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Dirty water for 1 in 3 in Italy. EU imposes sanctions

By Ramiro De Rege Fourteen regions are in breach of European laws racking up €500 m per year in EU fines. Yet €3.5 billion of unspent water purification funds remains unspent. The 2’034 year old Acqua Vergine aqueduct inaugurated by Agrippa, son of Roman Emperor Augustus, still fuels the capital’s famous…


Catalan President arrested by Spanish police

By Stefano Guttusu The President of Catalonia, Artur Mas has appeared in court in the Catalan capital, Barcelona under charges for organising an independence vote. Thousands of supporters sang the Catalan anthem and chanted “Down with Spanish justice” outside the court as he faced charges of disobeying a court ban…


Hundreds of Thousands protest against TTIP in Germany

By Sebastian Lange   Video not playing on your mobile device? TRY HERE Europe is currently gripped by protest fever Anti-Government Protests (UK), Anti-Far-Right Protests (EU wide), Pro-Refugee aid (EU wide), Anti-Austerity (EU wide) Protesters from a range of political groups have gathered in central Berlin for a protest against…


The race for a new leader | Conservative Party Conference

By Nasir Khan The Conservative Party Conference was not meant to be a platform for new leadership hopefuls to plug their own ambitions to the party members, but that it exactly what the conference came down to. Theresa May There was a substantial queue to get in, and many missed…


Theresa May and her fight against diversity

By Paul Watts UK Home Secretary’s new immigration plans slammed as racist and against equality and diversity   During the Conservative party conference in Manchester, which has been the focus of so many anti-government protests of late, May announced new proposed laws so far off the right of the scale…


Who’s fighting who in Syria?

By Viktor Larsen   Confused? The situation is far from straight forward, apologies if any arrows have been lost under others. A simplified look at who is supporting, fighting and condemning whom: The West USA is bombing the Syrian Government and Dawla rebles. They are condemning Russia, Lebanon and Iran…


Tensions escalate between Hungary and Croatia

By Thanos Halkias Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, despite being internationally condemned for violations of international law, for his country’s inhumane and violent treatment of refugees as well as for cross border attacks in Serbia has taken a very public podium to lay verbal assault against the Croatian government. Far right Mr….


Catalonia edges closer to independence

By Stefano Guttusu   Pro-independence parties in Spain’s Catalonia region have won an absolute majority in regional elections. The main separatist alliance and a smaller nationalist party won 72 seats in the 135-seat regional parliament. However, the pro-independence parties fell just short of getting 50% of the vote, winning 1.9…