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Mixed hope in Portugal

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 12:48   /   Portugal

Lisbon, “Rome” of the Atlantic, of the 7 hills. Internationally considered the capital of Europe during the Midlle Ages and the European capital of the culture during the final years of the 19th century. The portuguese town oozes nostalgia, melancholy, “saudade”. Lisbon tastes of cod drying in the sun, parched by salt that enters the […]

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Troika policy in Portugal: a trilogy of austerity, sorrow and social upheaval

Posted: April 30, 2014 at 19:40   /   Portugal

Three years after Portugal was forced to impose austerity and restructural programmes in exchange for a €78bn bailout package, citizens feel the country’s social system is left in shambles. In an effort to balance the Portuguese budget, the government cut spending to wages, pensions, health care and education. Portugal was the third Eurozone country, after […]

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Fighting youth unemployment with mobility

Posted: April 12, 2014 at 17:00   /   Germany

Youth unemployment remains a pressing issue in Europe, having reached over 23 per cent across the EU in 2014. The European Youth Parliament’s think tank gathered in Berlin for a four-day event last week to discuss how youth unemployment can be combated using mobility measures. By Sofia Gerganova BERLIN – On April 10 the European […]

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