Some years ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a multicultural society is an illusion, but she is doing everything to bring about this multicultural society, which is why I can’t believe her, says Hansjorg Mueller of the Alternative for Germany party.
Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front is leading in the first round of regional elections, beating all parties in six out of 13 regions and garnering 28 percent of the national vote, according to Interior Ministry estimates.
More than 15,000 people took to the streets of Athens as unions called a general strike to protest pension cuts agreed to as part of an €86-billion bailout deal accepted by the country’s left-wing government this summer.
Greeks no longer believe that any of the big parties have an alternative solution to the debt crisis, said filmmaker Aris Chatzistefanou, commenting on the parliamentary election, where pro-austerity parties, including Syriza took control.
Finnish trade unions have launched a national one-day strike protesting against austerity measures. Some 30,000 people have taken to the streets of Helsinki rallying against the government’s plans to aid the economy at the expense of workers.