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.
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.
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.