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Neoliberal Occupation: How the IMF and the European Central Bank Are Strangling the Greek Economy

Ari Paul alternet.org The troika–the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank–is using its leverage to arrange Greece’s debt-ridden economy as it sees fit. With Greek workers bracing themselves for more announcements of privatization of public services and industries, … Continue reading

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No risk with GMO food, says EU chief scientific advisor

Jeremy Fleming euractive.com EXCLUSIVE: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are no riskier than their conventionally farmed equivalents, the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisor Anne Glover has told EurActiv in an exclusive interview, calling for countries impeding GMO use to be put … Continue reading

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Brussels plans European banking union from 2013

BBC News A single regulator to oversee banks across all 27 European Union states could be in place as early as 2013 according to the European Commission. A controversial new bank bailout fund financed by a tax on financial institutions … Continue reading

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EU opens legal action against Hungary over new laws

Source: BBC News The European Commission – the EU’s executive arm – has opened legal proceedings against Hungary over reforms to its central bank, data protection and judiciary. PM Viktor Orban was given a month to respond to the Commission’s … Continue reading

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EU’s Prodi Admits Leaders Knew Euro Would Cause Ruin but Hoped Political Union Would Follow

Daily Bell The Flowers that Launched the Euro … To mark the anniversary of the arrival of the euro in the form of notes and coins, euronews spoke with Romano Prodi, who in 2002 was President of the European Commission … Continue reading

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Barroso to China: EU is not falling apart

Andrew Rettman EUObserver BRUSSELS – European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has told the Chinese public that the EU is going to become a fully-fledged “political union” after the financial crisis. Speaking to TV cameras after a meeting with Chinese … Continue reading

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EU at risk of teacher shortage

Nikolaj Nielsen EU Observer EU countries are beginning to note shortages of specialised teachers in a problem that looks set to get worse, the European Commission has warned. The commission study – out Friday (10 February) – noted that a … Continue reading

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Danes want biotech firms, EU govts to agree GM crop bans

Source: Reuters Biotech companies should agree not to market genetically modified (GM) crops in member states wishing to ban their cultivation before seeking EU approval for their products, a draft Danish proposal shows. The compromise is designed to break a … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment exceeds 30 percent in eight member states

Source: EU Observer Youth unemployment rates surpass 30 percent in Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain, the European Commission said on Tuesday (31 January). Eurostat figures show that in December 2011, the youth unemployment rate was 22.1 … Continue reading

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Merkel’s Chilling Vision of a Post-democratic Europe

Rory Fitzgerald Huffington Post The light of democracy is being extinguished across the continent in which it was born. An unaccountable European elite is ignoring the basic principles of democracy and betraying the founding vision of the EU. This week, … Continue reading

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