Marxist Attitude On the Question of European Union
12 April 2003
A very intensive debate over the question of European Union has been conducted in recent years. But it is hard to say that, a well-built and a complete Marxist perspective could be suggested, especially by the leftist group in Turkey. This pamphlet composed of three section aims to suggest such a Marxist perspective.
“The United States of Europe”?
A dream of capitalists: “United States of Europe”
Kautsky and the “United States of Europe”
Rosa and the “United States of Europe”
Lenin and the “United States of Europe”
Trotsky and the “United States of Europe”
European Union in Reality
Imperialist unions cannot be permanent
America’s rivalry has given rise to the European Union
From EEC to EU
EU is a contradictory union
Turkey's uncertain EU journey
The fate of European Union is uncertain
True Character of European Union Must Be Exposed
EU and the delusion of peaceful capitalist development
EU and the dream of a stable democracy
Petty-bourgeois opposition is a dead end
The debate on accession to the EU is an internal question of the bourgeoisie
Bourgeois alternatives cannot be the solution!
The solution lies in the revolutionary struggle of the working class