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Bulgaria’s banking botch up In late 1996, Bulgaria found itself beset with both a banking crisis and hyperinflation. Nine out of the country’s 10 largest banks were failing, and inflati
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Change privacy policy or face fines Google has found itself in hot water in France. The country’s data protection watchdog has told the internet
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Finland says Russia invaded its airspace The Finnish Defence Ministry said in a statement released Wednesday two Russian military aircraft crossed into Finland\'s airspace. The ministry said the in
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Agriculture is very competitive at the EU market Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said in the Riigikogu information hour on Wednesday that Estonia\'s agriculture sector has coped very well, LET
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Netherlands school shooting threat: police arrest suspect in Leiden Dutch police say they have arrested a suspect in an online threat to shoot a teacher and students that prompted authorities to close all the high schools i
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Cyprus Bailout Revisited A couple months ago Cyprus sent a quake through the world financial system. What has Cyprus done for us lately?
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Bulgaria\'s ex regional development minister probed by prosecutors  Rumen Petkov, a member of the Bulgarian Social
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For Some, Greece’s Junta Lives On On the morning of April 21, 1967, Greeks suddenly found tanks in the streets of Athens as a
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UK unemployment rise adds to pressure on Osborne\'s austerity strategy Unemployment jump
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Anger as Belgium plans to introduce motorway tax charge Dutch motorists\' organisation ANWB is up in arms about plans by Belgium to
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Austria challenges Germany\'s new pension tax ruling A change to German tax law will require around 150,000 Austrians currently in receipt of a German
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Portugal opposition chief demands renegotiation of bailoutPortugal should renegotiate the terms of its international bailout because its program of budget cuts has failed and sent the economy into a slump, the head of the m
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Poland has much to do to prepare for euro entryPoland has still much to do to prepare for the euro entry and benefit most from it, Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski said on Thursday.\"I cannot imagine bein
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Malta’s many joysStanding on a cliff overlooking the near-deserted beach in Ramla Bay on the northern shore of Gozo — the second largest of the islands that make up the Maltese archipelago — the mind easil
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Lithuania not ready to discuss gay civil unions, says presidentThe president of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė told journalists that she thinks the country is not ready for a discussion on gay marriage although she thin
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Latvia mulls foreign adoption restrictions1,500 Latvian children have been adopted by foreigners over the past few years, prompting restricting initiatives in the Latvian parliament, local media report. Possible restriction
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Cross border action to tackle the mafiaTwo years ago, one of Italy’s most powerful crime groups, the ‘Ndrangheta, found some 40 of its associates put behind bars in the capital of the southern province Reggio Ca
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Austerity raises child poverty rate in Ireland to 19.7%Child poverty rates have increased in five countries which are cutting their budget spending, including Ireland, a study has shown. Rates of
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Hungary government to curb powers of constitutional court Hungary's government is set to curb the powers of the country's constitutional court, after the body thwarted plans to introduce a con
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'New Wars' Demand New MindsetsGermany's government recently announced plans to do a 180-degree policy shift by deploying armed drones in combat. It argues that remote-controlled killing
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Free food handout ends in one person trampled in GreeceA protesting action that gathered Greek farmers outside the agriculture ministry in Athens on Wednesday ended in one man trampled by the crowd
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Lights out – France to force shops and offices to go dark overnightShops and offices throughout France will be forced to turn off their lights overnight in a bid to fight light pollution, the
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New bioeconomy initiative in Finland to support SMEsThe bioeconomy is growing at an unprecedented rate, and the demand for new services and more efficient tools to boost business in this industry is
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Leader’s Twitter feud to become operaA Twitter feud in June between the Estonian president and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman who questioned the impact of Estonia's austerity measur
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New marijuana ban for foreigners sees change after intense lobbyingOn a wet winter afternoon, the place was empty. The palm-tree murals went un-admired, the elaborate smoke-extraction system was tur
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Denmark aims to end carbon-based energy If Europe is being strangled by its social welfare systems, as many in the United States believe, what is to be made of Denmark? Denmark is a social welfare s
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A leading presidential candidate has a full-face tattooFile this under, “Things that could never happen in America.” That man is Vladimir Franz, a Czech composer who is tattooed from hea
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Banking reforms urgedCyprus will have to take steps to tackle money laundering and improve the transparency of its banking sector to secure an international bailout deal that may have to wait until
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Nuclear referendum is sloppily organizedDaniel Valchev, former Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister and co-founder of the Bulgaria for Citizens Movement, has urged Prime Minister Boyko Boris
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Sterling crisis looms as UK current account deficit balloonsIt’s the sort of problem you might have thought disappeared with the 1970s, but as the Coalition renews its wedding vows, that
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Doubling of French applying to become Belgian citizens A total of 126 French people submitted applications in 2012 compared to 63 each in 2011 and 2010, according to Georges Dallemagne, the presiden
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Russia likely to return unique Esterhazy books to Austria soonAn agreement to return to Austria a unique book collection that was put together by Austria's Esterhazy upper class family and was b
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Gothenburg to introduce tolls to cut trafficSweden's second city Gothenburg will introduce a road toll on January 1 for all motorists entering or leaving the city, similar to one already in plac
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DNA Tests for Illegal Immigrant ChildrenSpain plans to take DNA samples from illegal immigrant children arriving in the country's North African enclave of Melilla to make sure the adults accompa
