The Spanish cultural sector has faced a VAT increase of 8% to 21% since 1 September 2012. While the rest of Europe has tried to keep cultural taxes low, Barcelona and Madrid’s biggest theatres have been fighting to prevent the theatrical culture becoming something of a luxury
The crisis gave birth to a flourishing set of neologisms, with one in particular coming out of the French horizon to encapsulate the sense of being unemployed, being inactive and still maintaining a classy way of life. Meet the 'bourgeous unemployed' people of Paris, and their European cousins
As of 18 October, the EU has engaged in talking ‘shop’. Between fighting large-scale unemployment and being in favour of positions created just to reach this goal or promoting the creation of ‘quality’ jobs, there's just one question: who’s going to do what?
When doing their weekly food shop in the local supermarket, financial difficulties mean students don’t even consider buying dairy products, fruit and vegetables, meat, dried products or tinned goods, all part of a balanced diet. However these goods are sold for a token one euro (88p) at the French student solidarity association market in the western French city for the past decade