Can people who reside there please explain what is happening? I have been trying to read and educate myself on it. what are your thoughts on the austerity controversy and Antonio Costa's left wing alliance that seems set to take over? Is this a good or a bad thing and why? I want this to be a open forum educated debate. I promise I won't troll and am not intending to cause any controversy. I did study an economics class before but it was long ago and am trying to learn more about this issue.