But is that really true?
The Lisbon Treaty would indicate otherwise…unless the conception of left-wing here encompasses only non-economic policies.
“But above all, people understood often for the first time that the entire economic programme of the EU was, and always had been, completely neo-liberal and put “free and undistorted competition” and the free market way above social protection.”
How many (on the left or otherwise) in the EU have treaty change as a declared goal?
That’s some tanker to turn around…