All posts in Europe

  • Freedom House: Hungary, Ukraine in democratic decline
    June 6, 2012, by VOANews

    A U.S.-based non-governmental organization advocating for democracy and human rights says Hungary and Ukraine are at the forefront of an antidemocratic trend in Central and Eastern Europe. In a report […]

  • S&P rates Greek euro zone exit odds at one-in-three
    June 5, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Credit ratings agency Standard&Poor’s has described the odds that Greece will exit the euro zone following the June 17 parliamentary elections as “at least a one-in-three chance”. “This could be […]

  • Greeks divided as election stalemate looms again
    June 5, 2012, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    The final day of polling before the repeat election in Greece on June 17 showed the two main contenders neck and neck. The economic crisis has divided Greeks, who appear […]

  • EP committees ring death knell for ACTA in Europe
    June 4, 2012, by Alex Bivol

    Three European Parliament committees voted against the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty Agreement (ACTA) on May 31, only a day after Dutch parliament soundly rejected the treaty. Dutch MPs not only shot down […]

  • Serbian presidential election poster for Tomislav Nikolic
    Stormy start for Serbia’s Nikolić
    June 4, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    The violence in northern Kosovo around a barricade-clearing operation conducted as Serbia’s new president Tomislav Nikolić was sworn in was a “baptism of fire” for him,Belgrade political scientist Predrag Simić […]

  • Nikola Gruevski, prime minister of former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, FYROM
    The Macedonia muddle
    June 4, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Ahead of the May 2012 Nato summit in Chicago, Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski sent from Skopje a plea for the alliance to include on its agenda an invitation for […]