Tag Archives: referendum

Switzerland to vote on banning banks from creating money

Switzerland money currency Swiss

Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether to ban commercial banks from creating money. The Swiss federal government confirmed on Thursday that it would hold the plebiscite, after more than 110,000 people signed a petition calling for the central bank to be given sole power to create money in the …

Read More »

Beppe Grillo wants Italians to vote on leaving the Euro

beppe grillo movimento cinque stelle

Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy’s nascent Five-Star Movement catapulted into power by last week’s Italian elections, is causing a bit of a stir this weekend. Yesterday, Grillo told German weekly news magazine Focus that given the dire straits Italy’s economy is in, if things didn’t change, Italians would want to leave …

Read More »

Egyptian protesters break through barricades outside Morsi’s palace


Protesters have breached barricades outside Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s palace as both supporters and opponents of the president gather throughout Cairo for rival rallies over a disputed draft constitution. The rallies come just before Saturday’s constitutional referendum. Several hundred protesters using makeshift equipment pulled apart concrete and metal barricades, forcing …

Read More »