europe, Drive Out Russia by German Economic News, Russia Insider, 7 March 2016

A United, Democratised Europe Is Our Only Weapon Against A Dark Continent by Yanis Varoufakis, Common Dreams, 5 March 2016

Euro-Austerity Meets Resistance in Spain by Mark Weisbrot, CounterPunch, 4 March 2016

Only when it is in peril is the idea of Europe so inspiring by Fintan O'Toole, The Guardian, 21 February 2016

Why Washington Fears Britain Quitting EU by Finian Cunningham, Strategic Culture Foundation, 8 February n2016

Can the New Left Govern Europe? by Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, 12 February 2016

It Takes a Greek to Save Europa by Pepe Escobar, CounterPunch, 12 February 2016

Yanis Varoufakis: Europe is sliding back into the 1930s and we need a new movement by Harry Lambert, Independent, 10 February 2016

The problem(s) with Varoufakis’ DiEM25 manifesto by Thomas Fazi, openDemocracy, 9 February 2016

Europe is disintegrating while its citizens watch indifferent by Roberto Savio, ZNet, 5 February 2016

The EU no longer serves the people – democracy demands a new beginning by Yanis Varoufakis, The Guardian, 5 February 2016

Yanis Varoufakis – the origins of the European and global economic crisis, openDemocracy, 4 February 2016 (video)

On Greece, Syriza, Podemos and the Democracy in Europe Movement by Yanis Varoufakis, ZNet, 31 January 2016

DiEM and the movements: Varoufakis replies to open letter by John Malamatinas, ROAR, 18 January 2016

The assault on democracy in Poland is dangerous for the Poles and all Europe by Neal Ascherson, The Guardian, 17 January 2016

Barcelona mayor joins Varoufakis in global initiative against EU austerity by Francesco Manetto, El País in English, 15 January 2016

The Far Right Comes to Sweden by Petter Larsson, Jacobin, 11 January 2016

EU in Stress: the German-Polish Clash by Gilbert Doctorow,, 11 January 2016

The New Right in Germany by Florian Zollmann, teleSUR, 5 January 2016

EU debate: We need to stay in Europe to change Europe by Luke Cooper, Red Pepper, Dewcember 2015

As Le Pen rises Europe's liberal dream is disappearing in front of our eyes by Rafael Behr, The Guardian, 9 December 2015

Portugal: the Left Takes Charge by Conn Hallinan, CounterPunch, 1 December 2015

Portuguese MPs force minority government to quit over austerity by Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian, 10 November 2015

Varoufakis to Lead European-Wide Movement to Reform Undemocratic EU, Sputnik, 27 October 2015

The Pantomime of Democracy: Portugal's Coup Against Anti-Austerity by Binoy Kampmark, CounterPunch, 26 October 2015

A European (Fairy) Tale? by David Marty, teleSUR, 25 October 2015

"One very simple, but radical, idea: to democratise Europe." An interview with Yanis Varoufakis by Alex Sakalis, openDemocracy, 25 October 2015

The End Of German Hegemony by Daniel Gros, Social Europe, 19 October 2015

Europe is becoming an undemocratic continent where force matters more than law by Paul Mason, The Guardian, 18 October 2015

U.S. Involvement in the European Union by David Marty, teleSUR, 18 September 2015

Jeremy Corbyn, welcome to Europe's fight against austerity by Pablo Iglesias, The Guardian, 14 September 2015

Breaking With Austerity Europe by Jean-Luc Mélenchon – Stefano Fassina – Zoe Konstantopoulou – Oskar Lafontaine – Yanis Varoufakis, CounterPunch, 14 September 2015

This refugee crisis is too big for Europe to handle - its institutions are broken by Paul Mason, The Guardian, 4 September 2015

The EU's disastrous status quo by Barbara Spinelli, openDemocracy, 2 September 2015

Europe's New Barbarians by Conn Hallinan, CounterPunch, 31 August 2015

Déjà Vu: Germany Tightens Its Economic Power Over Europe by Richard D. Wolff, Truthout, 17 August 2015

Greece and beyond: Capitalism versus Democracy in Europe by Michael Lowy, CADTM, 10 August 2015

Profiting from Pain: Europe's Crisis Is Germany's Blessing by Stefan Schultz, Spiegel Online Inernational, 10 August 2015

The Europe We Don't Want by Serge Halimi, CounterPunch, 7 August 2015

Germanization of European Unity: Source of Industrial-Financial Dominanceby Norman Pollack, CounterPunch, 20 July 2015

The decline and fall of the European Union: is it time to rip it up and start again? by Ronald G. Asch, openDemocracy, 17 July 2015

US Military Coup for Euro Meltdown? by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 14 July 2015

Tormenting Greece is about sending a message that we are now in a new EU by Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times, 14 July 2015

EU has taken decisive turn from democracy by Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times, 7 July 2015

Has Europe lost its hold on our collective imagination? by Fintan O'Toole, The Guardian, 5 July 2015

Europe as a republic: the story of Europe in the twenty first century by Ulrike Guerot, openDemocrcy, 29 June 2015

Opinion: Eurpe's malpractice of Greece by James K. Galbraith, DW, 22 June 2015

Greece is a sideshow. The eurozone has failed, and Germans are its victims too by Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian, 22 June 2015

The Upsurge in Germany by Mark Bergfeld, Jacobin, 15 June 2015

A very European coup by Costas Douzinas, openDemocracy, 24 April 2015

Why I ambushed ECB chief Mario Draghi by Josephine Witt, International Business Times, 16 April 2015

Juncker's call for an EU army is an affront to democracy by Joseph Lacey,, 24 March 2015

Can the EU be Reformed? by David Alexandre, teleSUR, 7 March 2015

Europe's Debt: Lies & Myths by Conn Hallinan, CounterPunch, 2 March 2015

The Trouble with Dijsselbloem by Pepijn Brandon, Jacobin, 21 February 2015

Germany's New Far Right by Anthony Fano Fernandez, Jacobin, 20 February 2015

EU Reeling Between US and Russia by Pepe Escobar, Sputnik, 19 February 2015

Europe's ideologues of austerity stand in way of reforms by Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Washington Post, 17 February 2015

By Canceling Debt, Croatia Grants 'Fresh Start' to 60,000 Citizens by Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams, 3 February 2015

Europe slouching towards anxiety & war by Pepe Escobar, RT, 1 February 2015

Eurozone QE Re-ignites Global Currency Wars by Jack Rasmus, teleSUR, 28 January 2015

The Real Threat in Europe by Walden Bello, teleSUR, 24 January 2s015

Revealed: thousands of Britons on benefits across EU by Alberto Nardelli, Ian Traynor and Leila Haddou, The Guardian, 19 January 2015

People doing time, banks doing fine by Alexander Beunder,, 15 January 2015

Europe's Greek Moment by Yanis Varoufakis, Jacobin, 14 January 2015

Greece, Europe and the Neoliberal Nightmare: Is There a Way Out? by C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout, 14 January 2015

Thomas Piketty: rise of anti-austerity parties good news for Europe by Stephen Burgen, The Guardian, 12 January 2015

Welcome to the European Hunger Games, Brought to You by Mainstream Economics by Lynn Stuart Parramore, Truthout, 9 January 2015

Lithuania Joins the Euro: Funerals for Currency by Binoy Kampmark, CounterPunch, 6 January 2015


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