All posts in Europe

  • Hungary: Angry backlash against Roma
    July 30, 2012, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

    Hundreds of people attended the burial of Kata Bándy in Szekszárd on Monday as more gathered in Pécs, some to condemn “Gypsy crime” and others to condemn anti-Roma racism. Bándy, […]

  • Romanian president Basescu survives impeachment vote
    July 30, 2012, by VOANews

    Romanian President Traian Basescu has survived a referendum on his impeachment, after an insufficient number of voters turned out to cast ballots. Election officials say the voter turnout Sunday was […]

  • EU to probe state aid to five Greek banks
    July 27, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Commission said on July 27 that it has temporarily approved state aid for five Greek banks, but would launch in-depth investigations “to assess whether the measure is in […]

  • Another travel firm files for insolvency
    July 27, 2012, by The Warsaw Voice

    Travel agent Blue Rays Thursday filed for insolvency, the latest in a string of Polish travel firms to run into trouble during the busy vacation season. Over 400 people who […]

  • New fee adds to comfort: Wizz Air
    July 27, 2012, by The Budapest Times

    Travellers with Wizz Air can expect another fee as the airline prepares to trial run a cabin baggage fee on 1 August, the Hungarian-Ukrainian airline announced this week. With the […]

  • Czech teens top list of underage drinkers
    July 27, 2012, by Jonathan Crane of The Prague Post

    Ask why they are drinking alcohol, and you get a range of answers. “It’s fun and an opportunity to make friends,” says František, 16, as he downs a bottle of […]