Thousands of supporters of the right-wing Northern League party flooded the streets of Rome on Saturday, slamming the government of Matteo Renzi. A rival rally took place at the same time, with organizers calling the League's views “racist.”
Greece wants to implement its own program of reforms, rather than be forced to allow the troika to do so, George Katrougalos, the country’s minister of administrative reforms, told RT on the eve of the emergency eurozone finance ministers' meeting.
Paris will assist Greece with “anything” to lessen its debt burden, except for writing it off, France's finance minister told Syriza-appointed Yanis Varoufakis, who is touring Europe seeking support after Athens vowed to go “cold turkey” on debt.
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.