Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thousands Strike In Britain As EU Debt Crisis Festers

NPR Staff and Wires

Thousands of British teachers and civil servants walked off the job for a day Thursday in the latest in a series of protests sweeping Europe over the imposition of tough austerity measures aimed at controlling debt and spending.

The U.K. demonstrations unfolded as Greece passed a second and final austerity bill and debt-saddled Italy and Portugal announced austerity measures of their own. The financial straits have led to a crisis of confidence and gloomy debates over whether the European Union even has a long-term future.

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1 comment:

  1. Like anyone cares what the people think?


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