European countries should be less beholden to military blocks and the US when considering issues concerning their own national interests, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Swiss RTS TV channel. Putin also talked FIFA scandal and Islamic terrorism.
As the UK is pushing the US case in foreign policy and extreme neoliberal economic policies throughout the EU, the impact of a British withdrawal from the union would be positive for the rest of the Europe, says journalist and broadcaster Neil Clark.
Lawmakers in Athens have backed a second package of measures demanded by the country’s international creditors in order to secure a new bailout program and prevent Greece from being forced out of the eurozone.
Social media’s response to Germany’s hardline approach during the Greece bailout crisis wasn’t long in coming, as Twitter users called for a boycott of German products. A corresponding hashtag has been used more than 32,500 times.
Public workers and pharmacists in Greece have gone on strike and launched a protest against proposed austerity measures set to be debated by parliament on Wednesday. Meanwhile, pensioners are expected to hold a separate demonstration.
As Greece negotiates a potential bailout, Swiss airline Edelweiss is taking extra precautions when flying to the crisis-hit nation. Pilots have been told to carry more than $11,000 to cover costs, as the nation is largely operating on a cash-only basis.