Tens of thousands gathered in Athens in support of Syriza, a leftist party demanding an end to austerity cuts and a debt write-off from the EU. Recent polls indicate it’s the most likely winner in Sunday’s upcoming elections.
Calls for independence, pleas to stop war, objection to mass surveillance, outrage over police brutality, and much more drove people to the streets in 2014. RT takes a look at what prompted millions around the globe to rise up.
Among the six European states participating in the poll questioning EU membership, the British appeared most certain of all that they want to leave the union with only 37 percent against breaking ties.
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.
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.
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.
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.