Last week members of the third strongest and openly neo-Nazi party, the Golden Dawn, destroyed a memorial monument dedicated to a murdered musician, Pavlos Fyssas. They intimidated his family in their house and smashed several bars without any resistance from the security forces.
The Greek youth unemployment rate soared to 61.4 % which means a new record as well.
Good news about figures has also come from Spain. Overall car production in 17 Spanish factories grew by 9% in 2013.
Introduction of the new directive can be dangerous not only because of extending the state’s and EU’s powers onto a new area of people’s activity. It will be harmful for the CSR itself.
But Cameron’s government is also trying to restrict the free movement of labour within the EU, which is one of the main points of the EU.
The proportion of federalists supporting several European decisions has grown from 24% in 2006 to 34% by the end of 2011 – as is revealed by the Republikon Institute’s analysis examining altering attitudes towards the European Union.
However, there are many who think that future challenges can only be faced by further enlargement and deepening of the European unification process.
Can this situation be a kick start for a new Europe? Are we in the middle of a tragedy or at the beginning of an opportunity?
Public Power Corporation has reported last week that many Greek households and corporations are not able to fulfil their obligation to pay their electricity bills.
We should fight for a European Bill of Rights, which is the European Convention on Human Rights, and declare this to be our minimal standards for the democratic society we are constructing in Europe.