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EU Translators Go Crazy

Secretary General of the European Parliament Kluass Welle is instructing parliament members to slow down while they speak and to talk in their mother tongues, EU Observer reports. MEPs must do so to prevent interpreters from going crazy, Welle said.

By |February 8th, 2016|Europe, European Union, News in Brief|

Refugee Rapes 10-Year-Old Boy in Austria

A 20-year-old Iraqi migrant raped a 10-year-old boy in the bathroom of a Vienna swimming pool. When questioned by Austrian police, the Iraqi man said it was a "sexual emergency," The Telegraph reports. The migrant said he had not had sex in four months, and he "followed his desires." He also told investigators that he

By |February 8th, 2016|Europe, European Union, News, Violence|

Merkel Approval Drops

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's job approval fell from 58 percent to 46 percent in the monthly "Deutschlandtrend" polls commissioned by public broadcaster ARD, Deutsche Welle reports. Also, 81 percent of those polled said the German government does not have the refugee situation under control.

By |February 4th, 2016|Europe, European Union, Germany, News in Brief|

Masked Gang Takes Aim At Migrants in Sweden

A gang of up to 100 masked men dressed in black attacked migrants in central Stockholm Friday evening, the BBC reports. Witnesses said the men physically attacked people thought to be foreigners. One man punched an officer in the face and was arrested, according to a statement released by Swedish police. The Swedish Aftonbladet newspaper reported

By |January 31st, 2016|Europe, European Union, News, Sweden, Violence|

Covering Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Relive the 2015 edition of the European refugee crisis in a series of video reports from the Balkans and beyond. More than 1 million asylum seekers arrived in Europe in 2015, the majority of whom beached in Greece and traveled across the Western Balkans to reach more prosperous European Union states. Interviews with asylum seekers from

From Africa, the Middle East and Beyond to the Macedonian Border

Refugees, or economic migrants, have poured into Europe from all over Africa and as far east as Bangladesh. Many are now stuck in no man's land at the Greek-Macedonian border. Josh Friedman reports.  

Greece’s Odious Odyssey

Greece's Odyssey The saga of the financial trouble in Greece continues. Something that some would have expected to end much sooner, like the journey of Odysseus. To cross from Troy to Greece ought to be a short and straightforward journey. For some reason this was not so. Again, much like the journey of Odysseus, which

Freeman Cast Paris, Prague, and Greeced but Whole

Hi there,   Check out our latest episode. We cover the city of lights that is Paris, the quaint Czech capital that is Prague, and the terrifying Greek Crisis.

Greek banks could confiscate customers’ money

Greek banks are preparing a contingency plan in which they would confiscate at least 30 percent of deposits above €8,000, Financial Times reports. The process of distressed banks raiding deposits is called a "bail-in." In 2013, a bail-in took place in Cyprus, during which funds were seized from uninsured deposits of more than €100,000. If a

By |July 4th, 2015|Europe, European Union, Greece, Josh Friedman, Money, News|

Farage Withdraws UKIP Resignation to Remain as Party Leader

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