Page1. Report reveals escalating poverty across EU – the mirage of Social Europe Caritas Europa, has just published a report: Poverty and Inequalities on the Rise –Just social systems needed as the solution!
P1. Ukraine, the EU and Russia
P3. The poor Germans! An unbelievable total of twelve million people in Germany are classed as poor, according to a study by a German welfare association.
P4. Greece baiting seems to have become the favorite sport of the political and media elite
P6. TTIP points to the demise of the public health service. A key part of the TTIP is ‘harmonisation’ between EU and US regulation, especially for regulation in the process of being formulated.
P8. Government prepared for the collapse of euro zone
P8. A lackluster defence of public services
P9. Plain packaging. There’s a big difference between the threatened tobacco plain packaging legal case and what a similar case might look like under TTIP!
P10. Another EU con job
P12. Giscard: ‘Greece should leave the euro.’ Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, author of the EU Constitution/Lisbon Treaty, has said that abandoning the single currency would be the best way for Greece to solve its debt crisis.
P12. Ireland continues to suffer from Common Fisheries Policy
P13. TTIP; education and for-profit colleges. Proposals to make education a ‘traded’ commodity could cost the Irish taxpayer millions, by allowing investors in ‘for-profit’ colleges to sue the government for loss of profit as a result of state investment in public education.