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Elections 14-08-2018

Romania to probe alleged police violence at protest

Romania has opened an enquiry into alleged police violence at a mass anti-corruption protest against the leftwing government last week where hundreds were injured, military prosecutors said Monday.
Elections 31-07-2018

Romanian stirs debate with anti-government licence plates

Romanian police on Monday confiscated the number plates and driving licence of a man who registered his car in Sweden with letters featuring an obscene insult to the left-wing ruling party.
Enlargement 14-04-2017

Serbs continue to protest election outcome

Ten days of protests against Serbia's election results continued on 13 April, with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić minimising their importance, and the opposition saying that the political system needs changing. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Central Europe 03-02-2017

Trans-Europe Express: 1989 (Slight return)

Putin couldn’t have scripted it better. Twenty-seven years after the end of communism, Romanians had taken to the streets again, this time, to protest against a democratically elected government in the European Union.
03-02-2017

Romanian government stands ground as thousands protest in anti-graft backlash

Romania's government on Thursday (2 February) rejected calls to withdraw a decree that critics say marks a major retreat on anti-corruption reforms, standing its ground as huge nationwide protests entered a third day.
Euro & Finance 13-12-2016

IMF: Greece doesn’t need more austerity, cuts went too far

Greece does not need more austerity at this time, and in fact spending cuts have gone too far already, two senior International Monetary Fund officials said Monday (12 December).

Naomi Klein criticises protest restrictions at Paris climate talks

French authorities are enforcing “unprecedented restrictions on civil society” at the UN climate change talks in Paris, the author and activist Naomi Klein has said.
Euro & Finance 15-04-2015

Draghi assaulted by protester at ECB meeting

ECB chief Mario Draghi was assaulted by a protester during a presser on Wednesday (15 April). Jumping up on the table in front of him like a karate kid while throwing confetti, the young woman shouted 'ECB dictatorship' with a German accent, before she was wrestled out of the press room by security guards.
Economy & Jobs 19-12-2014

European quarter seized by anti-TTIP protestors

EU leaders finished their summit late last night (18 December), avoiding major protests that have completely blocked the Brussels’s European quarter today (19 December).
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Economy & Jobs 16-05-2014

250 arrested in anti-TTIP protest at European Business Summit

250 protesters were arrested in Brussels on Thursday in the margins of the European Business Summit or EBS, a convention of business and political leaders.
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Europe's East 09-12-2013

Ashton to visit Kyiv amid Ukraine’s anti-government protests

60.000 people, according to the Ukrainian police. Thousands more according to unofficial sources. This bird's eye view of Kyiv's Independence square shows the anti-government rally held in the Ukrainian capital on Sunday, the biggest street protest since the Orange Revolution over 10 years ago.

Oxford students, alumni protest over Shell Earth sciences funding

Students and alumni of Oxford University protested on Thursday (9 May) at the opening of a new lab in its Earth sciences department that is funded with £5.9 million (€7 million) from the Shell oil company.

EU staff strike against Cameron’s ‘petty polemics’ on budget

EU staff members went on strike on Wednesday (21 November) to protest against proposals to axe €80 billion from the EU's proposed budget for the period 2014-2020. The protest was especially targeted at British Prime Minister David Cameron's role in the negotiation, ahead of a special EU summit dedicated to the bloc's long-term budget.
Agrifood 20-09-2012

Ciolo? promotes ties between farmers, consumers in CAP reform

Dacian Ciolo?, EU commissioner responsible for agriculture and rural development, assured environmental groups on Wednesday (19 September) that their voices were being heard as negotiations on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform were entering a decisive stage.
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50000 trade union members protest austerity measures in Brussels

Around 50 thousand trade union members marched across Brussels on Friday to protest against austerity measures. In response to the current financial crisis, the newly formed Belgian government agreed last week to cut public spending by 11 billion euros and to liberalise labour regulations. The new budget for 2012 has been described by trade unions as "unbalanced" and "unfair".