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  • Human Rights Watch urges EU to sanction Hungary
    May 16, 2013, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    A leading rights group is calling on the European Union to take steps toward suspending Hungary’s voting rights following much-criticized changes to its Constitution. In a 29-page report issued Thursday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [ ...

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    Safety nets shielded Europe’s poorest from crisis
    May 15, 2013, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    New figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development show that social welfare programs shielded some of the poorest Europeans from the harshest effects of the global financial crisis […]

  • European rights court rules Tymoshenko unlawfully detained
    April 30, 2013, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Europe’s top rights court has ruled that Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko was unlawfully held in detention before being sentenced to jail in 2011. It’s a decision that may weigh […]

  • Despite setbacks, EU leaders upbeat on economic turnaround
    March 16, 2013, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Despite rising protests against austerity, European leaders agreed in Brussels that tough measures to turn around the region’s economy are working.Speaking to reporters in the Belgian capital, EU President Herman […]

  • Without US funds, UNESCO struggling to stay afloat
    October 12, 2012, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Washington’s suspension of dues to UNESCO after Palestine became a formal member last year has left the U.N. agency grappling with a funding crisis, and the United States risks losing […]

  • Thousands of French protest against austerity plans
    October 1, 2012, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Tens of thousands of protesters took to the Paris streets Sunday in the latest bout of European anger over tough austerity plans. The atmosphere was almost festive, as vendors grilled […]

  • Germany’s credit warning underscores euro zone problems
    July 25, 2012, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Stock markets and the euro currency dipped Tuesday after the international financial-rating agency Moody’s lowered its credit outlook for Europe’s strongest economy, Germany.  New jitters are also surfacing over two […]

  • Iran braces for EU embargo
    July 2, 2012, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European Union sanctions against imports of Iranian oil went into effect Sunday. The sanctions are part of a growing arsenal of measures aimed at deterring Iran’s nuclear program. But will […]

  • OECD warns that euro zone crisis is hurting immigration
    June 28, 2012, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD,  reports Europe’s economic crisis is taking a toll on immigration, cutting the numbers of migrants and pushing many into the ranks […]

  • European finance ministers meet on eurozone crisis
    June 22, 2012, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European finance ministers are discussing how to tackle Europe’s sovereign debt and banking crisis during a two-day meeting in Luxembourg. The talks begin a series of critical economic meetings. The […]