Tag: Spain

David Cameron vows to continue to defend Gibraltar in the ongoing diplomatic row with Spain over the tiny territory as chief minister warns of “huge escalation” in the standoff

David Cameron vows to defend Gibraltar . Mr Cameron met Fabian Picardo, Gibraltar’s chief minister, in Downing Street on Friday. Photo: LEWIS WHYLD/AFP   By Fiona Govan, Madrid 3:21PM BST 30 Aug 2013 Gibraltar’s chief minister has warned that Spain’s bid to cripple the Rock’s key refuelling industry would […]

Atlas of Prejudices

Each person has a different way of looking at the world, but these views are often bundled in the form of prejudices. In his new book, “Atlas of Prejudice,” recently published in Germany, Bulgarian designer Yanko Tsvetskov, 38, has created satirical maps based on national and historical clichés. […]

Unrest may spread across Europe, warns Red Cross chief

Charity boss ‘worried’ by effect of austerity measures on Continent’s poor Charlotte McDonald-Gibson Friday, 24 May 2013 Rocketing unemployment and poverty in some areas of Europe could lead to rising civil unrest, unless governments take measures to address the humanitarian consequences of austerity measures, the secretary-general of the […]

France ends Austerity measures

  Tuesday, 07 May 2013 Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici says French austerity measures are at an end, instead opting for growth. This further complicates the strained relationship between the eurozone’s two largest economies. “We’re witnessing the end of the dogma of austerity,” Moscovici told Europe 1 radio on […]

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 […]

Eurozone breaks record on Jobless level

Friday, 01 March 2013 Italy’s voters gave their verdict on the austerity medicine they’ve been forced to take when they went to the polls earlier this week. By Friday, one of the reasons behind the protest was highlighted when the country’s unemployment hit its highest level in at […]

Spain’s jobless figures hit record high

  Spain’s unemployment rate has climbed to its highest level ever, the Spanish government said Thursday, as a painful recession takes a toll on the debt-stricken nation. The latest official figures show 26.02% of the population without jobs in the last quarter of 2012, with just over 55% […]

Europe disintegrating into regions

Vlad Grinkevich Nov 30, 2012 18:12 Moscow Time © Collage “The Voice of Russia” The worsening economic situation in Europe may lead to the appearance of new states. The increasing integration of the Eurozone countries has triggered centrifugal trends inside these countries. Regions are dispersing, and some are […]

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 […]