Tag: Madrid

Wealth tax to pay for EU bailouts

Monday, 15 April 2013 Wealthy households would face new taxes on property and other assets under German plans to prop up the struggling eurozone. Senior advisers to Chancellor Angela Merkel are pushing for better-off households to pay towards the cost of any future bail-outs for the weaker members […]

Spain protesters accuse EU of servility to markets

16   Mar    2013 MADRID (AFP) Thousands of protesters marched Saturday in Madrid and other cities in Spain against European Union leaders’ handling of the financial crisis, condemning “an EU that belongs to the markets”. The marches, organised by Spain’s “indignados” protest movement, came after Cyprus announced it would […]

Fecal microbiota transplantation cures gastrointestinal diseases: 90% cure rate

Contact: Aimee Frank media@gastro.org 301-941-2620 American Gastroenterological Association Stool transplants highly efficient for Clostridium difficile infections and other gastrointestinal conditions — 2nd World Summit ‘Gut Microbiota For Health’ held in Madrid (26 February 2013) Clostridium difficile infections have developed into a virtual pandemic over the past two decades. […]

Misery for thousands of British air passengers as anti-austerity strikes hit Europe and angry clashes break out in Oxford Street

Around 800  flights to and from Portugal and Spain cancelled Walkouts and protests  planned across Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy London protests planned  to coincide with European walkouts Unions fighting  cuts demand an end to ‘unbearable’ austerity measures British air passengers  grounded with dozens of flights cancelled Eurostar […]

Spain’s credit rating downgraded to near junk

S&P downgrades Spain’s credit rating Rating agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Spain’s credit rating by two notches, warning that the deepening economic recession is limiting the government’s options. <!– remove the whitespace added by escenic before end of tag –> By Rebecca Clancy 10:23PM BST 10 Oct […]

Riot police dodge fire bombs and tear gas hurled at protesters as demonstration in Athens against cuts descends into violence: 500,000 Protest

Officers were set alight  by exploding bombs as a protest descended into carnage near country’s  parliament About 500,000 people  joined the anti-government rally to demonstrate against new austerity measures  in Greece Police were seen fighting  with protesters in what is thought to be the biggest anti-austerity protest in […]