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  • Tattooed artist launches a bid for Czech presidency
    August 17, 2012, by Marketa Hulpachova of The Prague Post

    In 2013, Czechs will choose their first directly elected president in light of a new law that does away with the previous system of a Parliament-elected head of state. While […]

  • Communist symbol ban spreads among Russia’s neighbors
    August 16, 2012, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    In Lviv, Western Ukraine nationalists fought last year to block communists from bringing red flags to the city’s World War II Hill of Glory. This year, Lviv banned all public […]

  • Bulgaria’s economy grows by 0.2% in Q2
    August 14, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s economy grew by 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of the year, a flash estimate by the European Union’s statistics bureau Eurostat showed on August 14. The flash […]

  • Hungary commentary: Orbán’s ill wind could blow his house down
    August 10, 2012, by Benjamin Tallis of The Prague Post

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s recent remarks, welcoming an “Eastern Wind” that can blow in a mix of economic dynamism and authoritarian politics from places like China and Kazakhstan are […]

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    Greek jobless rate hits record 23%
    August 9, 2012, by VOANews

    Greece says its jobless rate hit 23 per cent in May, an all-time high for the debt-ridden country. The newest figure — up from just under 17 per cent a […]

  • Standard and Poor’s affirms Poland’s rating
    August 9, 2012, by The Warsaw Voice

    Standard & Poor’s ratings agency has affirmed Poland’s foreign currency rating at A-/A-2′ , while maintained the country’s local currency sovereign credit ratings at A/A-1, the agency said in a […]