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Romania's prime minister to form new governmentRomania's president asked the prime minister today to form the new government despite a bitter feud between the two men. President Traian Bases
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Tourism key for jobs and exports says President of PortugalThe President of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva, has highlighted the importance of tourism to the country’s jobs and exports on the oc
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Man hurls paint cans at Poland's black MadonnaA man hurled cans of paint at Poland's most sacred icon on Sunday in an attack that failed to damage the Black Madonna of Jasna Gora but shocked
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Government class on EU funds absorptionJust 33.1% of EU funds available to Malta under the 2007-2013 financial frameworks have actually been paid out, MEP Edward Scicluna said Friday morning. The ME
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Lithuania government debt shrinks in October to 37.5% of GDPLithuania’s central government debt shrank to 37.5 percent of this year’s projected gross domestic product at the end of Octob
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Lithuanian lawmaker dies in radio studioA senior Lithuanian lawmaker died Monday in a radio studio just a minute before he was due to go on air for a talk show, the programme's editor said. Juli
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Latvia hopes for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement within OSCE Minsk Group’s proposalsLatvia hopes for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be resolved peacefully within the proposals of the OS
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Centre-left chooses candidate to succeed MontiItaly's centre-left votes on Sunday for a candidate who will become front runner to succeed Mario Monti as prime minister after a general election n
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Ireland and IMF taking steps to prepare for bailout exit in 2013A number of measures, including access to dedicated credit lines, are to be put in place to ease Ireland’s exit from the bailout
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Hungary’s credit default swaps rise to highest in five weeksHungary’s cost to insure debt with credit-default swaps rose to the highest in five weeks as a dispute between U.S. political
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German Greens want conservative voters, not allianceGermany's Greens do not want to form a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after elections next year, but hope to poac
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France tells Germany it will slash deficitFrance’s prime minister assured Germany on Thursday that his country is committed to getting its debt under control, amid concerns that the second-lar
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Finland's Jewish community denies advising Jews not to wear kippah in publicFinland's Jewish community has strongly denied media reports that one of its security officers had advised Jews in
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Estonia becomes a member of UN Human Rights CouncilOn Tuesday, elections for the UN Human Rights Council took place in New York and Estonia was elected to be a member of the council from 2013-2015,
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Dutch teenagers sentenced in "Facebook murder"Two Dutch teenagers were sentenced to two years in juvenile detention and three years of compulsory therapy on Monday for ordering the death o
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What the world can learn from Denmark’s failed fat taxThe Danish tax ministry announced Saturday that it’s scrapping a fat tax it introduced in October of last year, saying the measure h
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Czech parliament votes to return confiscated church propertyThe Czech parliament on Thursday approved an ambitious plan to return billions of dollars worth of church property that was confiscated by
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Cyprus official says bailout deal with visiting troika team may take longer than expectedCyprus is unlikely to sign a bailout deal during the upcoming visit by officials from potential creditors, a
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Patriarch Maxim, Orthodox leader of Bulgaria, dies at 98Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, who weathered a revolt over his Communist-era ties to lead his country’s Orthodox Christians for more than
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Private school built in 1509 with fees of £10,000 a year to become free after number of pupils plummetOne of Britain’s oldest private schools is set to ditch its £10,000 annual fees
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Belgian Crown Prince at heart of royal scandalCrown Prince Philippe, 52, had been depicted in a book as less of a man than is needed to become the next king of Belgium. Again. So, in an exceptional
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Rat poison terror alertAnti-terror police are investigating whether nine tonnes of rat poison stolen together with an Austrian firm's lorry might be used to make explosives. RDX is not only one
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Sweden climbs in global prosperity rankingIn the 2012 Prosperity Index published on Tuesday by the London-based Legatum Institute think tank, Sweden climbed to third place in 2012, up from fifth pla
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2,000 sheep led through streets of Spain's capitalSpanish shepherds led a flock of more than 2,000 sheep through central Madrid on Sunday in defence of ancient grazing, migration and d
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Slovenia's largest fuel retailer Petrol said its estimated group net profit in the first nine months had risen by 16 percent to 41.9 million Euros despite tough economic conditions in its main markets, Slovenia and Croatia.
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Nuclear power plants must ramp up power supplyStress tests at Slovakia’s two nuclear power stations revealed that the facilities need to improve the safety of auxiliary electricity s
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Romania hires four banks for new euro-denominated bondRomania (has hired Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and HSBC to manage a potential new Euro-denominated bond, according to sources.
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In shadow of economic crisis, Portugal sees increase in sex tradePortugal’s NGOs are reporting an increase in the number of women of all ages resorting to prostitution, desperate to make ends
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Poland's oldest former Auschwitz prisoner dies at 108Antoni Dobrowolski, who was the oldest Polish survivor of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz, died at the age of 108 on Sunday, Auschwitz Museum o
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Luxembourg invites Indian companies to raise fundsFaced with stable economic growth even in turbulent time in India, Luxembourg, the small European nation, has invited Indian companies to consider i
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Maltese businesses are being endangeredThe Government’s bad decisions in the energy sector were endangering Maltese businesses and the economy, Labour leader Joseph Muscat said yesterday. The
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Lithuania says no to Nuclear Power PlantIn spite of the fact that 62.7 percent of Lithuanians did not support the idea of building the Visaginas NPP, the realization of the project with Latvia
