Europe

Germany Cripples Itself With Nuclear Angst

Wednesday, Mar, 16 at 11:33 am,

Germans are buying Geiger counters and the government has shut almost half the nuclear plants as a wave of angst has gripped this risk-averse nation in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. The fear is unwarranted and damaging, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is pandering to it to secure her political future.

Berlin’s Nuclear Policy ‘Cynical and Immoral’

Monday, Mar, 14 at 10:25 am,

Greens leader Claudia Roth has criticized the German government’s response to the nuclear crisis in Japan and says the safety of reactors will be an issue in an important regional election in the state of Baden-Würrtemberg on March 27. “This will politicize the election,” she told SPIEGEL ONLINE

Public pensions shake-up outlined

Thursday, Mar, 10 at 10:48 am,

A major review of public sector pensions recommends people pay higher contributions, work for longer and take home less in retirement.

£50 insult to Britain’s war dead

Tuesday, Mar, 08 at 11:33 am,

Veteran’s fury as poppy burner enjoying a life on benefits gets paltry fine and then mocks our soldiers again As a British citizen, Emdadur Choudhury enjoys benefits including a free council flat and almost £800 a month state handouts and he laughed at the paltry fine he was ordered to pay.

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