Tag Archives: Austerity

01Sep/16

Zambia to cut subsidies, in talks with the IMF – presidential spokesman

JOHANNESBURG Aug 30 (Reuters) – Zambia plans to cut subsidies as agreed with the International monetary Fund, with talks on an aid package at an advanced stage, a presidential spokesman said on Tuesday.
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11Oct/15

Unwanted fruits and vegetables are made into meals for thousands in Athens

Greek non-governmental organisations (NGOs) join forces and feed lunch to thousands using more than a ton of “ugly” vegetables and fruits that would have been thrown out.
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06Jul/15

Greece a flashpoint for Europe?

(Reuters Business Report) – Don Quixote: a Spanish literary hero famous for tilting his lance at imaginary foes – like windmills.

Austerity though – that’s seen as a very real enemy.

Many Spaniards in solidarity with ordinary Greeks.
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05Jul/15

European Parliament President doubts Greek banks will reopen, warns of ‘dramatic’ times ahead

European Parliament President Martin Schulz doubts Greek banks will reopen this week, calls for emergency humanitarian aid for Greece and demands the government make meaningful proposals on its debt to stave off ‘dramatic’ times.

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05Jul/15

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum ‘No’

(Reuters Business Report) – There was no mistaking the mood in Athens in front of Parliament Sunday night.

Official figures show a whopping 61 percent of Greeks overwhelmingly rejected the terms of an international financial bailout… overturning opinion polls that had predicted an outcome too close to call.
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20Jun/15

Thousands gather for start of anti-austerity demonstration in central London

Thousands of protesters gather outside the Bank of England in central London to begin an anti-austerity march through the city.

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