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Latvia needs diplomatic expansionAn increasing number of analysts and experts believe that the global economic center is slowly but inevitably moving from West to East - primarily towards the econom
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Students across Italy protest austerity measuresTens of thousands of school children and students took to the streets of 90 cities across Italy on Friday to protest tax hikes on university fees and
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Irish bank debt deal could help credit ratingMoody’s Investors Services would consider removing the threat of a downgrade to Ireland’s credit rating if the euro zone agreed to ease the d
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Hungary inflation rate rises to 4-year high amid rate clashHungarian inflation, the fastest in the European Union, accelerated in September to the quickest in more than four years as central bankers
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Germany demands more power on bankingGermany is demanding greater power on the board of the eurozone’s new bank supervisor, a politically charged request that further complicates Europe’
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Debt crisisGreece is to put 7,000 police on patrol and ban protests in parts of Athens to minimise the hostile reception for Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, when she makes her first visit to t
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24-hour strike paralyzes Belgium train trafficA 24-hour strike by Belgian rail workers on Wednesday paralyzed train traffic throughout Belgium and the international high-speed service to London and
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Austrian banks gain after hitting targetsAustria’s biggest lenders were in demand this week after beating key capital targets set out by the European Banking Authority. The Austrian central ba
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Swedish royal family light up the Big Apple at eco-awards gala dinnerThe Swedish royal family added a touch of glamour to an eco-conscious party in New York City. Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf
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Slovenia debt to rise but no bailout neededSlovenia's economy, saddled by a banking crisis, does not need a financial bailout, even though public debt levels will likely breach European Union ru
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Spain ready for bailout but Germany hesitates Spain is ready to request a euro zone bailout for its public finances as early as next weekend but Germany has signalled that it should hold off, Europe
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Failed power grab puts Romanian PM in tight spotAfter four months in power and a failed attempt to oust the president, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta is under fire at home and abroad, with his
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Luxembourg's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'AAA'. The Outlooks on the IDRs are Stable. Fitch has simultaneously affirme
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Fitch affirms Malta at ‘A+’; Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malta’s long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at ‘A+’. The outlooks are stable. Fit
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Portugal's Tax Blunder The talk out of Portugal this week is that Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has committed a serious political blunder in backing down on his proposed social-security ref
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Poland Eyes $4 Bln Missile Modernization ProgramPolish President Bronislaw Komorowski has submitted a defence bill to parliament designed to initiate the comprehensive modernization of the country
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Lithuania Predicts Inflation Rate Will Drop to 3% in SeptemberLithuanian inflation under European Union methodology will probably slow to 3 percent from a year earlier in September, the statistics o
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Latvian politicians’ fascination with Nazism seems everlastingLatvia’s authorities have made another mark in propaganda of Nazism. On Monday, a monument to members of Latvia’s Waff
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CEO to meet PM Monti about Fiat plans on Sept. 22Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne said he will not close car factories in Italy despite a plunging domestic market, responding to calls from unions and pol
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Price right for Ireland to step up market returnIreland's debt chief said last week that its return to markets ahead of schedule means it can be choosy about future issuance but the price looks
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Greece needs two-year extension on fiscal pledgesGreece needs a two-year extension from its international creditors to meet fiscal pledges, and a liquidity boost from the European Central Bank, said
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Thanos Kalamidas
Hungarian rate-setters say it’s time to support growthThe Hungarian central bank’s August’s rate-setting meeting not only brought a surprise rate cut, but also sparked a shift in a
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Engagement in Europe key for German economyGermany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the country's parliament Tuesday that German economic growth is impacted by the cooling economie
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France's Hollande Outlines Austerity Goals French President François Hollande on Sunday sought to brace the nation for its toughest budgetary effort of the past six decades, as he outlined
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Finland's Outokumpu to cut 100 jobs in general stainless unitFinnish stainless steel maker Outokumpu said it would cut around 100 jobs in its general stainless unit to save costs. Outokumpu said
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia Reprograms First Graders as Web CodersPublic schools in Estonia will soon have a curriculum for teaching web and mobile application development to students as early as first grade. According
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Netherlands could do more to combat briberyWhile the number of prosecutions in foreign bribery cases is on the rise worldwide, the Netherlands has been only “moderately” successful in br
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
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PM under threat after failed vote to hike taxesThe lower house of the Czech parliament rejected on Wednesday the centre-right government's plan to raise sales and income taxes, threatening the f
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Debt to be sustainable after bank aidCypriot finance minister Vassos Shiarly said rescue funds Cypriot banks will receive for their recapitalization are unlikely to make the government’s debt
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Information about double payment by Russian tourists is speculation“At the moment there are 150 tourists in Bulgaria, who are clients of the bankrupted tour operator Cherry Tour. The informati
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Britain rediscovers the art of coalitionEighteen months ago, a lapel microphone captured Nick Clegg joking with David Cameron that they might never find “anything to bloody disagree on”.
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Belgium shuts down nuclear power plantBelgium has temporarily shut down one of its seven nuclear power plants after the country’s atomic energy regulator discovered “several anomalies
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Volksbanken triples H1 pre-tax profitPartly nationalised Austrian lender Volksbanken AG tripled first-half profit before tax to 49 million Euros ($61.2 million) as it tries to shrink back to health.
