France freezes fuel duty rise in face of widespread protests

The tax hike to encourage a shift towards cleaner transport has been suspended for six months

Bulgaria government resigns after energy price riots

The entire Bulgarian Cabinet is resigning in the wake of huge riots partly sparked by high electricity prices. Violence spread through the East European country after power price rises of 13% last year and more austerity measures linked to the Eurozone crisis. Video footage shows crowds chanting, waving Bulgarian national flags and throwing flares when […]