Times are tough these days with the economic crisis, but we all still need a break from the stresses of everyday life in general. The good news is that you can now stay in Europe at budget prices, but still in the best of style, in a luxury hostel.
Due to the economic crisis in Portugal, some prisoners are renouncing their rights to parole, preferring to stay in jail rather than be homeless and left living on the streets. Some are even committing crimes just to get back into prison.
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.
Portugal has taken three years of economic crisis, and has swallowed the bitter pill of EU/IMF-imposed austerity, with little resistance - until now, when the Portuguese have finally started to rebel.
With the latest opinion polls showing Irish voters swinging behind the Lisbon treaty, the Irish government is considering moving the referendum re-vote forward to coincide with June’s European Parliamentary elections.
At a summit meeting in Brussels last week, European Union heads of state reached an agreement which addresses the ‘concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon’ and allows the Irish government propose a second referendum.
Porto (dpa) - The port city of Porto, situated on the hills above the Douro River, lies very much in the shadow of Lisbon - but is now set to shake off this inferiority complex.
For the coming year it will be European Capital of Culture 2001, an hon...