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Sweden plans big infrastructure spend to boost growthSweden announced plans on Wednesday to invest an additional 85.5 billion crowns ($13 billion) in infrastructure projects over the coming decade a
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Spain's Bad Summer And the bleeding in Spain continues. The Spanish economy shrank 1.3% in the second quarter compared to a year earlier. Deposits totalling €74 billion left Spanish banks
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Slovenia bans hot air balloon flights after fatal crashSlovenia's authorities have temporarily banned all hot air balloon flights following a crash that killed four people and injured 28. The co
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovakia teachers' unions plan strike on 13 SeptemberWorkers in the education sector are slated to hold a one-day strike that is expected to keep teachers and other staff away from schools on 13
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Romania parliament clears president's return to officeRomania's parliament accepted on Monday a court ruling to return the country's suspended president to office, drawing a line under a
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Shock at Portugal beach drowningsA five-year-old girl and her grandfather who drowned off a Portuguese beach after they were swept into the sea have been described as part of a happy and loving fami
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Poland church distributes food at Covelli CenterMembers of Poland New Life Church donated their time and effort to give back to the community during the third annual Food Drive at the Covelli Center
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuania's PM supports Australian-like cigarette packet brandingLithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius would support strict cigarette packet branding with graphic health warnings – pi
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) is open to hearing out various ideas on Latvia’s economic development, improving cooperation with businessmen and the nation's welfare, including those from Einars Repse's "For Latvia's Deve
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Italy makes financial progress compared to last yearItaly’s financial situation has made progress compared with last year; the premier said Sunday, believing the country will eventually emerge
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Kenny addresses commemorationThe economic challenges facing Ireland are as great today as they were in the time of Michael Collins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the annual Béal na mBláth
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungarians oppose Orban’s planned electoral changesAn overwhelming majority of Hungarians oppose changes proposed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to the way voters are registered for elections,
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Merkel Mulls Easing Greece Bailout TermsChancellor Angela Merkel is considering easing Greece’s bailout terms, fanning tensions with members of her coalition who oppose giving the Greek govern
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Germany's Merkel says committed to maintain EuroGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday her country is committed to do what it can to maintain the euro and that European Central Bank Presi
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Riots add to economic woes facing France's HollandeA massive police presence restored calm overnight on Wednesday to the French city of Amiens, where arson and gun attacks on police have added l
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Pleased with Moody's confirmationFinland's finance ministry said Tuesday that it was "very pleased" with the confirmation of the country's AAA rating by Moody's Investors S
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonians vote for wind and biomass over nuclearWind power and biomass have come top of a poll in Estonia to find the public’s first choice of energy sources. The survey carried out by the Est
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
The Netherlands faces the politics of austerityThe Dutch have long been one of the eurozone's and the EU's most reliable members. Since the introduction of the euro in 2000, the country has
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Long-time leader of Denmark’s populist party to resignThe long-time leader of the populist Danish political party that pushed some of Europe’s strictest immigration policies says she wil
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Presidential candidate Dlouhý leaves Goldman SachsCzech presidential candidate Vladimir Dlouhy will end his engagement with the U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs that he started in 1997 as fro
 Cypriot reportCypriot report by Euro Reporter
Nicosia and Limassol home price falls acceleratingProperty prices for buyers may be down but so are rents on apartments, warehouses and offices, the latest figures show. The latest index from the Ro
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Fire in South-eastern Bulgaria containedThe fire in the south-eastern municipality of Nova Zagora was contained on Sunday at about 1:00 a.m. local time, Sliven district governor Marin Kavrakov said.
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Britain’s economy expected to shrink in 2012 as quick austerity hurtsBritain’s economy will shrink this year and any meaningful recovery will remain elusive until 2014 as the euro zone d
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Controversy as Austria plans to deport 1,000 NigeriansA controversial agreement between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Austrian government, allegedly signed last week, to deport 1,000 Nig
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Slovenia postpones vote on fiscal limit, bank aid fundSlovenia postponed a vote on approving the limit on fiscal spending and on the creation of a sovereign fund that is meant to take bad loans from
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovaks find railway smuggling tunnel to UkraineA smuggling tunnel the length of seven soccer pitches complete with its own train has been found running beneath the border between Slovakia and Ukrai
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Romania walls in its RomaThe Roma are the largest ethnic minority in the European Union. And most live as second class citizens, in abject poverty. In the Romanian town of Baia Mare, a mayor has com
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Portugal’s borrowing costs drop at 2 billion-euro bill salePortugal sold 1.25 billion euros ($1.5 billion) of 12-month bills as borrowing costs fell to the lowest since 2010 and below the rate
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Polish media unite to charge for online contentSeveral major Polish media companies are joining forces to put some of their best online content behind a combined paywall – an attempt to mainta
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Transport Malta calls on Labour Party to remove 'dangerous' billboardsTransport Malta has filed a judicial protest calling on the Labour Party to remove billboards which it
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Lithuania to hold referendum on construction of nuclear plantLithuanian lawmakers approved a proposal to hold a referendum on whether to build a new nuclear power plant, rebuffing calls from Prime M
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Latvia cuts main interest rate for first time since 2010Latvia’s central bank, which pegs its currency to the euro, cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time since 2010 after the Euro
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Italy shakes off downgrade, but fears mountItaly dodged a potentially unlucky Friday the 13th, easily selling a batch of new three-year bonds in a closely-watched auction that came just hours after
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Ireland to unveil stimulus packageDublin is to unveil a multibillion euro stimulus package later this month in an effort to kickstart its flagging economy and curb unemployment as it presses the eur
 The Finnish legitimacy and the global ethicThe Finnish legitimacy and the global ethic by Thanos Kalamidas
The Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen for one more time is rolling her sleeves and getting ready for collateral negotiations, this time with Madrid all in the name of the Finnish people and the European unity. and Jutta is just the obvious
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungary’s ‘outlandish’ policies threaten IMF dealHungarian government measures to address the country’s deteriorating economy and the Cabinet’s slumping popularity resu
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Next task: raise €15 billion in privatizationsGreece collected less than €1 billion Euros ($1.2 billion) in revenues from privatizations over the last three years. The new Greek governme
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German finance minister asks high court not to delay Euro measuresThe German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, warned on Tuesday of severe consequences for the euro currency union if his cou
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Uproar in France over tapes of terrorism suspectFrench authorities are investigating how recorded conversations between police and a young man accused of a terrorist rampage earlier this year were l
