All posts in Europe

  • 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 […]

  • Petr Nečas prime minister of the Czech Republic
    Czech government has plan for Greek collapse
    June 4, 2012, by Andrew Greene of The Prague Post

    As uncertainty continues to grip the outlook for Greece and the future of the eurozone, there is one certainty for financial analysts in the Czech Republic: The domestic economy will […]

  • Slovak prime minister Robert Fico
    Slovak PM targets banks to boost revenue
    June 4, 2012, by Beata Balogova and Jana Liptokova of The Slovak Spectator

    It is now clear that banks inSlovakiawill be asked to make a significant contribution to the government’s effort to boost its revenue and reduce the country’s public finance deficit. The […]

  • Viktor Orbán prime minister of Hungary
    Mail-order democracy in Hungary
    June 4, 2012, by Robert Hodgson of The Budapest Times

    The postal service, in the week ending June 1, began delivering millions of letters in the name of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, asking voters for their opinions on a […]