Articles by

Marc Botenga

Marc Botenga (European A airs, Workers' Party of Belgium [PTB-PVDA]) works as a political advisor for the European United Le — Nordic Green Le (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament.

Building a Different Europe

The European Union is a state-under-construction serving the dominant fractions of European capital. A different Europe will require completely different institutions. But the debate cannot be isolated from the economic and political system. Saving the planet and genuine democracy require system change. A return to national states or currencies will not allow for escape from the logic of capitalism. Such a goal requires a countervailing power to capital. Transnational class struggles foster hope. The challenge is to deepen, broaden, and unite these movements.