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Review: Travel Europe on a budget, but always stay in style

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Portuguese man holds up bank for prison bed in crisis-hit Lisbon

Lisbon - 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 the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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

Lisbon Calling: #14N protest in Portugal — a short film

Lisbon - 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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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

Portugal military protest austerity in Lisbon (video)

Lisbon - Holding red cards and banners, thousands of military personnel marched through the streets of Lisbon on Saturday, protesting the austerity measures and budget cuts imposed in Portugal.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Video: Anti-austerity demonstration in Portugal

Lisbon - The streets of Portugal were filled with around 150,000 people on Saturday, rallying and protesting against a planned tax hike in the country.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Mozambique airline defies EU ban

Maputo - A Mozambican airline has continued to fly to Portugal despite the EU banning air carriers from that country, the Voice of America reported.
In the Media by Joseph Zulu

Euro-zone: complex financial manoeuvres behind the euro currency

How European economies have used complex financial transactions to hide the true size of their debts and deficits in order to remain inside the Euro-zone's parameters.
In the Media by Riccardo Valsecchi

Ireland May Hold Lisbon Re-vote in June

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.
In the Media by Tim Neale
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