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North Africa: A year after the revolutions

North Africa: A year after the revolutions

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 in Politics

2011 saw the beginning of the overthrow of dictatorships in North Africa. It all started in Tunisia where, largely due to the use of social media, huge protests and international condemnation of the Tunisian authorities caused Ben Ali to step down as leader.

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The Greece bailout: is that the end of the Euro troubles?

The Greece bailout: is that the end of the Euro troubles?

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 in Politics

Greece for some time now has been living above its means. Furthermore, after the euro was adopted as its currency, the nation’s public spending skyrocketed. To illustrate, public sector wages, increased by half (50%) from 1999 to 2007: this was way quicker than in other euro area member states.

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The Role of the European Union

The Role of the European Union

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 in Politics

The continent of Europe was in a rather dreadful state during the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. The economies of most nations were crippled by the costs of rebuilding the towns and cities that had been ravaged during the hostilities.

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2012: A big year in politics

2012: A big year in politics

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 in Politics

This has truly been an important year for world politics and it is far from over yet. We have seen the public have their say on how they feel their politicians have done through some very important elections in France and the Netherlands, and we will be glued to the screens come early November to see who wins the US presidential elections.

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