Newsbite, 26/01/2015


What’s going on:


Greece:

During yesterday’s Greek National elections, radical left-wing, anti-austerity party Syriza won. The leader of Syriza is called Alexis Tsipras.

With this, Syriza is the first anti-austerity party to take control in a European country. If you can still remember, Greece was in a lot of economic problems, and, since 2010, the EU and the International Monetary Fund have kept Greece floating through a bailout deal of 240 billion euros. This sum is to be paid back through taxes and such.

According to Syriza’s website, Syriza’s main goal is to improve Greece’s economy, and social problems that were caused by economic problems (like unemployment and debts). Syriza is said to want to achieve this goal by “turning it’s back” (not according to Syriza’s website) to the 240 billion euro bailout deal from the EU and the International Monetary Fund.

Why is it important?

Turning their backs on the bailout money, could mean that the EU’s economic stability is threatened.


ISIS

ISIS has published a video showing, what appears to be the dead body of one of the two Japanese hostages. ISIS threatened to kill the Japanese if the government didn’t pay the $200 million ransom ISIS demanded. If the images are real and the second hostage is still alive, then the second Japanese hostage could be used as a bargaining piece.


Germany

17,500 members of the Anti-islamization group PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) have marched through the German city Dresden, demanding the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to stop letting “followers of Allah enter Germany”. The PEGIDA leader has recently resigned after a picture of him posing as Hitler went viral.


Quote of the day

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. -Michelangelo


Recipe idea

One pot caprese.

Caprese-Pasta-by-Diethood

Featured image via: weheartit.

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