- Italy’s tax payers coughed up an extra €2 billion a month to cover shortfall in state finances in 2012 and 2013
- Number of Dutch people claiming unemployment payments rose from 13,000 in 2012 to 33,000 in 2013. What recovery?
- US report declares that corruption in soon to be EU member Albania is “pervasive in all branches of government”
- Greece’s 1 million jobs lost during the crisis will take 20 years to recover according to a report
- Italian GDP shrank 1.9% in 2013. What recovery?
- Paris develops a new method of dealing with crime, it wipes 16,000 criminal acts from its books to make it seem safer
- Denmark sees the folly of wind farms and blocks any new builds
- Spain demands €45 million from the EU, which it will get, to help with illegal immigrants trying to get in the country
- Russia threatens to cut off the gas tap to the EU
- The EU is looking to fund cultural productions to overcome euro skepticism. Or propaganda as it is also known.
- After meddling with dangerous effect in Ukraine the EU messes in Georgia a country that went to war with Russia in 2008
- EU hands €160 million to Democratic Republic of Congo
- Barosso makes a claim for Europeanisation of defence policy and defence industries
- Sweden’s immigration minister says 9 EU member states receive 90% of all asylum seekers & the southern states are dumping them on the north
- President of Romania’s main financial surveillance institution sent to jail in corruption case
- The EU hands €21 million to Georgia
- EU pays (with your money) Ukraine’s gas bill
- Barosso and the EU offer up €14.5 billion of your money to Ukraine
- The European Commission has said that it is concerned over France’s €2 trillion public debt.
- Italy’s new and unelected Prime Minister says that only a shock treatment can save their economy
- Soon-to-be EU member FYR Macedonia has questionable electoral roll
- In Spain the number of people whose entitlements have run out increased to a record 1.68 million.
- The EU handed €1.2 million to Romania last month
- The IMF says that the EU is too lenient on the Greek banks and it wants more control over them
- Serbian (soon to be EU member) volunteers have joined Russian soldiers in Crimea.
- The EU pays €60 million to Kosovo to manage a power plant
- A record 10,000 bars and restaurants closed in Spain in 2013. What recovery?
- Spanish Interior Minister declares state of emergency over immigration crisis
- EU funded ski slope in Romania opens for business
- The EU’s plan for its very own navy
- EU imposes sanctions on a democratically elected President in Ukraine and cosies up to a vile dictatorship in Cuba