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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 […]

Demonstration in Brussels against social dumping

January 24, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN EUROPOLITICS) Several thousand European workers from the building, transport and agri-food industries took to the streets in Brussels, on 23 January, to denounce social dumping and exploitation of posted workers. They demanded better protection for workers sent to a member state other than the state in which they usually work for a limited […]

Red Cross warns: “Europe must be ready for popular uprisings”

January 9, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN REUTERS) Millions of Europeans who were relatively prosperous, now so difficult to get food on the table, that Europe must be prepared for popular uprisings similar to those in North Africa. The conclusion one is reached the International Red Cross because of the economic crisis in the EU. The world’s largest humanitarian organization […]

Over 300 health spanish chiefs hand in resignations over privatization

January 9, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Center directors will step down when Madrid administration’s plans to outsource services take effect More than 320 public health center directors across the Madrid region formally handed in their resignations on Tuesday after agreeing last month to step down en masse in protest at the regional government’s plans to privatize some […]

Slovenian public sector announced strike for January

December 28, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE SLOVENIA TIMES) Public sector unions will hold a general strike on 23 January next year to protest against layoffs in the sector, unionist Branimir Štrukelj announced before New Year holidays. The strike will be the “D-day for the public sector, when we will begin efforts first and foremost against layoffs,” Štrukelj said. […]

Hundreds march through Paris to highlight unemployment

December 4, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN RFI) Up to two thousand unemployed people and their supporters marched in northern Paris on Saturday afternoon to raise awareness about unemployment in France. This tenth annual demonstration comes as the latest figures show French unemployment is at a 14-year high. By Sarah Elzas in Paris. “Fire the bosses”, a group of demonstrators […]

Greek protesters attack German consul

November 16, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN RT.COM) Dozens of anti-austerity protesters clashed with police yesterday after breaking into a conference centre in northern Greece to demonstrate against the presence of a German government official. The protesting municipal workers pushed and threw coffee on Wolfgang Hölsche-Obermaier, a German consul in Thessaloniki, who was attending a conference of Greek and German […]