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LOT Polish airlines will still be sold this year

February 25, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN THE WARSAW VOICE) The troubled Polish flag carrier PLL LOT will still be sold this year, after a restructuring involving mass layoffs, newly appointed LOT CEO Sebastian Mikosz told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. “I am confident that LOT can be privatized and this is my (…) objective number one,” Mikosz […]

Slovenia protest adds pressure to crumbling government

February 12, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN FOCUS NEWS AGENCY) The biggest anti-government gathering since protests against corruption and austerity started in November. Some 20,000 Slovenians took to the streets on Friday, adding pressure on a crumbling conservative government that is struggling to stay in power and avoid a bailout, Reuters informs.   Prime Minister Janez Jansa is clinging to […]

Flight from italian universities

February 5, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA) Equivalent of one university fewer in ten years. Enrolments down from 338,482 in 2003-2004 to 280,144 in 2011-2012. Shrinking teaching staff.     Undergraduates, graduates, post-grads, teaching staff and funds are all on the decline as Italy’s universities struggle. The warning comes from the national university council (CUN) in […]

Social care is bearing the brunt of council cuts, by Simon Duffy

February 4, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) Statistical manipulation disguises the fact that disabled people are being hit the hardest by cuts to benefits and services. Simon Duffy *.- One of the extraordinary features of the cuts programme has been the fate of social care. At the same time as announcing the deepest cuts in public expenditure since […]

The Hungarian party FIDESZ wants to cut drastically the subventioned university places

January 25, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN THE EUROPEAN LEFT PARTY) The Hungarian government party FIDESZ wants to drastically cut the number of the high school and university places subventioned by the state, which means the introduction of full tuition fees for the large majority of the students. This measure will increase inequalities regarding education and aggravate the gap between […]

France as Europe’s next timebomb? Not with Hollande in charge

December 28, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) The Economist’s recent warnings about my country ignore the opportunity President Hollande has to effect reform This week’s issue of the Economist is not lamenting the decline of the French bakery. With a bunch of baguettes strapped to dynamite on its cover, the British magazine is in fact warning that France […]

Ireland unveils another austerity budget

December 18, 2012

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Another austerity budget for Ireland. Dublin announces billions of euros in fresh spending cuts today as the pain of austerity continues.     Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the eurozone financial crisis. Today we’re focusing on Ireland, where another tough budget will be unveiled this afternoon. The Dublin government is expected […]