Piigs awakening

Piigs awakening

PIIGS awakening is the second in a Manifesto Press series dealing with the crisis of the European Union.

The writers are each established authorities with distinguished reputations within both the academic and the labour movement and their proposals carry the endorsement of the most militant sections of Italy’s trade union movement.

In describing the distinctive features of the Italian economy and its capitalist development they present a sharp analysis of the problems of the eurozone and of the particular ways in which the European Union places Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Greece at a disadvantage.


Luciano Vasapollo is professor of international economic policy at Sapienza, University of Rome, Rita Martufi is founder and director of the Center for Studies CESTES, Joaquìn Arriola is author, with Peter Waterman, of Internationalism and the labour movement.