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Youth Protest - Austria Leftists protest police crackdown on youngsters in Vienna

The police crackdown on youths at Karlsplatz in Vienna for defying COVID-19 restrictions has evoked widespread outrage across Austria

Students Protest-Netherlands Student groups in Netherlands seek abolition of loan system

Student and youth groups in the Netherlands have demanded the government to abolish the current system of student loans that has indebted a generation of students. They have demanded a basic grant or a comparable form of universal basic financing

Environment Day-Europe On World Environment Day, European Left calls for a Green New Deal

Progressive sections across Europe organized various online and offline events to mark this year’s World Environment Day under the theme of ‘restoring ecosystems’

Greek workers intensify protests against labor bill

Ahead of the introduction of an anti-worker labor law in the Greek parliament by the New Democracy-led government, trade unions organized yet another major protest

US spied on its close allies in Europe including Germany and France with the help of Danish secret service

A detailed report on Denmark’s role in the American project to spy on its close allies was published in several European media on Sunday confirming the revelation made by whistle blower Edward Snowden’s in 2013

Massive demonstration in Ljubljana demands resignation of Slovenian government and fresh elections

The protesters have alleged that space for dialogue with the government has shrunk and that the fundamental rights of the citizens, freedom of the press and judiciary are under threat

Cyprus Elections Conservatives maintain lead in Cyprus parliamentary elections

In the elections held to the House of Representatives in the Republic of Cyprus, the incumbent Democratic Rally (DISY) and the communist Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) maintained their first and second positions

Polisario Front chief leaves Spain after top court rejects pleas for his arrest

The Polisario Front, which is fighting for independence of Western Sahara from Morocco, claimed that allegations of war crimes against chief Brahim Ghali are Morocco’s attempts to discredit the movement

Pensioners Protest-Spain Pensioners in Spain mobilize in defense of social security

Pensioners and other working class sections protested the privatization of pensions and proposed cuts in social security. The State Coordinator for the Defense of the Public Pension System (COESPE) also demanded an independent audit of the social security funds

Greek communists organize mobilizations against anti-worker labor law

The Greek government has proposed a bill that introduces several anti-worker measures, including increasing work timings in the country from eight hours to 10 hours per day, making Sunday a working day, restricting union activities and curtailing the right to strike

Mapping Faultlines: Battles over airspace, geopolitics in Belarus

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent incident in Belarus where a plane carrying dissident and anti-government activist Roman Protasevich was made to land and he was detained

Austrian Students Union elections Social-democrats takes lead in Austrian students union elections 

The turnout for these Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) elections was just 15.79% due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disenchantment of the students with the insensitive policies of the government with the complicity of the previous ÖH leadership

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