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Slovenia protest adds pressure to crumbling government

February 12, 2013


(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 […]

Europe’s lost generation costs €153bn a year, study finds

October 22, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) EU agency estimates cost in state welfare and lost production of young adults not in employment, education or training. A lost generation of 14 million out-of-work and disengaged young Europeans is costing member states a total of €153bn (£124bn) a year – 1.2% of the EU’s gross domestic product – the largest […]

“What the Nobel Prize considers peace”, by O.Rodríguez

October 13, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN EL DIARIO) The Nobel Peace Prize awards a Europe that requires cuts in basic rights such as education and public health, that is betting on policies that contribute to the growth of poverty and social inequality, choking indebted its south to pay their creditors: the French and German banks, mainly. By Olga Rodríguez.- […]

“The rights of the Greek citizens, of European citizens are at stake”, by G. Tisheva

October 8, 2012


The latest developments in Greece – the decision for a next round of austerity measures and the new wave of Greek people in the streets, inevitably makes us look back at the events that brought to this stage and calls to recapitulation of  what are the real results of the three years’ intervention of the […]