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26.09.2016 Prensa Latina

Bolivia’s External Debt is Only 19 percent of GDP

Bolivia’s External Debt is Only 19 percent of GDP

La Paz, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) At the end of last July the balance of the Bolivian public debt medium- and long-term reached six thousand 811 million dollars, which represents only 19 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP ). This percentage is below the limits set by international bodies… »

18.09.2016 acTVism Munich

VIDEO: Stop TTIP and CETA – Demonstrations in Germany

VIDEO: Stop TTIP and CETA – Demonstrations in Germany

Video and picture report On the 17th of September 2016, a coalition of 33 activist networks organized nationwide demonstrations across Germany under the banner “STOP CETA & TTIP” that were aimed against so called transnational free trade agreements such as TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and CETA (Comprehensive… »

12.09.2016 IDN InDepthNews

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

Viewpoint by Nelsy Lizarazo, for InDepthNews. I visited to San Pablo 15 years ago and it was clearly the poorest neighbourhood of Portoviejo, the regional capital of Manabí Province. Then, there was no drinking water. Families could not even imagine the possibility of free basic education for all, and secondary… »

10.09.2016 Prensa Latina

British Minister criticizes business apathy over Brexit

British Minister criticizes business apathy over Brexit

London, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) British businessmen have become ”fat and lazy”, more worried in playing golf than in profiting from the advantages after the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, declared today a local minister.   Liam Fox, Minister of Foreign Trade said,… »

04.09.2016 Deutsche Welle

‘Blockupy’ protesters descend on Berlin

‘Blockupy’ protesters descend on Berlin

“Blockupy” is back, demonstrating against austerity, consumerism, and the plight of refugees in Germany. Supporters could be seen all over Berlin demanding a more egalitarian approach to integration and economic policy. Anti-capitalism protesters of the “Blockupy” movement took to the streets of Berlin on Friday to protest the policies of… »

31.08.2016 Deutsche Welle

NGOs launch massive lawsuit against EU-Canada trade deal

NGOs launch massive lawsuit against EU-Canada trade deal

German activists have launched the country’s largest-ever civil lawsuit in protest of a planned free trade agreement between the EU and Canada. They argue the trade pact violates the constitution and the rule of law. A group of German NGOs filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday, asking… »

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