Brussels would present any improvements in Portugal as a big political success, but in fact their reforms have destroyed the country, and the only help that came so far was from Frankfurt, Portugese MEP Rui Tavares told RT.
Riot police clashed with 350 squatter families as security forces evicted people from abandoned offices in Rome. This is the latest incident in the rising tide of violence over the mounting economic crisis.
The users of food banks in the UK are people are being forced to do so as a result of benefit sanctions and delays, family breakdown or debt, and for many it’s the absolute last resort, Alison Inglis-Jones, from the Trussell Trust, told RT.
Patient capacity at British hospitals has dropped to the second-worst level in Europe, maintains an international report. The maximum occupancy rate was exceeded last year, and waiting for a bed seems to have become commonplace.
Havana has prioritized foreign investment and private enterprise, slashed state-sector jobs, while seeking closer cooperation with the European Union. Will Cuba’s latest market-based reforms undermine the social gains of the 1959 Revolution?
With $1.7 quadrillion debt and the present bailout policy that will inflate prices, we’ll see the West collapsing while China and Russia will not be responsible for it or able to help, Lawrence Freeman from Executive Intelligence Review Magazine told RT.
Huge debt and unemployment in Greece are the result of the extreme neo-liberal policies pursued by the Troika that are just aimed at saving the banks but not the people, Kostas Isyhos, a member of the political secretariat of Syriza party, told RT.
Paying off debt to Russia will not be a first priority for Ukraine when it secures its first tranche of International Monetary (IMF) bailout cash, Oleksandr Shlapak, coup-imposed Ukraine’s Finance Minister has said.
After a four year exile from the euro bond market, Greece is back. Investors bought 3 billion euro ($4.16 billion) in 5-year bonds, offering a glimmer of hope as the euro zone economy continues to crawl out of its debt crisis.