Thousands of workers are protesting across the European Union against government austerity measures and rising unemployment. The largest demonstrations have been in Spain.
A moderate left party in Portugal is campaigning for seats in the upcoming European elections. Top candidate Rui Tavares has an ambitious goal: to reconcile the Portuguese with the European project.
Greece's two largest trade unions have started a 24-hour nationwide walkout to once again protest against austerity measures imposed by the government. The general strike has brought public services to a standstill.
There were clashes between police and protesters as thousands of people rallied in the Spanish capital, Madrid. Demonstrators from across the country voiced opposition to austerity measures.
A car bomb has exploded outside Bank of Greece as the euro zone bailout nation prepares to return to the international loans market. The blast caused no injuries after unions staged a general strike against austerities.
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