The history of capitalism in Europe

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Technical advance, ideological project: Selling off a heritage
Le Monde diplomatique, March 1998. On 1 January 1998, landline voice-telephony services in ten of the fifteen countries of the European Union were completely opened up to competition.
The ugly face of greed in commerce: Social dumping and management by fear—Lidl wants to be the Wal-Mart of Europe
UNI, 26 March 2004. German hard discounter Lidl is fast emerging as a B-class copy of world's largest retailer Wal-Mart. It goes to great lengths to stop its workers from joining trade unions.
EFJ Welcomes European Parliament Bid to Counter Media Concentration and to Defend Pluralism
International Federation of Journalists, 1 April 2004. A report adopted by the Citizens' Rights Committee of the European Parliament on Tuesday 30 March strikes a blow for media pluralism.
Outsourcing Chasing Cheap Labor to the East
By Peter Gumbell, Time Europe, Sunday 4 April 2004. A decade ago, foreign investment began to pour into Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary as West European and U.S. companies looked for a low-cost manufacturing base. Today, as these and seven other countries join the E.U., the East and Central Europeans themselves are looking further east for low-cost manufacturing.