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Video: Spanish scientists lip-dubbing to YouTube success

Valencia - Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia, Spain needed some serious cheering up with the latest budget cuts, which led to almost half of their staff being let go. They decided to raise morale a bit by entering a lip-sync competition.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Spain's healthcare cuts put Spaniards' lives at risk

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal on Thursday, budget cuts and austerity measures in Spain could cause the dismantling of a large part of the Spanish health system, potentially damaging the health of the population.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Cost cutting: Spain's national police buy own bullet-proof vests

Madrid - Due to lack of government funding, many members of the Spanish national police are being forced to cough up around €1,000 each for bullet-proof vests and slash-resistant clothing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Austerity in Greece having impact on human rights, says UN expert

Athens - That’s the opinion of a United Nations expert who warned yesterday that some of the austerity measures imposed on the Greek economy undermine Greek citizens’ access to jobs, health, water and energy.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Portugal takes to the streets against austerity (video)

Lisbon - In yet another example of the fact that austerity just doesn't work, hundreds of thousands of Portuguese people took to the streets in around 30 cities all over Portugal on Saturday and protests will continue on Sunday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Protests mark Angela Merkel's visit to Lisbon, Portugal (video)

Lisbon - During Angela Merkel's visit to Lisbon, protesters gathered peacefully to denounce Germany's decision to back a recent series of austerity measures in the bailed-out Eurozone state.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Greek unemployment rises to record high

As Parliament voted to approve yet more biting austerity measures on the Greek people, the latest unemployment statistics were published. Unemployment has now reached a record high.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 6 comments

Greece shut down by 48 hour strike

Greece is in the grip of another 48-hour strike which commenced on Tuesday, to protest the latest round of austerity measures and changes to labour laws.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 13 comments

Now it's the turn of the police to protest in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - 3,000 off-duty national police officers rallied outside the Ministry of the Interior in Madrid on Saturday, protesting austerity measures and budget cuts, including the loss of their Christmas bonuses.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Video: Massive crowds hit UK streets in anti-austerity protest

London - It was the UK's turn to hit the streets on Saturday in protest against austerity measures and budget cuts. Tens of thousands participated with a wide range of different groups involved.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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Marea Verde Mijas educating the people about budget cuts in education in Spain.
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