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Across Europe, workers synchronize strikes against austerity

Nov 14, 2012
Millions of workers went on strike across Europe today in protest against public spending cuts. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled, car factories and ports have been shut, and rail services disrupted.
Posted In: Greece, spain, Germany, austerity

Workers push back on austerity across Europe

Nov 14, 2012
There are strikes going on this morning in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium. Workers are protesting all across Europe against rising unemployment and austerity.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, austerity

Austerity as seen from the streets of Athens

Nov 13, 2012
Yesterday, the Greek parliament pushed through an extensive package of cuts and tax increases -- its most aggressive austerity budget so far -- in order to receive their next bailout payment.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, bailout

Greece approves austerity budget: 'Hope has fallen away'

Nov 12, 2012
Greece approves its 2013 austerity budget, making it eligible for a third round of bailout loans.
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Greek austerity: A light around the bend?

Nov 12, 2012
European finance ministers are meeting today in Brussels to decide whether Greece will receive its next scheduled bailout payment of $40 billion.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, austerity, bailout

ECB to release new euro with an old Greek face

Nov 9, 2012
The European Central Bank says it's going to issue new currency notes next year. The new notes, redesigned to improve security, will feature images from Greek mythology.
Posted In: Greece, ECB, euro

Surprise! The most critical vote this week may be in Greece

Nov 6, 2012
Protesters continue to fill Athens today ahead of the Greek Parliament’s vote on public sector spending cuts.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, austerity, bailout

Greek workers protest latest austerity push

Nov 5, 2012
Workers are back on strike this morning in Greece, where the government is scheduled to vote on a new round of austerity cuts this week.
Posted In: Greece, austerity, bailout

Greek editor stands trial over tax evader list

Nov 1, 2012
A Greek magazine editor goes on trial today after being accused of breaking privacy laws when he published a list of prominent Greeks who allegedly evaded their taxes.
Posted In: Greece, Taxes, Europe debt crisis, privacy

Greece's diet crisis: Greeks abandon traditional foods, and an obesity epidemic is the result

Oct 29, 2012
More than 10 percent of the world's population is malnourished, but an even larger proportion is overweight. Greece has one of the highest rates of child obesity, despite having one of the world's healthiest cuisines.
Posted In: Greece, obesity, food and drink

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