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Spain: Student if you don’t fight, nobody will listen to you

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Spain: Student if you don’t fight, nobody will listen to you

Increased interest rates, reduced scholarships, reduced faculties, increased working hours, reduced state budget, seeking private funding, loss of power in educational bodies... Education is transformed into a battlefield οn inhospitable land. [...]

February 24, 2014 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Save Greek Water campaign – Press release

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Save Greek Water campaign – Press release

As pointed out, in cases of water privatisation, excessive price increases, mass infection, inadequate maintenance of networks and infrastructure, corruption and fraud, secret agreements and non-existent investments have been observed [...]

February 24, 2014

Greece: On the rise of suicides, interview with Stelios Stylianidis

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Greece: On the rise of suicides, interview with Stelios Stylianidis

Below, you can find excerpts from the interview with Stelios Stylianidis, Professor of Social Psychiatry, and data on suicides related to economic hardship in Greece, but also information from other countries of southern Europe that have been affected by the financial crisis. [...]

February 15, 2014

European lessons from the recent Swiss referendum

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European lessons from the recent Swiss referendum

“The Swiss referendum on imposing restrictions on the massive influx of migrants offers two hard but good lessons” [...]

February 12, 2014 Author: Dimitris Christopoulos

Greece: On auctions

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Greece: On auctions

About 450,000 households have mortgages, mainly during the period after the country joined the Eurozone (2000), the total amounting to around €72 billion. This amount corresponds to 40% of the national GDP and is very small compared to other countries. (In Ireland mortgages reached 300% of the GDP). It is now estimated that the red [...]

February 5, 2014 Author: Dimitris Papoutsis

Brussels: Protest against the inauguration of the Greek presidency (video)

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Brussels: Protest against the inauguration of the Greek presidency (video)

About 100 Belgians and Greeks mounted a protest outside the venue of the first public event of the Greek EU presidency in Brussels, denouncing the barbaric austerity policies. [...]

January 15, 2014

Spain: New campaign of the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH)

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Spain: New campaign of the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH)

The PAH demands that municipalities and Autonomous Communities act against the housing emergency. [...]

January 3, 2014 Author: PAH

Greece: The unsolvable equation

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Greece: The unsolvable equation

The crisis in Greece and Europe, the four sociopolitical currents it generated and the ongoing conflict between them. [...]

December 31, 2013 Author: Kostas Gardounis

Barcelona: Protest against the budget of misery (4 December)

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Barcelona: Protest against the budget of misery (4 December)

The Government discusses its new budget, the new measures awaiting us just around the corner. [...]

December 12, 2013 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Athens: the edge of Europe, but still a protagonist of the present

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Athens: the edge of Europe, but still a protagonist of the present

Athens. Just one word for five and a half million inhabitants. Just one city for almost a whole country. [...]

December 7, 2013 Author: Valerio Pelliccia