Thursday, October 11, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/11/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/11/2012Reports have appeared in the Greek media saying that the Troika (The EU, the ECB, and the IMF) are pressuring Greece to evacuate some its smaller islands that have sparse populations and relocate the inhabitants to larger islands or the mainland, in order to cut costs. The Greek government, however, is denying that these stories are true.

Meanwhile, the Portuguese government has approved a tough budget for 2013, imposing even more draconian austerity measures to meet the requirements of the IMF and the EU in exchange for Portugal’s most recent bailout.

In other news, the head of security for the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen was killed in what was reportedly an attack by Al Qaeda.

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