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Coming up this week on European Journal - the news magazine from Brussels ---
Spain: Families and Foreclosures
Evictions have become a tragic everyday occurrence in Spain. The government has devised a code of conduct to ensure that banks take extreme hardship into consideration in their decisions. Those decisions will be at the banks’ own discretion, however. While the code was a well-meaning gesture on the part of the government, it has been ineffective; every day over 100 families have to move out of their homes because they can no longer keep up with mortgage payments. In many cases, they literally end up on the street. People are now joining forces to combat this phenomenon.
Switzerland: Rescuers in Distress
They want to save lives yet end up the victims of violence themselves. Paramedics in Zurich live dangerously. Now they want to be equipped with knife-proof vests. Paramedics have to put up with a lot: they're abused, spat on beaten up, and sometimes even threatened with knives.
Greece: A New Wind Blowing
The country’s financial situation remains a precarious one. Substantial progress has been made in some areas, however; corrupt officials now face serious consequences for taking bribes. Eager to get involved, a hotel owner and an olive oil supplier applied for European Union funding assigned to the regeneration of poorer regions.
Russia: The Buranovo Grannies
The Buranovo Grannies are a long-standing favorite in Russia. The folk group is made up of six elderly women from a village in the Ural mountains, shaking a leg to a disco beat. The group is to represent Russia at the Eurovision song contest in Baku this year. The women, all over 70 and some past 80, beat other acts hands down in the qualifiers.
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