Protest activism in Europe has become more visible since the 2008 economic recession. Studies on protest waves across countries have emphasized the increase and spread of unconventionality as a form of political engagement for Europeans responding to the economic crisis. From the Indignados movement in Spain t the Syriza coalition in Greece, new political actors have embraced contentious activism as a source of political support in reaction to the economic situation.
The change in the White House has significant implications for the transatlantic economic relations. Suddenly, the dialogue on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has been replaced by the threat of a trade conflict. President Trump and his economic advisors appear to interpret the American trade deficit as the result of unfair policies implemented by the Europeans, namely the Germans.
The School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University proudly invites staff and students to join Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade trainee trade graduates at a breakfast address featuring Robert Lee.
While demonstrations to exempt sanitary products from the GST were often colourful and original, such as this demonstrator dressed as a tampon, they were ultimately unsuccessful. Canberra, 25 February 2000.