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How should the Left approach Europe? Interviewed, along Manuel Bompard, by Jacobin (France)

The European Parliament elections will be a major battleground that the neofascist forces of the emergent Nationalist International (Salvini, Kurz, Orban, AfD, CSU, parts of the CDU, and of course figures like Donald Trump and Steve Bannon) will contest enthusiastically. DiEM25 and our EUROPEAN SPRING are determined to confront them on the basis of a radical europeanist agenda, building a Progressive Transnational/International Movement. Jacobin (France) invited me, representing DiEM25, and Manuel Bompard (France Insoumise) to answer the question: How should progressives and the Left approach Europe? Here are my original answers in English, followed by the complete interview in French, including Manuel

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