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Stories about Western Europe

13 July 2015

The Internet Laughs at Spanish President Rajoy's Ignorance About His Country's Debt

Mariano Rajoy's blunders when talking about Spain's foreign debt have made netizens wonder how much he really knows about the reality of the country he governs.

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.

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