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Spain to Push EU to Recognize Independent Palestinian State

    Spain to Push EU to Recognize Independent Palestinian State

Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell said Thursday that the Spanish government will promote a motion in the European Parliament to recognize Palestine as an independent state. If the move fails, the Pedro Sánchez-led government will consider a Spain-only recognition. Left-wing parties in Spain are reportedly pressuring Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez to recognize the Palestinian…

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Eight Years After EU-IMF Bailout, Greece Sees Poverty, Suffering, and Want

    Eight Years After EU-IMF Bailout, Greece Sees Poverty, Suffering, and Want

ATHENS – It is a tale of two realities. Later this week, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will give his annual speech to the nation – Greece’s equivalent of the State of the Union address — at the 83rd Thessaloniki Trade Fair. Fresh off of a recent reshuffle of his cabinet, the main theme of…

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As Trump Takes His Sanctions Battle to Europe, Who Is More “Isolated”: Iran or US?

    As Trump Takes His Sanctions Battle to Europe, Who Is More “Isolated”: Iran or US?

BRUSSELS – The U.S. has made good on its threats to reimpose sanctions on Iran following Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the six-party nuclear deal. The new package of restrictions on the Iranian economy came despite widespread friction between Washington and its transatlantic allies who sought to do business with Iran. The sanctions were accompanied by…

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Mark Zuckerberg Makes a Sudden 180 on Privacy—Is It for Real?

    Mark Zuckerberg Makes a Sudden 180 on Privacy—Is It for Real?

The backlash against high-tech’s privacy-invading business model is growing—but one hard-hit Silicon Valley institution, Facebook, announced a potentially far-reaching reform late on Wednesday. Over a 24-hour period, it appears that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went from endorsing, “in spirit,” soon-to-take-effect European Union privacy rules, to committing that Facebook will implement the EU rules across its global…

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Sunday’s Athens Rally a Moment of Truth for Greeks under Thumb of EU-Imposed Austerity

  Sunday’s Athens Rally a Moment of Truth for Greeks under Thumb of EU-Imposed Austerity

ATHENS, GREECE (Analysis) – Hundreds of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, on Sunday, January 21, in a mass rally opposing a compromise on the part of the Greek government regarding the Macedonia name dispute with Greece’s northern neighbor, temporarily recognized by the United Nations as the “Former Yugoslav Republic…

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EU, IMF Impose Most Anti-Union Legislation In Europe on Greece

  EU, IMF Impose Most Anti-Union Legislation In Europe on Greece

Under instructions from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Greek government pushed through the most anti-union legislation in Europe on Monday 15 January. The move was demanded, along with other draconian measures, as a condition of the latest tranche of what is called Greece’s bailout but which in…

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Montenegro is forced to become the member of EU and NATO

  Montenegro is forced to become the member of EU and NATO

Montenegro is invited to become 29th member of NATO. The Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg  like typical play-actor promised

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