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Finland refuses to pay for other countries' debtFinland has no intention of footing the bill to cover the debt of other countries in the eurozone, Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen said
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Estonia Concerned by NATO Spending CutsEstonia is worried over defence spending cuts by NATO member states, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said on Wednesday. “Allied spending, required to main
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Denmark ices ‘three strikes’ piracy plan, opts for carrot and stickAs US ISPs gear up to become the internet’s copyright cops from July, Denmark has put its plans for a ‘thre
 Euro-reportEuro-report by Euro Reporter
Market relief fades at Greek election resultsReaction to the Greek elections in financial markets followed a familiar, disconcerting pattern on Monday as early relief gave way to renewed anxiety abo
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Bulgaria puts “vampire” skeleton on displayBulgaria's history museum plans to display a "vampire" skeleton next week after unearthing the 700-year-old remains of two men st
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Britain can do better than leave the EU. We can change itTen years ago there was an unholy alliance between Ukip and the evangelists of euro membership, who together argued that it was impossible to
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Spanish Rescue Could Weigh on Belgian Debt - ReportBelgian Finance Minister Steven Vanackere said Monday the rescue of Spanish banks could add to Belgium's indebtedness if it wasn't carried
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Austrian defence minister says military to use unarmed surveillance dronesAustria’s defence minister says his country plans to buy surveillance drones for use at home and abroad. Defence Minis
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Sweden to close $880 ml private equity tax loopholeSweden is to close a loophole used by private equity groups and others to avoid tax, the government said on Friday, provoking criticism from the ma
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Spanish leader gives up no-bank bailout mantraSpain's Prime Minister appeared Thursday to have abandoned his insistence that the country's troubled banking sector will not need an external b
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Slovenia austerity program comes to forceSlovenia’s government will continue with its austerity measures to cut the budget deficit after a trade union said it will challenge some of the moves
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovaks to tax more energy, telecommunication sectors, Sme saysSlovakia will introduce a 4.2 percent surcharge on the income-tax rate for regulated companies such as in the energy and telecommunicat
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Mining town suffers from its gold richesNature has carved a humbling landscape of deep river valleys and reddish peaks in a corner of the Carpathian mountains in western Romania. Rosia Montana town,
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Portugal’s asset sales draw foreign bids, boutique firmsThe factors forcing Portugal to seek a bailout in 2011 have triggered a wave of mergers, acquisitions and government disposals in the co
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Poland not satisfied with White House "regret" over "death camp" commentPolish Prime Minister Donald Tusk remains unsatisfied with the White House response to a comment President
 Luxembourg reportLuxembourg report by Euro Reporter
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Lithuania tracks Holocaust war crime suspectsLithuania has concluded the first phase of a study aimed at identifying over a thousand Lithuanians suspected of killing Jews in the Baltic state during
 Latvian reportLatvian report by Euro Reporter
Latvia offers Europe a guiding light Which was Europe's fastest-growing economy in the first quarter of 2012? The answer, surprisingly, was Latvia, the Baltic nation of just 2.2 million people,
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Red Brigades calls for renewed violenceA letter purporting to be from Italy's radical left-wing Red Brigades called on Friday for new attacks against politicians, bankers and reporters, just day
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Anti-bailout party extends lead in GreeceA left-wing party that opposes Greece's international bailout agreements has extended its lead ahead of next month's election, according to a new pol
 Hungarian reportHungarian report by Euro Reporter
Hungary hopes for IMF deal in the summerHungary could see its currency stabilize and its assets strengthen even before autumn starts, a senior economy ministry official said in an interview, adding
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Fostering people Ireland announces recruitment eventsFostering People Ireland, the non-statutory Dublin-based fostering agency, has announced two upcoming events aimed at recruiting more carers to h
 Greek reportGreek report by Euro Reporter
Greece’s Tsipras appeals to German taxpayers for help in crisisGreece’s Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras appealed to German taxpayers to help Greece grapple with economic and fiscal cr
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Metal workers’ 4.3% pay settlement seen setting Benchmark A 4.3 percent pay increase for German metal workers doesn’t pose an inflation threat even as it sets a precedent for other industr
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Hollande to make Eurobond proposals at EU summitFrench President Francois Hollande said on Saturday he would make proposals for eurobonds at an upcoming European summit as he outlines his ideas to s
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Not to retroactively cut green subsidiesThe Estonian government has vowed that it will not look to lower subsidies to renewable-energy producers retroactively, during a question-and-answer session i
 Danish reportDanish report by Euro Reporter
Ex-minister equates gays with ‘killer snails’ to oppose equal marriage rightsA former Danish government minister as equated gays with the hermaphrodite ‘killer snails’ plague
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President of Czech Republic to give keynote at Heartland climate summit despite backlash over murderer billboardsCompanies are abandoning the Heartland Institute left-and-right following the conserv
 Cypriot reportCypriot report by Euro Reporter
Cyprus president Christofias says he won’t run for second term, cites stalled peace talksCyprus President Dimitris Christofias says he will not seek re-election for a second term because there
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
EU will be angry about vanished mobstersThe vanishing of sentenced Bulgarian businessmen known as Galevi Brothers will have a negative effect on the EU's July monitoring report on Bulgaria, acco
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Waterloo battle site gets a faceliftAlmost 200 years after the French cavalry charge at Waterloo, bulldozers rolled into action Wednesday to spruce up the memorial site of the battle that humbled Na
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MI6 key to al Qaeda agentThe double agent in the foiled al Qaeda bomb plot had a British passport, making the UK’s intelligence agency key to the international sting operation. Two officials b
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Nazi victims finally laid to restThey were starved, tortured and killed because they were considered inferior to the Aryan ideal set by Adolf Hitler. Then their organs were put into jars and display
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The National Library of Sweden chooses Beijer Electronics' Building Automation SolutionBeijer Electronics has received a strategic order from the National Property Board of Sweden. The Authority
 French Greek reportFrench Greek report by Euro Reporter
France's Francois Hollande changes the mix in EuropeWith Francois Hollande's election as France's first Socialist president in 17 years, Europe now must deal with a major leader who has promised to push a different
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Sarkozy set for defeat by socialistFrance holds its presidential runoff election Sunday, with Socialist challenger Francois Hollande expected to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. The latest opinion
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Spain meets bond auction target as French borrowing costs fallSpanish bonds gained after the Treasury met its target at a debt sale, while French costs declined at an auction, easing concern that th
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Slovenia anticipated rate cutsMoody's downgrade of Slovenia's three largest banks was "somewhat expected" but their ratings should improve once planned capital hikes are completed,
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Slovakia to tax rich but vows tight spendingSlovakia's new left-of-centre government unveiled plans Friday to consolidate public finances by scrapping a business-friendly flat tax in favour of h
 Romanian reportRomanian report by Euro Reporter
Romania’s labour costs are just one fifth EU averageLatest figures released for hourly labour costs in the EU are estimated at EUR 23.1 per hour on average in the EU27 and EUR 26.7 per hour in
 Portuguese reportPortuguese report by Euro Reporter
We tried stimulus and it didn’t workDefending austerity is not getting any easier for Europe’s politicians. And Vitor Gaspar, Portugal’s finance minister has it harder than others.
