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Who’s been meddling in Macedonia? Not only who you think

2018-12-16T22:29:10+00:00

BY NIKOLAS LEONTOPOULOS Greece and Macedonia were pressured by the US, NATO and the EU to sign a deal that most people in both countries reject. And yet, according to the narrative adopted by western media it was solely Russia who “meddled”, “orchestrated”, “agressed”. Evidence on the ground shows a much more mixed and disturbing reality. For more than a quarter of a century the Macedonia name issue has been arguably one of the most incomprehensible (and – yes! - boring) issues in Europe. Until suddenly it turned into a plot combining characters from le Carré Cold War [...]

Who’s been meddling in Macedonia? Not only who you think2018-12-16T22:29:10+00:00

Outrage triggers political action against exploitation of truck drivers

2018-11-15T00:27:26+00:00

BY INGEBORG ELIASSEN Both the public and politicians have expressed anger at the systematic exploitation of truck drivers working in international transport as exposed by Investigate Europe and others. This outrage has now produced political action.Investigate Europe’s latest project, 'sweatshops on wheels', has exposed the most basic factor in the business model of international transport: increasingly cheaper drivers. Truck drivers are indispensable for societies to function. In spite of that, those who transport goods between Western European countries have wages that are a fraction of the minimum pay in the countries where they work and face conditions that could constitute [...]

Outrage triggers political action against exploitation of truck drivers2018-11-15T00:27:26+00:00

The euro crisis is far from over: What the EU could have learned from Greece – but didn’t

2018-08-21T09:57:55+00:00

BY HARALD SCHUMANN In the end, the ministers and commissioners spoke as if they were good Europeans again.It was, according Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Monetary Union "a historic day for the eurozone" and he added that "the crisis is now behind us.”"It’s done," confirmed Portugal’s Finance Minister Mario Centeno, currently chairman of the Eurogroup. "With our solidarity it was successful,” said his German colleague Olaf Scholz, and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stated that "Europe should be proud of its common currency".With such collective self-praise the eurozone leaders recently celebrated the end of their crisis programme for over-indebted Greece (it [...]

The euro crisis is far from over: What the EU could have learned from Greece – but didn’t2018-08-21T09:57:55+00:00
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