Podemos’s deal with the PSOE promises Spain’s first left-wing coalition government since the 1930s. Yet with European and corporate elites already throwing up obstacles, Podemos’s hopes of forcing through change rely on it building its power outside the institutions.
Miguel Urbán is a Member of the European Parliament for Podemos. He was one of the party's co-founders in 2014.
The European Union remains steeped in crisis, and yet the challenge from the radical left looks weaker than ever. Popular discontent doesn’t automatically lead to positive change: it has to be galvanized around a realistic alternative.
Spain’s far right is enjoying its biggest breakthrough since the 1970s. But it grows from a reactionary swamp that has festered ever since Franco’s dictatorship.
Podemos MEP Miguel Urbán talks about Europe’s political crisis — and why the left must meet it with radicalism, not moderation.
Sixty years after the Treaty of Rome, Podemos MEP Miguel Urbán on rejecting both EU neoliberalism and xenophobic nationalism.