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Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
Slovakia does not have to fear formal sanctions for evading granting a loan for Greece and the aversion of EU leaders to Bratislava will only be temporary.
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At the beginning of August on the initiative of Poland, nine EU countries proposed a change in the EU methodology of public debt calculation. The new method is intended to make a distinction between a public debt and pension system…
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On 29 July the parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina did not adopt the law on the census. Due to the fact that the party of Bosnian Serbs boycotted this parliamentary session, it was not possible to gather the quorum. This may make it…
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On 8 August Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boiko Borisov announced that during his meeting with Serbia's President Boris Tadic in Varna they agreed on the route of the South Stream gas pipeline in the Bulgarian-Serbian border section. By joint…
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The German government has criticised the European Commission which on 9 August announced an initiative aimed at introducing a direct European tax. Germany, in common with the UK and France, argues that collecting taxes should remain the…
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On 5 August the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the declaration of the Charter of German Expellees was held in Stuttgart. The Charter functions as a credo for the Federation of Expellees. The rank of the politicians that…
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On 13 August Eurostat published the data on the rate of economic growth in eurozone member states in the second quarter of this year. According to the statistics, the leader of growth in the eurozone was the German economy since it was…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
The unusually high temperatures seen in Russia since mid-June have caused a huge series of wildfires in central Russia. The scale of the disaster has laid bare the weakness of Russia’s state structures against natural disasters and also…
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On 9 August the IMF published the contents of a memorandum signed with the government and central bank of Ukraine. The implementation of the memorandum guarantees Ukraine US$15.1 billion as part of a new standby programme. Implementation…
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On 12 August BP-Azerbaijan, the operator of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, announced that since July of this year a part of the oil flowing through its pipeline originates in Turkmenistan. This means that the BTC route has replaced the…