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Today the National Union of Greek Journalists is going on strike demanding the fulfilling and proper respect of their labour rights after incidences of state censorship seeing the light in the National Broadcast Network (ERT). One week ago two journalists of the morning zone were dismissed after having allegedly hinted against a Minister of the… » read more

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In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union approved a couple of days ago a political road map for Mali that foresees elections by April 2013 towards restoring stability after the coup d’état of last March. In addition, the Council of the African Union agrees to thaw Mali’s participation in the Union so that the country… » read more

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Since independence in 1990, Ukraine was suffering from major regime upturns: electoral fraud, corruption, economic instability, the transfer of public property into the hands of loyal oligarchs, censorship, and too much power concentration in the Presidential office. The “Orange Revolution” of 2004 that brought into power Victor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko was expected to change… » read more

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In the last week’s Summit in Brussels, Eurozone’s political elite has agreed that the creation of a fiscal union is vital so that the debt-striken, monetary union’s integration can be finally achieved. Nonetheless, there are two conflicting perspectives about how this process can be achieved.

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Immigration flows in the European continent are increasing with incessant rythms. Thousands of people are crossing the seas from Africa and Minor Asia to find their way in the so-called prosperous societies and achieve to ameliorate their lives. The problem is that it has been years now that immigrants cannot finally meet their needs, find… » read more

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George Papandreou is a Greek politician served as Prime Minister of Greece from October 2009 until November 2011. To someone naif or just irrelevant with Greek politics -and especially with the Greek debt crisis- George Papandreou might be seemed as a political figure who bravely endeavored to clean up the mess of Greece’s ballooning public… » read more

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BBC network hosted yesterday an interview with Golden Dawn deputy Ilias Panagiotaros. The deputy talked about the goals and ideas of his party, the conditions in the Greek society, and the way his colleagues endeavor to combat against the crisis. Just to remind you, Golden Dawn is the racist, neo-nazi party that entered the Greek… » read more

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The public budget plan of Portugal for 2013 was presented by Minister V. Gaspar a couple of days ago. The government is insisting on tough austerity measures, including a further rise of fiscal measures. Overall, the new measures correspond to 3,2 % of the GDP, which is in fact interpreted in the cut of two… » read more

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The answer to this question comes from another question: How many are the troikans finally and how many will join them in the near future? And this comes after Chancellor Merkel’s declared intention to assist Greek authorities towards moving ahead to structural reforms in public administration. In this context, if public administration services are not… » read more

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