 Polish reportPolish report by Euro Reporter
Poland to bring back border checks for Euro 2012Poland will reintroduce border controls on its frontiers with fellow European Union nations during the 2012 European football championship, Interior Minister Jacek Cichocki said
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Malta needs a secular ConstitutionThe Malta Humanist Association (MHA) expressed its concern at the direction which the President's forum for constitutional reform appears to be taking. At a public session of the forum las
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Posh restaurants and free clubbing in the party cityLuxembourg City may not be an obvious weekend break destination, but with free entry to clubs and an all-night party bus, it's letting its hai
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Lithuania refuses Investtorgbank permission to open an officeThe Lithuanian central bank declined to allow Russia’s Investtorgbank OAO to open an office in the country on the ground that the l
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Commissioner discusses fisheries issues in LatviaEU Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, met with ministers in Latvia to discuss the Common Fisheries Policy and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Maria Damanaki visit
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Deficit goals in line with EU rules-documentItaly's revised growth and budget targets are consistent with a balanced budget in the medium term and creating a "sizable" primary surplus to cut the country's mas
 Irish reportIrish report by Euro Reporter
Banks still a worry as troika review startsIreland faces its sixth review under its bailout program as the euro-zone’s best hope for a successful return to the international bond markets following a bailout. As yields on
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PM to shake up government in two weeksHungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban will reshuffle his government within the next two weeks and plans to appoint a close political ally to deal with the International Monetary Fund i
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Elections in May will not solve the country’s many crises nor heal disunityLike most Greek tragedies, the current political and economic crisis playing out in Greece today is not likely to have a happy ending. On Wednesd
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New path to bridge culturesOver the last 35 years, Michael Kahn-Ackermann has witnessed the remarkable changes and strong economic resurgence of China. Now Kahn-Ackermann, has stepped away from a long and illustrious career as
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Second-chance schools give hope to unemployedWhen he ran for the French presidency in 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to open more "second-chance schools" for young people without qualifications. "I came back beca
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Finland to raise VAT but opts for modest budget cutsFinland, seeking to retain its triple-A credit rating, will raise VAT in 2013 but has opted for modest budget cuts in the next few years after the government bowed to pressure from left-leani
 Estonian reportEstonian report by Euro Reporter
Central bank plans to raise reserves to cut ECB risksEstonia’s central bank said it must boost reserves by 3 1/2 times in the long term to reduce the risks of participating in European Central Bank measures to tackle the
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Dutch Cabinet crisis resolved, central bank president urges haste on new austerity packageThe Dutch Cabinet returned to negotiations Thursday on new spending cuts to bring the budget deficit within European guidelines, a day a
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Copenhagen, Denmark implements wireless networkAruba Networks, Inc. today announced that the Government of the City of Copenhagen in Denmark (Kobenhavns Kommune) has deployed a wireless network based on Aruba’s Mobile Vi
 Czech reportCzech report by Euro Reporter
Neo-Nazis outnumbered by counter-protesters at Chanov housing estate by two to oneUltra-right extremists from the Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti - DSSS) and neo-Na
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Partition no option for CyprusGreek Prime Minister Loukas Papademos stated that partition is no option for Cyprus, reiterating that a solution must be in line with UN decisions and provide for a bizonal bicommunal federation w
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Bulgarian cabinet faces no-confidence vote over atomic plantBulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s minority government will face its fourth no- confidence vote in parliament next week after cancelling a project to bui
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Five Sisters latest additions bearing up nicely Three circus bears rescued from homelessness in Belgium are ‘bearing up’ nicely as they settle in to their new home at the Five Sisters Zoo. Carmen, Suzy and Peggy ar
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Britain's Sky News reveals email hackingBritain's Sky News channel twice authorised its reporters to hack into computers, a potentially embarrassing revelation that could further dent the media tycoon's hope of acq
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Defence minister steps down following outcry over Saudi arms dealSweden’s defence minister stepped down Thursday, citing the pressure he has faced from the country’s media over leaked plans to build a weapons plant
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Spain’s pain is not the solutionSpain’s economy, and the euro, are more at risk now than a week ago. This assertion certainly runs counter to general market impressions. The euro remains resilient and Spanish yield
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Slovakia marks 70th anniversary of Auschwitz transportSlovakia sent a train from its Poprad station to Auschwitz to commemorate the first transport of Slovak Jews, in 1942. Edita Grosmanova, a Slovak-Jewish concentration camp
 Slovenian reportSlovenian report by Euro Reporter
7 sentenced in Slovenia corruption trialA court in Slovenia has sentenced seven people to up to two and a half years in prison each, concluding one of the biggest ever corruption cases in the small European Union nation. The D
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Former Romanian prime minister sentenced to probation for blackmailFormer Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Nastase was placed on three years of probation Friday in a corruption case that had been under investigation for more tha
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Changes in Portuguese motorwaysAuto Europe's strong commitment to providing the best service to our clients also means making our best to keep them informed of any changes in legislation that may impact their holidays. If
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Embracing Europe but not the euroHere in Poland, where dreary communist-style apartment blocks still dominate the landscape, the euro was once hailed as a fast-track ticket to the economic big league. Now, after years of pr
 Maltese reportMaltese report by Euro Reporter
Highest increase in e-skills graduates in the EUOn the occasion of the e-skills week, which will take place from 26-30 March 2012, Eurostat has published data on university graduates in computing and computer skills of individ
 Lithuanian reportLithuanian report by Euro Reporter
Lithuanian Chief of Defence meets representatives of ISAF Command On March 21, in Kabul Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Arvydas Pocius met with Commander of the Special operations Forces of the International Security Assi
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Latvians pay annual tribute to Waffen SS fightersNearly 1,500 Latvians paid tribute on Friday to soldiers who fought in Nazi Germany's Waffen SS divisions, while nearby Russians held a counter-protest to recall war crimes
 Italian reportItalian report by Euro Reporter
