A look at a few nations that personify the increasingly troubled European democracy project
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visits Greece and marches with activists to focus world’s attention
It is important for these two key countries to come to an agreement with the EU that would keep the EU together as a whole amidst all the turmoil that the organization has already undergone since the world wars tore the continent apart.
As the EU continues to struggle with numerous crisis that have developed over the past couple of months, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloen announced that some countries could be given leeway over their budgets for the near future to help deal with the influx with migrants.
As the continent struggles to deal with the migration crisis, the Greek debt crisis is still a major issue affecting the EU as lenders start to press reform
Other nations, including the US, should take a lesson from Greece’s precarious circumstances. This situation is not an accident, and the outcome is not likely to be favorable to the people who should matter the most.
There was a full house at Housing Works in New York City on October 8th for Antony Loewenstein’s new book, “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe”, in conversation with author and documentary filmmaker of “Dirty Wars” Jeremy Scahill.
If Europe cannot work together on major issues like economics and immigration then the institution risks going back to what it was before the Cold War when countries were bitterly divided along ideological lines.
Officials from the EU recently said that Greece has met the necessary reforms that it had to make to get money for a third bailout, some of which would go to its financial sector, which has suffered heavily since the economic crisis of 2009
Across the continent artists are using theater to bring the modern economic Greek drama to life