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05.02.2016

Pension reform sparks fiercest protests since Tsipras took office

Thousands marched in Greece yesterday (4 February) as a crippling general strike against pension reforms swept the country, with hooded youths lobbing firebombs at riot police in scattered skirmishes in Athens.more »


05.02.2016

MSF chief: The way Europe treats refugees is 'a disgrace'

Joanne Liu, the energetic president of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), says that the response to refugees in Greece is "indecent". She contends that refugees should be offered a "welcome package" when they...more »


05.02.2016

Space: Another frontier under threat

Didier Schmitt is a Space security analyst at the European External Action Service (EEAS).more »


05.02.2016

The future of proposed ‘new Panama Canal’ in doubt

In June 2013, the Nicaraguan government passed legislation relating to the planned construction of a canal linking the Pacific and Caribbean. Shortly after, a deal was struck with a Hong Kong company to design, construct and...more »


05.02.2016

Holding the EU together with the threat of disintegration

Florian Trauner is a research professor in European Studies at the Flemish Free University of Brussels (VUB).more »


05.02.2016

EU eastern states ready joint response to ‘Brexit’ deal

Countries on the European Union's eastern flank will meet next week and try to provide a joint response on the recent proposal to keep Britain in the EU bloc, Hungary's Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said yesterday (4 February).more »


04.02.2016

‘Facilitating Coexistence’: the endgame for Brexit

Andrew Duff was an MEP for the British Liberal Democrat party from 1999 to 2014 and a prominent member of the Constitutional Affairs committee in the European Parliament. He is a prominent voice within the European liberal ALDE...more »


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