All posts in Europe

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • European Central Bank may buy bonds
    September 4, 2012, by VOANews

    The European Central Bank could act this week to buy the bonds of debt-plagued governments in the 17-nation euro currency zone to ease their borrowing costs. Bank president Mario Draghi […]

  • Hungarian government seeks refund of Jewish reparations
    September 4, 2012, by The Budapest Times

    The Hungarian government is calling for the refund of millions of dollars paid out to the US-based Claims Conference to settle Hungarian Holocaust survivors’ demands for reparations, the Ministry of […]