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UK: Food Banks See ‘Shocking’ Rise in Number of Users

A food bank charity says it has handed out 913,000 food parcels in the last year, up from 347,000 the year before. The Trussell Trust said a third were given to repeat visitors but that there was a “shocking” 51% rise in clients to established food banks. It said benefit payment delays were the main […]

The far right National Front (FN) party are making footholds across France with voters saying the economic recession has prompted them to switch over to more extreme parties in advance of the nationwide local elections. “We’re dying here!” In Beziers and Perpignan the phrase has become something of a refrain of late, a shorthand way […]

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Like in the case of the global financial crisis of 2008, irresponsibility will be the downfall of Kenya’s economy. Kenyans watched in 2008 as the world’s most advanced economies were brought to their knees by a quick series of events. The domino effect of what started in the US mortgage sector ended in a catastrophic […]

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Eurofound report says it’s not just people finishing education who struggle to live independently, but those in their 30s too. Almost half of Europe’s young adults are living with their parents, new data suggests – a record level of dependency that has sobering social and demographic implications for the continent. One of the most comprehensive […]

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On a sweltering August day in 2012, the mayor of a tiny Spanish town, fed up with the country’s economic conditions, did something drastic. It was the height of the economic crisis and most Spanish politicians were away on summer vacation. With dozens of supporters, Mayor Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo of Marinaleda marched into the […]

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