Archive for June, 2013

  • Czech government faces uphill battle to pass needed reforms
    June 27, 2013, by Christine Kovarikova and Kevin Livingston of The Prague Post

    President Milos Zeman tapped former Finance Minister and economist Jiri Rusnok June 25 as prime minister of a caretaker government, a move that will likely set the stage for early […]

  • Welcome to Moscow’s transit lounge, Mr. Snowden
    June 27, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Uncle Volodya went to Finland this week and told three fairy tales. – Gays have equal rights in Russia. – Russia’s new Foreign Agent law, which is killing Russian non-governmental […]

  • Dice cast over Cyprus LNG plant
    June 27, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The dice has been cast as regards the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant that the Cypriot government has decided to build in the Vassilikos area of the island’s south coast. […]

  • Bulgarian Parliament votes two deputy PMs into Cabinet
    June 27, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    A day after Parliament’s sitting was scrapped over the lack of a quorum, Bulgarian lawmakers finally succeeded in holding a vote on June 27 to invest two new deputy prime […]

  • EU ministers agree on new bank rescue rules
    June 27, 2013, by VOANews

    The European Union finance ministers have agreed to a draft deal establishing who will pay for bank bailouts in the future. The burden of bank rescues, under the new rules, […]

  • Albanian PM concedes election defeat
    June 27, 2013, by VOANews

    Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha has conceded defeat in general elections, ending three days of public silence and easing fears of a rough transition of power. Mr. Berisha conceded defeat […]

  • US supreme court rules on gay marriage restrictions
    June 26, 2013, by VOANews

    In what is seen as a major victory for the gay-rights movement, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the federal government may not restrict the definition of marriage to opposite-sex […]