The Greek parliament has approved the first civil service layoffs in more than a century. The debt-troubled country has to slim down its bloated public sector to receive another tranche of its international bailout.
Since the economic crisis, survival on Manhattan's Upper East Side has become even harder for the poor. Soup kitchens with free meals provide some small relief. But political support for these initiatives is fading.
“So far, I am satisfied here in Germany. I have found several jobs and met a lot of good people. German society is very open and I hope that I get more work as an artist soon.”
The inflation rate in the eurozone continues to drop and almost hit a five year-low in August. At the same time, the jobs crisis isn't easing, adding to pressure on the European Central Bank to do more to spur growth.
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