Italy won't rush disputed labour reformItalian Prime Minister Mario Monti opted on Friday not to rush a heavily contested labour reform through parliament after running into strong resistance from unions and a key ally sup
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Ireland back in recession as economy shrinks in Q4Ireland dropped back into recession at the end of 2011, government statisticians reported Thursday in a worrying sign for the country's efforts to emerge from an internatio
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Hungary remains far from inking a credit deal with the IMF/EU - LubinThe main benefit of a credit deal with the IMF/EU for Hungary would absolutely be the reduction in the risk premium, but an agreement is still a long way awa
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Socialist party changes leadersGreece’s finance minister, Evangelos Venizelos, formally assumed the leadership of the beleaguered Socialist Party on Monday, saying he would strive to put the country back on the path to e
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Activist pastor elected German presidentActivist pastor Joachim Gauck was elected German president by an overwhelming majority Sunday, marking the first time a candidate from the former communist east will be head of state. Ga
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In Europe’s capitals, a muted debate about taxes and spendingThe Socialist candidate in France’s presidential election, Francois Hollande, promised recently that if elected he would impose a whopping 75 perce
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Finland shakes up Finnair board to defuse governance scandalThe Finnish government Thursday said six of eight board members of Finnair Oyj (FIAS.HE) must quit after they concealed a EUR180,000 sign-on bonus for its chief execu
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Expert group on abortion ruling to report by JulyThe expert group tasked with making recommendations on implementing a European Court of Human Rights ruling on abortion will report to the Government by July, Ireland’s am
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Estonia backs collective-agreement changes after union protestsEstonia approved legal changes to make it easier for employers to terminate collective agreements even after trade unions objected. Lawmakers voted 53-40 to back a
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Dutch Labour party threat to fiscal pactBoth of the frontrunners for the leadership of the Dutch Labour party have said they will vote down the eurozone fiscal pact in parliament if the Netherlands’ conservative governme
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Denmark seeks to forge accord on greener EU policyDenmark led tough talks on Friday to try to persuade Poland not to block efforts to push European Union environmental policy beyond existing targets that only reach to 2020. Co
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Czech politicians offer different interpretations of left-wing landslide in SlovakiaVoters in neighbouring Slovakia made a powerful statement at the weekend when they handed an overwhelming victory to the centre-left party SME
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Cyprus belongs to the Cypriots and to no one elseCyprus belongs to the Cypriots and to no one else, President Demetris Christofias stressed Thursday commenting on statements by Turkish Minister of EU Affairs and Chief Negotiat
 Bulgarian reportBulgarian report by Euro Reporter
Calls for suspension of shale gas moratoriumMembers of the newly established Movement for Energy Independence (DEN) have called for a cancellation of the moratorium on shale gas development in Bulgaria. Speaking at a Friday pr
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Students protest Strauss-Kahn speech About 100 students protested Friday ahead of a speech at Cambridge University by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief whose career collapsed after he was cha
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Belgian minister vows to resist 'ultra-liberal' CommissionBelgium's enterprise minister Paul Magnette criticised the European Commission for being "too tough" on his country and pleaded for more "mar
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Debt office head says unnecessary to change bonds issuance plansAustria sees no need to change its debt issuance program and is sticking to its plan to stay below the European Union’s deficit ceiling this year even as it
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Sweden Democrats in bid to 'help' immigrants leaveThe Sweden Democrats' youth wing wants to entice jobless immigrants to leave the country by offering them "goodie bags" complete with tips on how to facil
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Spain warns it will miss 2012 deficit targetSpain's prime minister said Friday that his recession-ridden country will miss its deficit goal for this year, risking sanctions from the European Union. The announcement came as
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Slovenia will reduce holdings in banksSlovenia will reduce holdings in its major financial firms, including Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d. and insurer Zavarovalnica Triglav d.d., to lower public spending and avoid the need for go
 Slovakian reportSlovakian report by Euro Reporter
Labour ministry official says Roma draw 4.4 percent of Slovakia’s GDPRoma living in Slovakia do not participate in the economy of the country in any way and only draw from it and this costs the country up to 4.4 percent
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Romania warns Serbia on minority rightsRomania threatened on Tuesday to derail European Union plans to grant Serbia membership candidate status in a row over minority rights in the former Yugoslav state, EU diplomats said. Fre
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Portugal passes bailout review by 'troika'Portugal passed the third review by the European Union and IMF of its 78-billion-euro bailout programme on Tuesday and the country's finance minister said it would not end
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Prime Minister Meets Solidarna PolskaPrime Minister Donald Tusk met, on Wednesday, representatives of the Solidarna Polska parliamentary club. The meeting was another in a series of consultations with all political parties pre
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Benedictine Torch to be held in MaltaThe Benedictine Order has chosen Malta to hold its annual event of peace, hope and fraternity, known as the Benedictine Torch. Every year, since 1964, the torch is the main feature of a pil
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Lithuanian archive releases names of KGB collaborators in transparency driveLithuania’s government has released the names of 238 citizens who were reservists for the KGB when their country was ruled by the Soviet Union,
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Latvians reject Russian as second languageVoters in Latvia on Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to adopt Russian as a second official language, defeating a constitutional referendum measure that underscored the ethni
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Italy’s Cabinet reveals financial informationItaly’s Cabinet ministers have posted a raft of financial information online in a show of transparency sought by Premier Mario Monti as he pushes through tough austerity
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Foreign Minister hopes for IMF talks to start in MarchHungary's foreign minister says he hopes formal negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on financial assistance for his country can start before the end of Ma
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Greece may be allowed higher debt level in bailout accordGerman Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Greece may be allowed to run a higher debt in coming years than envisaged so far as part of the second international aid
