In recent weeks France has faced strikes and protests as the battle has come to their terrain, over a new, sweeping labor law. Among other provisions, the law would weaken workers' protections regarding overtime pay, the length of the work week, and job security.
A new film takes a close look at the first few months under the country's new leader.
The numbers are uncompromising.
Greece has a major debt repayment scheduled for next week.
The EU must and can settle internal deficits and surpluses, as long as these remain within the euro zone. Therefore, a better integration of economic and fiscal policies and a significant increase in economic transfers within the euro zone are needed.
ATHENS, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Greece's stock market closed with heavy losses on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on
ATHENS -- The plan is politically toxic because the fund, though domiciled in Greece, will effectively be managed by the troika. It did not have to be this way. At a turning point in European history, our innovative alternative was thrown into the dustbin.
The amount of debt forgiveness that Greece is able to obtain may be an indicator for how negotiations will go for the world's ecological debts in Paris.
"In the coup d’état the choice of weapon used in order to bring down democracy then was the tanks," said Varoufakis. "Well
By voting "No" with a large margin (61-39 percent), Greek voters demonstrated several important things. First, that they were not easily intimidated. Second, that despite a massive propaganda campaign by what the New York Times described as "the oligarch-dominated news organizations," they were not easily fooled.