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· October, 2014

Stories about Western Europe from October, 2014

What is Your Carbon Footprint?

Today it is becoming increasingly common to hear about climate change, a topic everybody talks about but are rarely aware of its real impact. We've heard many times that we are...

Hooligans Crash LGBT Community Celebration in Macedonia

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) was among the very few media to report about an attack on the second anniversary celebration of the center for support of the LGBT community...

A Mouse Amidst the Mist

First thing in the morning, amidst the mist that populates the waves in the township of Guetaría, a typical fishing village in the shores of Guipuzkoa (Basque Country), we can...

World Forum for Democracy Will Discuss “Youth and Democracy” in Strasbourg, France

The third edition of the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy will kick off next week in Strasbourg, France.  The topic of the debates organized this year from Nov. 3 – 5 at the...

GV Face: Asylum Seekers Are Fleeing Conflict to Face Brutal Politics in Europe and Australia

According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.

False Ebola Alarm Provides Convenient Distraction for Macedonia From Unflattering EU Report

The arrest of 14 judges and an over-dramatized possible case of Ebola took over Macedonian media in October, overshadowing news of a damning EU progress report on the country.

It's Blog Action Day: Let's Talk About Inequality

Global Voices is an official partner for the event, which tackles the issue of inequality this year.

Chinese Outbound Foreign Direct Investment in Europe

This five-minute video created by ESADE business school shows where Chinese capital is invested in Europe and examines the various motivations Chinese companies have for investing overseas (via the China...

Will the Right to Be Forgotten Inspire Repressive Regimes to Expand Internet Censorship?

“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.

UK Court Revokes Immunity of Bahraini Prince Accused of Torture

Bahrain's Prince Nasser Bin Hamad AlKhalifa, who often travels to Europe for equestrian competitions, was the target of a recent Twitter campaign #torturePrince.

France Continues to Attract Investors, but Its Public Debt Worries Economists

France's public debt is set to rise by more than 70 billion euros next year, yet France is currently borrowing at historically low rates.

It's a Great Time for Student Housing Across France, Except in Paris

The problem of student rents has not improved in Paris. In fact, unlike the rest of the country, it's become even worse.

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