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Eurozone crisis

UN urges EU to take refugees despite anti-migrant protests
Refugees arriving in Europe from war-torn Syria asking for asylum are putting an additional burden for the EU, whose economy is in crisis and where xenophobia is on the rise.

15.12.2014 14:49

Berlin again divided by Russia: German politicians argue over anti-Moscow measures
A number of German politicians and opinion-makers have lately expressed concerns over the West's reactions to President Putin's policies. Although critical of Russia, more German officials doubt if further sanctions are the right course of action.

05.12.2014 14:29

Gravy train: Retired EU president Van Rompuy gets a whopping $600k+ payoff
Herman van Rompuy, the former president of the European Council, is to get over £400,000 (over $620,000) of EU taxpayers’ money over the course of three years after his retirement, the UK’s Independent newspaper revealed.

02.12.2014 14:10

Ex-Italian PM Berlusconi proposes new currency to tackle economic crisis
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has offered to create a new currency in the country to be used along with the euro, claiming that Italy needs to restore its monetary sovereignty to overcome the ongoing economic crisis.

30.11.2014 18:12

Thousands protest against austerity in Athens (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Thousands of people demonstrated against the Greek government’s austerity policies in the center of Athens on Saturday. They also called for political and economic reforms, pay rises, and other social benefits.

01.11.2014 19:40

Never mined: Italian worker plays hooky for 35 years, receives full pension
A jazz-loving Italian coal miner with an aversion to small spaces realized a simple solution to dodging the daily grind; call in sick until you can scoop up a full pension.

22.10.2014 10:08

Milan protests as EU leaders arrive for job conference (VIDEO)
EU leaders coming to a youth employment conference have been met by protesters in the streets of Milan on Wednesday.

08.10.2014 15:51

OECD cuts 2014 growth forecast for advanced economies
The major global economies are losing steam, and are expected to forfeit some 2014 growth, the OECD said Monday. They are weighed down by a sluggish eurozone economy, growing Middle East tension, the Ukraine crisis, and the Scot’s independence referendum.

15.09.2014 11:00

​German euroskeptics surge in two more state parliaments
The eurosceptic ‘Alternative for Germany’ party got more than ten percent of the vote in the country's regional elections on Sunday, making the right-wing a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

14.09.2014 19:50