Tag Archives: EU

The Politics Of Punishment: Greece Is Being Destroyed By Europe And Austerity Orthodoxy By
WASHINGTON — All the news coming out of Greece is bad, says Giannis Nitodas, who left his home in Chios, Greece, amid the mounting pressures of austerity measures that continue to crush the Greek economy. “I was paid €900...
Anti-semitism, Islamophobia On The Rise In Europe By
There has been a steep increase in anti-Semitic and Islamophobic acts, online hate speech and xenophobic political discourse during 2014 in Europe, according to the Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). The findings were made in the commission’s...
Israel’s Pulling Out All The Stops To Prevent Iran Deal, And The EU, UN Are Taking Note By
WASHINGTON — Maariv’s New York correspondent, Shlomo Shamir, reported last week that senior Western diplomats based in Washington and New York told him that after the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran is completed at the end of this month, a major diplomatic offensive...
EU Moves To Require Labeling Of Products From Illegal Israeli Settlements By
JERUSALEM  — The European Union is preparing new guidelines that would require Israel to label products made in West Bank settlements if they are exported to the 28-nation bloc, EU officials said Tuesday. The move is the latest sign of international discontent with...
EU Responds To Refugee Crisis With Military Force By
Rescued migrants line up after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel “Bettica” in the harbor of Augusta, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Italy pressed the European Union on Wednesday to devise concrete, robust steps to stop the deadly tide...
Europe Will Employ Military Response To Migration Crisis By
Italian forces stand guard in front of the wreckage of a boat used by migrants in Catania’s Harbour, Italy, Monday, April 20, 2015. Spurred by this weekend’s migrant tragedy, in which as many as 900 refugees may have died off the Libyan coast, European leaders...
In Europe, Pirates Are Writing The Copyright Law By
For years – nay, for decades – net activists and freedom-of-speech activists have been fighting against the copyright industry’s corrupt initiatives. In country after country, the copyright industry was practically calling out for mail-order legislation, and receiving...
The EU Shifting Its Strategy On Syria, Iraq And Fighting ISIS By
Civil defense members inspect the debris of a building collapsed after Syrian air forces’ ‘vacuum bomb’ attack, killed six people, three of them children, and wounded 40 others, in Ain Tarma town of Damascus, Syria on December 26, 2014. Anadolu Agency/Ebu...
Climate Needs ‘Radical Shock Treatment'; EU Pledges Only ‘Smelling Salts’ By
If the non-binding pledges announced by European governments in Brussels on Friday morning are an indication of the global response to climate change, say green campaigners, the world and its inhabitants are in big, big trouble. Members of the European Commission and...
Refugee Abuse Scandal In Germany Highlighting Failing EU Policies By
ESSEN, Germany — Midway through describing his alleged abuse by security guards at a home for asylum seekers here, Badr Abboussi breaks off to answer a call on his cell phone. After speaking rapidly in Italian, the 21-year-old originally from Morocco hangs up, shrugs...