Protests continue against corruption in Romania
- Peter Schwarz
Tens of thousands have been taking to the streets each day in Romania to protest against a relaxation of anti-corruption laws.
On Tuesday evening, the government used an emergency decree to implement legal changes protecting corrupt politicians from ...
Key Bay case: Polisario to lodge complaint against European tanker's violation of CJEU decision
- Sahara Press Service (SPS ) وكالة الأنباء الصحراوية (واص)
Bir Lahlou (Saharawi Liberated Territories), January 18, 2017 (SPS) - Polisario Front will officially lodge a complaint with the European and French authorities, denouncing the illegal shipment of marine oil by a European tanker, ...
Former Czech Pres. Vaclav Klaus: "Breakup of EU could be chance to save Europe"
- Sophie Shevardnadze Софико Шеварднадзе
The European Union steps into 2017 burdened with huge issues – a never-ending flow of migrants, continuing euro zone woes, and tensions with Russia. Growing frustration with Brussels is threatening to challenge the status quo in the EU, and with ...
We urge that the harassment of refugees abandoned to the streets of Paris cease immediately
- Collectif P'tit Dej' à Flandre Breakfast at Flandres Collective
In the middle of the afternoon of Monday, January 2, 2017, the police intervened in rue Pajol in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. This street homes several dozen exiles who regularly sleep here because they could not find anywhere better. They ...
Mário Soares: Funeral eulogies can’t rewrite history
Portuguese Socialist Party leader and counter-revolutionary Mário Soares died on Jan. 7, 2016 at age 92. This op-ed was written by the editors of the communist newspaper O Diario.
Zé (Portuguese John Doe), very relaxed, to Soares as ...
10 everyday things on the web the EU Commission wants to make illegal: Oettinger’s legacy
- Julia Reda
In a few days, scandal-prone Günther Oettinger will stop being Europe’s top internet policy maker – he’s being promoted to oversee the EU budget.
Günther is outta here, but the damage is done
But before leaving, ...
France 1986-2016: memories of a violent crackdown
- Jérôme Duval Жером Дюваль جيروم دوڥال
In December 1986, in France, high school students, soon joined by university students and teachers, mobilised against the "Devaquet law" which aimed to raise the price of university fees. The movement took a considerable extent and repression ...
Athens's First Mosque in 150 Years
- Matt Vasilogambros Ματτ βασιλογάμβρος
There hasn’t been a mosque in the Greek capital in 150 years. That’s about to change.
On Thursday, the Greek parliament approved plans to build a state-funded mosque near the center of Athens. Construction will cost around $1 million. ...
The Greek audit Commission battles on !
- Anouk Renaud
The Greek Debt Truth Commission that was created in April 2015 to audit the Greek public debt, on the initiative of Zoe Konstantopoulou, former President of the Greek Parliament (the Vouli), has held another meeting in Athens on the 5, 6 and 7 of ...
Even the Saudi Arabian government admits it killed 140 people by bombing a funeral, so why is the UK still arming it?
- Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)
Saudi-led investigation found that Saudi forces are responsible for funeral bombing that killed at least 140 people.
UK has licensed over £3.3 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since bombing began in March 2015, ...