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.
Hundreds of farmers from all over France have driven their tractors to Paris protesting against what they see as unfair pricing. They are seeking tax breaks and EU action to raise farm products’ prices in Europe.
The EU is spending millions of euro on political propaganda as mistrust among its citizens has grown, said Robert Oulds, chair of the Euroskeptic Bruges Group think tank. Many people see the EU as encumbrance in terms of their economic and democratic lives, he added.
Regimes may come and go, but government debt lasts forever - unless there is a default. However, Ukraine's debt does not belong to the Ukrainian people, says Jeffrey Albert Tucker from the Foundation for Economic Education.