With Europe battling a full-fledged economic crisis, its governments hasten to cut costs they consider non-essential or unnecessary. The question is: how do European monarchies fare under this regime? Are the monarchs feeling the crisis?
A few days to hold regional and local elections (22 May), thousands of citizens take the streets “outraged”, demanding a real democracy. We are facing a new form of “participation”, but what is this movement?
In the past 10 days crude oil prices have jumped on average 10% around the world, with West Texas Intermediate up 14% to $98 and Brent up 10% to $112. Libya’s unrest is behind this pattern. The trouble could worsen in key oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia or Oman. Let’s see what different media say about it.
Within the 20 world’s top consumers of liquid milk (2009) there are 14 european countries. In Spain, for instance, the average height of youngsters has increased by 10 cm over the last 20 years, due to a feed improvement, specially thanks to an increase in milk consumption.