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Riots In Brussels over Austerity?

Belgian protesters clash with police over pensions and pay.

At least 100,000 people marched through Brussels in the first mass protests against government austerity measures, early November 2014. 89 more words

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The Japan Times on Putin.

Putin’s shortsighted military play.

The hallmark of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s campaign to reclaim parts of Russia’s lost empire in Central Europe has been the forceful denial of any Russian government role in the creeping annexation of territory. 794 more words

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At the intersection of Europe's hotspots.

The global economic crisis is reawakening dormant trends along the traditional European fault lines.

There’s an uneven effect on EU member states because the Euro zone locks countries with different levels of economic development in the same currency union. 142 more words

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The European Debt Crisis Visualized

Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) — At the heart of the European debt crisis is the euro, the currency that ties together 18 countries in an intimate manner. 48 more words


China seeking to cash in on Europe’s crises (?)

Last Tuesday, I posted about the increasing investment of China in Russia, wondering whether and to what extent it could help Russia smooth the economic impact of European sanctions. 897 more words


Catalonia lurches into the unknown after high court suspends referendum

If at the beginning of this year, I had marked out the predictable events in Catalonia’s bid for independence, the suspension of the independence referendum by the constitutional court on Monday, September 29th, would’ve been the final one. 394 more words

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