News links for 22 April 2013
Neo-Nazis and Right-Wing Extremists Gaining Support in Greece - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Nowhere else in Europe are neo-Nazis and right-wing extremists profiting as greatly from the financial crisis as in Athens. As they terrorize the country with violence, the police stand back and prosecutors are powerless."
Fitch downgrades UK to AA+: the full statement - Telegraph
"Fitch has stripped Britain of its top triple-A rating, moving it down one notch to "AA+" as a weaker economic outlook continues to push up the country's debt. Here is Fitch's statement."
Global Insight: Austerians stand their ground over deficit - FT.com
"Addressing an influential audience over lunch in the IMF buildings on Wednesday, Professor Robert Barro of Harvard University, a life-long critic ...
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