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Greece Forced To Sell Public Water Utilities Under EU-Imposed Privatization Plan By
GREECE — In May 2016, the SYRIZA-led Greek government passed a new comprehensive set of economic austerity policies in exchange for receiving new loans that are intended to keep the country’s fragile economy afloat. This represents...
Greece’s New Deal From European Lenders Delivers More Neoliberalism By
GREECE– The Greek government recently reached a new agreement with the so-called “troika” of lenders—the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund—on new reforms that are slated to go into effect in 2019. The SYRIZA-led...
EU: Politicians, Media To Blame For ‘Worrying Levels’ Of Hate, Racism In UK By
“It’s no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in newspapers, online and even among politicians,” Christian Ahlund, Chair of the European Commission...
Despite Panama Papers, EU Pitching Another Tax Evasion ‘Smokescreen’ By
The European Commission’s attempt to crack down on corporate tax evasion “is a smokescreen that will not stop multinationals dodging their taxes,” the UK-based social justice organization War on Want declared Tuesday. The proposal put forth by the Commission...
European Commission: Millions Of Refugees Will Boost EU Economies By
While the influx of asylum seekers from the Middle East into the European Union has been hugely controversial in some nations, and is fueling a lot of tensions, the European Commission’s reports suggest that they could be an economic boon for the continent if properly...
Forget Russian Gas, Just Frack Europe: Obama By
Speaking after a meeting with European leaders at the EU-US summit in Brussels on Wednesday, President Barack Obama suggested that the U.S. is open to exporting fracked shale gas, once promised as the source of American “energy independence,” to the EU  and...
Interview: New EU Reform Measures Fall Short, Danish Researcher Says By
BRUSSELS — In 2008, a major financial crisis rocked the world. In the European Union, this event sparked a political discussion on a series of measures designed to prevent the dire consequences of such crises in the future, including big bank bailouts. Meanwhile,...
Europeans Say ‘No Thanks’ To American Chlorinated Chicken And Hormone Beef By
BRUSSELS —When French President François Hollande went to the United States earlier this month in the first state visit by a French president since 1996, he called for a speedy agreement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). “We have everything...
EU-Israeli Talks On Science Program Stall Over Settlements Issue By
Last week, EU and Israeli negotiators failed to agree on new funding rules for Israeli participation in Horizon 2020, a €80 billion (about $107 billion) European research funding program that will run from January 2014 for seven years. Israel says it will not take part...
How The European Union Is Failing Syria’s Refugees By
According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 4.25 million Syrians are internally displaced, while more than two million refugees have fled to  Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq. The U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) writes that more...