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The communism of certain western European Communist parties that advocated democratic political procedures and independence from the Soviet government.

Eu′ro·com′mu·nist adj. & n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the policies, doctrines, and practices of Communist Parties in Western Europe in the 1970s and 1980s, esp those rejecting democratic centralism and favouring nonalignment with the Soviet Union and China
ˌEuroˈcommunist n, adj
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(ˌyʊər əˈkɒm yəˌnɪz əm, ˌyɜr-)

a form of Communism that developed in some western European nations independently of the Soviet Union.
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the form of communism found in some countries of Western Europe, independent of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
See also: Communism
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[ˈjʊərəʊˌkɒmjʊnɪzəm] Neurocomunismo m
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Jimmy Reid, viewed as an early Euro-Communist, pointed out the futility of the exercise, arguing that if Communist parties renounced democratic centralism, then they ceased to be Communist parties.
From the euro-communist perspective, Hobsbawm was pushing for a popular-frontist defensive strategy against Thatcher and trying to push the Labour Party into a moderate position against the right-wing fears awakened by the labour left.
Febles' generous comments on the anthology in general and my 1970's Rome excerpt in particular, except to note that the nostalgia to which he refers is not for "by today's standards an unrecognizable city plagued by the remnants of fascist thought," but rather a melancholy celebration of gay, lesbian, feminist, Euro-Communist experience in what was then a place of vibrant progressive politics and social life against and mixed up with those nasty postwar hangovers.