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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 […]

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 […]

Vulnerable to be hurt most by ‘inhumane’ support cuts in UK

October 22, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE INDEPENDENT) Councils have been accused of leaving elderly and disabled people to fend for themselves, as research by The Independent reveals that the vast majority have abandoned support for all but the most severely disabled. Austerity cuts will see people losing vital support which gives them help with shopping, bathing or cooking. […]