All posts in Perspectives

  • The ‘Sofia’ criteria for the euro zone
    June 19, 2012, by Petar Ganev, IME

    The European Central Bank (ECB) published its Convergence Report (2012), in which it evaluates the progress of the members states that have committed themselves to joining the euro by following […]

  • russian president vladimir putin
    Russia Watch: Putin fails to scare Moscow’s middle class
    June 17, 2012, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    The young protester handing out fake “Go Straight to Jail” tickets just didn’t get it. In advance of Tuesday’s protest demonstrations, President Putin signed into law a bill raising individual […]

  • a fanned-out sheaf of euro notes
    Euro zone crisis expected to dominate G20 Summit
    June 14, 2012, by Kent Klein of VOANews

    Much of President Barack Obama’s attention at next week’s Group of 20 economic summit in Mexico’s Pacific resort of Los Cabos may be focused on trying to help Europe solve its money […]

  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov at the Sofia Forum for the Balkans
    Which compass direction for the Western Balkans?
    June 10, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer and Alex Bivol

    Amid the clamour and cacophony of the European economic crisis and the rapidly-whirling rumour mill about the future of the euro zone, it is hardly surprising that the EU integration […]