Paris attacks occurred right before the European Left was probably ready to declare decoupling from the authoritarian EU!
In his article From Tsipras capitulation to terrorist attacks: the irresistible domestication of the European Left? , George Vassalos describes how the European Left eventually defeated because of its choice to capitulate with the forces of neoliberalism, after Tsipras' defeat by the European Financial Dictatorship and the 2015 Paris attacks.
In an interesting part of the analysis, Vassalos reveals that Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his Leftist party, the second biggest component of the Leftist front in France, were preparing on 14 Nov. of 2015, a European conference with the participation of economists, politicians and movements, concerning the "plan B". As Vassalos supports, the basic manifesto was not really radical and not clear concerning the practical content for the "disobedience to the EU" and the possibility of democratizing euro. However, it was a process outside the one-way and class compromise of the pro-European Left. The conference finally canceled, as the previous night ISIS extremists had spread the terror in Paris. Until now there has not been announced a new date for this conference.
After the attacks, the French Communist Party made a turn of 180 degrees for the sake of "national unity", by voting for the three-month emergency situation which was including the prohibition of protests.
Although Mélenchon's party separated its stance by opposing the emergency situation, was not aligned with the decision of the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) and other smaller parties of the Radical Left, to break this decision practically, through a protest in November, 29. It remained on this stance even when later had condemned the ruthless state suppression against these organized blocks and thousands of protesters.
As Vassalos also describes, a major protest during the last day of the climate conference eventually occurred, thanks to the persistence and continuous pressure of activists in Paris. This was a victory for which the parliamentary Left had minimum contribution and actually came from the people in the streets.
We can see now that the dialogue between the "bosses" and their representatives, may not be so imaginary after all, even if the system will definitely categorize such stories as "conspiracy theories".
Vassalos' analysis also reveals how the ruthless neoliberal establishment can methodically split the Left to prevent a unified Leftist front, which would set in great danger the plans for the new conditions in Europe and elsewhere, according to the Greek experiment.
But the most important conclusions probably concern the total absence of ideological autonomy for the Left, and the fact that any major change, against the dark path that the Europe has taken towards the new Feudalism, could come mainly straight from the peoples and their struggles in the streets.