Europe

06.12.2016

‘Don’t Put Refugees in the Hands of Those Wishing to Turn Them into Scapegoats’

‘Don’t Put Refugees in the Hands of Those Wishing to Turn Them into Scapegoats’

The United Nations refugee agency on 5 December 2016 proposed far-reaching reforms of Europe’s management of refugees, including the asylum system, recalling that scenes of chaos at borders last year led to a breakdown in the public’s trust in the capacity of governments to manage the refugee challenge… »

05.12.2016

Italian referendum: NO to the dictatorship of finance!

Italian referendum: NO to the dictatorship of finance!

What do Brexit, Trump, and “NO” in the Italian referendum have in common? Simple: all three repudiate  omnivorous global finance! The very finance that sadistically destroyed Greece according to the precept “punish one to educate a hundred”. By ravaging Greece beyond all rational limits, financial globocrats have committed the sin of Hubris (arrogance)… »

05.12.2016

Austria rejects the far-right path

Austria rejects the far-right path

Austrian presidential elections: After the third election the more decent candidate, Alexander van der Bellen, finally won. In Austria, the Federal President is directly elected by the people in contrast to other countries. The office of the Federal President is, on the one hand mostly representative, but ultimately the Federal… »

04.12.2016

Berlin job portal specializes in refugees

Berlin job portal specializes in refugees

An innovative new website is bringing migrants and employers together. Can the internet platform Migrant Hire function as a kind of LinkedIn for refugees and help solve German labor shortages in key areas? Ten thousand migrants in regular jobs – that’s the goal set by the team of… »

01.12.2016

Save Shabbir and #StopTheDeal between the EU and Turkey

Save Shabbir and #StopTheDeal between the EU and Turkey

This is more than a man’s story. This is a chance to save a man’s life and end the shameful refugee deal between the EU and Turkey. We need you to make it possible. Shabbir is 40 years old, an electrical engineer by trade. He is married and has two… »

01.12.2016

German NGO illuminates anti-Semitic crimes – with a projector and a wall

German NGO illuminates anti-Semitic crimes – with a projector and a wall

Germany’s Jewish community still faces hate. One NGO, along with several political groups, shed light on the problem across five German cities. DW’s Kathleen Schuster reports from Cologne, the final stop on the tour. It takes about 30 minutes to list off the recent anti-Semitic crimes committed in Germany. That… »

28.11.2016

Refugees in Bavaria: boredom instead of apprenticeships

Refugees in Bavaria: boredom instead of apprenticeships

The Bavarian government is interpreting the new integration laws in its own way. Many refugees have been denied vocational training opportunities and Bavarian businesses are upset about this. Obaid is an eager beaver, but a likeable one. The 18-year-old is a class representative and has A’s in math, German and… »

27.11.2016

Exit polls show Swiss voting against quick nuclear power exit

Exit polls show Swiss voting against quick nuclear power exit

In a referendum, Swiss voters came out against a quick phaseout of nuclear power. The main institutional opponents of the measure were the government and energy companies. Voters have decided against a timetable that would see Switzerland stop using nuclear power by 2029. A projection by public broadcaster SRF showed… »

26.11.2016

Catherine, on her way towards the light

Catherine, on her way towards the light

On the 24th of November, 2016, our dear friend Catherine lost her final battle against her illness and left us for other spaces, other times and other wavelengths. Catherine started to participate in Pressenza by translating articles.  She was a passionate translator, translating from Spanish.  Translators know full well that… »

24.11.2016

Movie night in Berlin: Debt is the money of the rich

Movie night in Berlin: Debt is the money of the rich

In the heart of Neukölln-Berlin, in B-Lage, DiEM25 Berlin presented the film “Who is Saving Whom? – Crisis as a business model at the expense of democracy and social security”. Although the screening room was crowded and crammed with 80 visitors, the mostly young audience attentively watched… »

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