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Stories about Western Europe

13 July 2015

Forget a ‘Grexit’. Twitter Users Want Germany's Finance Minister to Go Instead

"20 years from now our kids will ask us why we let it happen and didn't remove this bunch of corrupted technocrats. #Schaublexit"

Journalist Asteris Masouras Hopes Solidarity Will Save Greece

In this interview, Global Voices contributor Asteris Masouras analyzes the Greek crisis, its roots and its possible ramifications.

11 July 2015

Journalists Arrested for Covering Cairo Car Bomb Explosion outside the Italian Centre

One man was killed and several journalists were arrested after a car bomb explosion outside the Italian Centre in downtown Cairo today.

How the Cash Crisis in Greece Is Affecting Ordinary People

Greece is more dependent on its cash economy than almost anywhere in Europe. So the bank shutdown there is already negatively impacting thousands of small businesses and their customers.

7 July 2015

Donations Surge for New Crowdfunding Campaign After ‘Greek Bailout’ Falls Short

The 1.9 million euros donated to Greek Bailout Fund on Indiagogo will be refunded because it didn't reach its target. But the campaign's creator isn't done trying to help Greeks.

4 July 2015

CNN's Countdown to Greek Bankruptcy Ignites Enraged Reactions

A provocative countdown to the Greek bankruptcy, inspired by CNN, triggered a storm of reactions in the Greek online community.

3 July 2015

Here's How Russia's New ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Compares to Europe's

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RuNet Echo looks at new Russian legislation that would introduce a "right to be forgotten" online, comparing it to the landmark European Court decision last year.

2 July 2015

Cats and Kittens Flood an Italian Anti-Immigration Politician's Facebook Page

#gattinisusalvini was a virtual flashmob meant to “bring adorable kitten-messengers of love to the walls of those who take life too seriously."

Greece's Great Fight for the Future

Following a surprise midnight announcement last week, Greece and all Europe brace for a referendum that will have profound repercussions for the future of the Eurozone.

30 June 2015

A UK Shoe Shop Employee Crowdfunds More Than a Million Euros to Bail Out Greece (​​UPDATED)

"European ministers flexing their muscles and posturing over whether they can help the Greek people of not. Why don't we the people just sort it instead?"

29 June 2015

Israel Intercepts International Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla

"It is disappointing that the Israeli government chose to continue the absolutely fruitless policy of 'no tolerance', meaning it will continue to enforce an inhumane and illegal collective punishment..."

Thousands Take to Rome's Streets to Echo Pope Francis’ Call for Climate Action

"...all of humanity needs to stand united in addressing the crisis of our times. Climate change is an issue for everyone with a moral conscience.”

26 June 2015

More Europeans Migrate to Latin America Than Vice Versa, Study Finds

In 2012, more than 181,000 Europeans left their countries for Latin America in comparison with the 119,000 Latin Americans who migrated in the opposite direction.

24 June 2015

New Art Project Seeks to Paint the Lives Lost in Palestine

#BeyondWordsGaza seeks to paint the lives lost last summer in Palestine and donate the portraits to the families of the victims.

22 June 2015

Pope Francis’ Call to ‘Hear Both the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor’ Resonates in the Philippines

Environmentalists in the country also called on the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels.

17 June 2015

Australia's Matildas Waltz Into the Women's World Cup Knockout Round

"I can see #AUS going far in this World Cup. They're playing some of their best ball and I love it. "

15 June 2015

Georgian Society Growing Weary of the West

Ex-Soviet Georgia threw its lot in with the West some time ago. But what has it received in return?

13 June 2015

Djibouti: At the Heart of the Fight Against Islamic Extremism in the Horn of Africa

Regional instability is a weight around strategically-located Djibouti's neck. But it is also a key source of income for the impoverished country.

Activists Claim the UK Government Has Sent Deported Pakistani Student Majid Ali to His Death

The recent deportation of a Pakistani student Majid Ali from Scotland sparked a debate among young students who are questioning why deport first and ask questions later?

12 June 2015

Francophone Africa Is the New Land of Opportunity for the French Media Industry

The French media market is stagnant, but some see the African continent as the place to re-boot growth in the sector.

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