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Stories about Western Europe

28 October 2014

GV Face: Asylum Seekers Are Fleeing Conflict to Face Brutal Politics in Europe and Australia

GV Face

According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.

16 October 2014

It's Blog Action Day: Let's Talk About Inequality

Global Voices is an official partner for the event, which tackles the issue of inequality this year.

13 October 2014

Will the Right to Be Forgotten Inspire Repressive Regimes to Expand Internet Censorship?

Global Voices Advocacy

“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.

7 October 2014

France Continues to Attract Investors, but Its Public Debt Worries Economists

France's public debt is set to rise by more than 70 billion euros next year, yet France is currently borrowing at historically low rates.

2 October 2014

It's a Great Time for Student Housing Across France, Except in Paris

The problem of student rents has not improved in Paris. In fact, unlike the rest of the country, it's become even worse.

20 September 2014

Newspapers Predict Spain's Conservative Party Will Shelve Their Restrictive Abortion Bill to Save Face in Elections

Spain's abortion bill has met with pushback not only from parties in the opposition but also from within the current governing party's rank and file.

11 September 2014

Right to Be Forgotten: With Free Expression Under Threat, Europe Needs a ‘Marco Civil Moment’

Global Voices Advocacy

In the second installment in our "right to be forgotten" series, Felix Treguer explains how the new EU rules affect corporations like Google -- and their impact on the public.

10 September 2014

Russian Nationalists Grasp at Straws with ‘Scottish Solidarity’ Campaign

RuNet Echo

Russians' connections between the Scottish and Eastern Ukrainian independence movements are, for the most part, thoroughly imagined, but the fantasy has produced several funny pictures.

8 September 2014

Are You a European ‘Expat’ Under 40? ‘Generation E’ Wants to Hear Your Story

"Generation E" is calling for stories of young Europeans who are crossing the imaginary boundaries of the Old Continent to reinvent day-to-day life in another country.

5 September 2014

Spain's Alternative Political Party Podemos Is Growing in ‘Circles’

The Bridge

Since launching in March with an entirely crowdfunded campaign and a manifesto made up of public suggestions, the party claimed 8% of the national vote in the European Parliament elections.

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