Posts Tagged ‘Crisis’
 

 
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Immigrants Are People Too, With Stories: Here’s Mine.

There is something startling in how little the British seem to know about their history. The same holds true for the majority of Europeans. I arrived in the UK aged 13 from Portugal in 2004. My father had been in England for 1...
by Davide Castro
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The Forgotten Half of Cyprus

During the past few weeks of financial turmoil, the small Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been in the spotlight of the international media. But what few reporters seem to remember is that this is an island divided in two. Th...
by Boel Marcks von Würtemberg
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Over-Capacity, or what does the closing of Ford Genk teach us about Europe?

On Wednesday October 24th, the employees of the Ford factory in Genk, Belgium were given the news that the factory will be closed, and all employees will have to find another job by 2014. This obviously directly affects the 4.2...
by Gilles Pittoors
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‘Things Fall Apart’

My maternal grandmother has been an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) since 1997, immediately after the December elections and the subsequent ethnic clashes that ensued. My maternal grandfather and his second family followed th...
by Ruth Nyambura
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The success and failure of the euro and the Greek drama

“The euro is much more than just a currency, it is a symbol of European integration in every sense of the word” Wim Duisenberg – former chief of the European Central Bank, 30th August 2001.
by George Konstantinidis
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