Archive for September, 2012

  • States of denial
    September 10, 2012, by Robert Hodgson of The Budapest Times

    Backgrounder: Repatriation and release of jailed Azeri murderer threatens to reignite frozen conflict, raises questions of Hungarian realpolitik Hungary’s government was again in diplomatic hot water this week following the […]

  • Film Review: The Expendables 2
    September 10, 2012, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    So, this is what a film without a screenplay looks like. The Expendables 2 is messy, simpleminded and only gets turned on by its actors self-deprecatingly playing themselves, their self-consciously […]

  • European Bank move could help economy
    September 9, 2012, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    Europe’s central bank made a key announcement Thursday that immediately eased financial pressure on the continent’s troubled economies, lowering interest rates on some of their debts.  But the move is […]

  • Bulgaria’s Cabinet to amend Investment Promotion Act
    September 5, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Cabinet was expected to approve, at a meeting on September 5 2012, changes to the Investment Promotion Act aimed at creating opportunities for increased investment in products and services […]

  • Slovakia will have the highest tax on cigarettes in CEE region
    September 5, 2012, by Jana Liptakova of the Slovak Spectator

    Increasing excise taxes on cigarettes higher and earlier than originally planned is one of several measures by the Robert Fico government aimed at consolidating public finances in Slovakia. This may […]