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Slovenian Government Falls

Slovenia’s government failed to secure a confidence vote in parliament, which could trigger the country’s first early elections since its independence in 1991. Prime Minister Borut Pahor’s Social Democrats lost in the 90-seat assembly on Sept. 20 with 36 votes for and 51 against. The government party faced the motion after it lost the majority […]

Slovakia Says No to Greece

The Slovak parliament voted to withhold its contribution to the eurozone’s bailout fund for Greece. In a landslide 69-1 vote, with 14 abstentions, the  parliament refused to lend €816 million, Bloomberg reports. “[The decision] is based on values,” Prime Minister Iveta Radicova of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union Party (SDKÚ-DS) said to the Financial […]

Bulgaria: Presidential Race

Bulgaria’s presidential vote, to be held on Oct. 23, will decide a successor to Georgi Parvanov whose constitutional two terms as head of state are coming to an end. The main players in the presidential race are expected to be the ruling party’s (GERB) candidate Rossen Plevneliev, and Ivaylo Kalfin of the Bulgarian Socialist Party […]

From the Editor: The Public Trust

In Europe, the Monetary Union may be unravelling as Greece teeters on the edge of bankruptcy and others may follow; Vladimir Putin has announced his return to the Russia Presidency; French Socialists have regained a majority in the Senate for the first time in 50 years. In the Middle East, the upheavals of the Arab […]

Taxing the Rich

Taxing the Rich

The Rich Speak, Sept. 25 by Christine Imlinger, Helene Sorgner, and Jakob Zirm    Master of the Woods: Esterházy-nephew Stefan Ottrubay can imagine paying a wealth tax, but only under certain conditions..  “Stefan Ottrubay manages one of Austria’s biggest fortunes. As the nephew of Melinda Esterházy, he belongs to the family that owns 110,000 acres of […]

On Utopia’s Doorstep

On Utopia’s Doorstep

“We have developed a new form of living here,” the wiry speaker in a trim, dark grey suit announces to a languid crowd of mainly students, dotted around the open plan kitchen-living room on monochrome IKEA furniture. What sounds like the inauguration of an ashram refers to a new communal living project built by the […]

Bosnia: Free Travel at Risk

The European Commission is considering cancelling Bosnia and Herzegovina’s right to visa-free travel in the EU, Bosnian daily Dnevni Avaz claimed on Sept. 22. According to a leaked communiqué from  advisor Muaz Dedajlic at the Bosnian Mission in Brussels, the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs urged authorities in Sarajevo to address […]

Too Hot for Comfort

As insecurity reigns on global financial markets, and debt crises grip Europe and the United States, the Swiss franc (CHF) has become a lifeboat for investors looking for sound bonds. But as currency traders swim to safety, they are kicking off waves that leave others struggling. The resulting hike in the franc’s value – which […]

Sniper at large in Vienna

For four weeks, an unknown “sniper” has been using an air rifle to shoot at pedestrians across Vienna, triggering widespread fear and commentary in the media. Twenty-one victims have so far reported to the police, most of them sustaining only bruises, while one victim, an off-duty police officer, needed an emergency operation as the 4.5mm […]

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