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Croatia joined an EU at war – class war! by Asbjørn Wahl

“Structural reforms of the labour market have been central elements of this legislation. In the neoliberal EU language this means lower minimum wages, reduced coverage of collective agreements, decentralisation of wage formation, more flexible working hours, reduced overtime pay, more temporary work, etc. In effect, lower social protection and reduced trade union power. Furthermore, unemployment benefits are cut, retirement age increased and pensions reduced. As if this is not enough, the Member States have been instructed to implement austerity policy in national legislation, preferably in their constitution. Austerity forever or, in other words, the end of social Europe.”

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