Showing posts with label austerity measures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label austerity measures. Show all posts

Friday, June 8, 2018

IMF agrees to loan up to $50bn for Argentina

IMF agrees to loan up to $50bn for Argentina
The International Monetary Fund has agreed to lend Argentina up to $50bn (£37.2bn) as the country seeks to bolster its struggling economy.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jordanian protests continue despite PM's resignation

Jordanian protests continue
Thousands of Jordanians continued street protests overnight and into the early hours of Tuesday morning, as documented by an epa-efe journalist, despite the prime minister's resignation over a controversial income tax reform bill and other austerity measures.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Tunisie: 778 arrestations depuis le déclenchement des troubles

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Près de 780 personnes ont été arrêtées en Tunisie depuis le déclenchement lundi des troubles sociaux alimentés par des mesures d'austérité, a indiqué le ministère de l'Intérieur vendredi, Amnesty International appelant de son côté les forces de l'ordre à la retenue.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Greece ratifies austerity bill before Eurogroup meeting

Greek parliament on Thursday approved an austerity bill for new pension cuts and tax hikes through 2020, ahead of Monday's Eurogroup meeting in Brussels to continue vital loan payouts and start talks on debt relief.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thousands strike in Greece over proposed austerity cuts

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Athens and Thessaloniki to express anger at new pension and tax-break cuts forced on Greece by its EU-IMF creditors in return for bailout funds.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pledging more austerity, Greece cuts deal with lenders

Promising to cut pensions and give taxpayers fewer breaks, Greece has paved the way for the disbursement of further rescue funds from international lenders and possibly opened the door to reworking its massive debt.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

After turbulent protests, Brazil cleans up littered streets

Brazilian authorities were working Saturday to clear away the remains of barricades, burned-out buses and trash strewn about the streets during a general strike the previous day that saw violent clashes between protesters and police.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Portugal's PM rejects claims there will be second bailout

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Wednesday rejected claims that the country could need a second bailout, insisting his anti-austerity drive is boosting the economy.

Friday, June 3, 2016

121 mln people in EU at risk of poverty or social exclusion: UN expert

Recent austerity policies are hitting the most vulnerable and are undermining economic, social and labour rights within the European Union (EU), a UN independent expert warned on Friday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Portuguese parliament to vote on restoration of 35-hour week

The Portuguese parliament is to vote on the bills submitted by leftist parties on the restoration of the 35-hour week for public servants, after more than two years of a 40-hour week imposed by the previous centre-right coalition government.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Portugal's parliament approves restoration of 4 public holidays

The Portuguese parliament approved Friday the restoration of four public holidays which were suspended by previous central-right coalition government in 2012.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Greece reaches deal with creditors on fresh measures

Greece's government struck on Friday evening a deal with auditors of international lenders in Athens on the next set of measures to unlock a further one billion euro (about 1.1 billion U.S. dollars) bailout installment to the debt laden country in coming weeks.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Greece’s Ruling Party Calls for National Strike Against Austerity Policies

Greece's ruling Syriza party's labor policy department on Wednesday urged the Greeks to take part in a general strike on November 12 against the "anti-people" austerity policies of the government.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Greek parliament okays new austerity reform package bill to unlock bailout loan installment

Greek legislators approved on Saturday an omnibus bill containing a set of prior actions the country pledged to its international creditors in order to unlock the next bailout loan installment in coming weeks.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Portugal centre-right wins re-election

Portugal's governing centre-right coalition has won the country's general election, which was widely seen as a referendum on four years of austerity.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Voter Turnout at Greece Snap Elections Remains Low in Athens

The voter turnout at the snap parliamentary elections in Greece varies by the country's ballot stations, still showing a tendency for low figures, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Sunday.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Portugal should push on with austerity (IMF)

Portugal's economic recovery remains on track, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday in a press release, but the debt-laden country must push on with further austerity after the general elections.

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