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President quits in scandal over favoursGermany's president resigned Friday in a scandal over favours he allegedly received before becoming head of state, and Chancellor Angela Merkel moved quickly to try and head off a dom
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Sarkozy launches presidential electionPresident Nicolas Sarkozy formally declared his candidacy for a second term Wednesday seeking to overturn a wide poll lag with promises to get the unemployed back to work and use referendu
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Dutch authorities start probe into hacker attack at KPNDutch authorities began probing a hacker attack at Royal KPN NV after the phone company temporarily blocked e-mail accounts of about 2 million clients because confidential
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Denmark leads EU countries on wind energyEuropean wind energy is picking up as recently released statistics by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) show an upward spike in the number of wind farms created, amount invest
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President to be elected in public voteCzech citizens will be able to choose their future presidents after a constitutional change approved Wednesday by Parliament that took the decision on who occupies the largely ceremonial p
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Cyprus Government debt reached 67.5%According to a Euro-stat news release, the Cyprus debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio reached 67.5% in the third quarter of 2011, compared with 59.9% in the same quarter of 2010; an i
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British riot police use batons on embassy-storming anti-Syria protestersBritish police have used batons and riot shields to hold back protesters trying to storm the Syrian Embassy in London for the second time in one day. Earl
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Belgium Slides into RecessionBelgium's economy fell back into recession at the end of 2011, reversing the strong growth it had seen in the first half of the year as the country became the latest to fall victim to the euro
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Austria leads European gas-price surge as Russian supply dropsAustrian natural gas jumped by more than a third this week as Russian flows declined and freezing weather left about 250 people dead across Eastern Europe. Gas for
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Sweden questions Nobel Peace Prize selection basisSwedish authorities are looking into whether the Nobel Peace Prize has been going to the "wrong" type of people, like human rights campaigners and environmentalists,
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Economy shrinksSpain’s economy shrank in the fourth quarter, pushing the country toward its second recession since 2009 and undermining government efforts to narrow the budget deficit. Gross domestic product fell 0.3 per
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Janez Jansa will lead the new Slovenian governmentAlmost two months after the snap elections in the country, the Slovenian parliament has on Saturday (January 28) given a mandate to Janez Jansa, leader of the Democratic Party
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Romania PM reappoints deputy minister to ease angerRomania's Prime Minister Emil Boc on Tuesday reappointed a popular deputy health minister, whose resignation last week over proposed healthcare reforms sparked violent pro
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Portugal is beating the headwinds The financial crisis has forced Portugal to confront a number of longstanding imbalances in its economy. No country desires an adjustment program, but once in place it should be embraced as an
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Gonzi faces confidence vote that may derail deficit cutsMaltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi faces a no-confidence vote in parliament that could bring down the government and undermine his efforts to trim the deficit and shie
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Fincl tax for euro-zone only is bad ideaLuxembourg Finance Minister Luc Frieden said Tuesday implementing a financial transaction tax only in the euro zone is a bad idea. "It's a bad idea because it would have the eff
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Lithuanian Seimas votes for big increase in private copying taxThe president approved the new regime on the condition that the government will immediately conduct monitoring of the existing law and ensure a clear and simple ta
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Latvian Post board replaced ahead of market liberalisationLatvian ministers have dismissed the board at Latvian Post, appointing a new three-person panel in its place to lead preparations as the country’s postal market i
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Italian cruise death toll rises to 13The death toll from the Costa Concordia shipwreck has raised to 13 after divers found the body of a woman in the stern of the half-sunken cruise ship. Civil Protection services Chief Franco
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Apologise for remarks on exilesThe row over Michael Noonan’s remarks about emigration continued yesterday, with Sinn Féin calling on the Minister for Finance to apologise for saying it was a lifestyle choice. Mr Noo
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Hungary PM backs down, seeks fast aid dealHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gave the first concrete evidence on Friday that he is backing down in a dispute with the European Union, aiming to free up talks on aid needed to
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Watch the Greeks, not the agenciesWhile the big headlines over the weekend were about S&P's downgrades of European countries, the more worrying news came from Greece, where talks on a debt deal broke up. While I am not
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German five-, 30-year yields drop to records on Europe crisisGerman bonds gained this week, with five-year and 30-year yields falling to records, as government officials said Standard & Poor’s may lower the credit ra
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France to pursue reforms after downgradeFrance's prime minister said Saturday his country will push ahead with cost-cutting measures after its top-tier debt rating was downgraded, a blow with repercussions across financial
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S&P will not cut top-rated FinlandRatings agency Standard & Poor's will not downgrade top-rated Finland in a euro zone-wide move expected later on Friday, a senior euro zone official said. "Finland is not amon
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Estonian Wikipedia makes case for tax exemptionEstonian Wikipedia is suing the government because of changed rules that deny Wikipedia tax exemption status as a non-governmental, philanthropic organization. "A few years a
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Lawmaker urges Dutch to apologize for WWII Jewish deportationsOutspoken Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders called on the government Wednesday to apologize for the country's "passive" response to the mass deportations o
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EU presidency program Europe must implement EU-wide economic reforms to beat the debt crisis, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said Friday, while announcing priorities for Denmark's EU presidency. "There i
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Manufacturing contracts as decline in new orders quickensCzech manufacturing contracted for a second month in December as new orders declined at a faster pace, an industry gauge showed. The HSBC Czech Republic Manufacturing PM
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Cyprus’ foreign minister briefing US officials on natural gas developmentThe foreign minister of Cyprus is discussing with U.S. officials her country’s promising economic prospects from natural gas exploration. Era
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Bulgaria taxes plastic shopping bags, aims to stimulate bioplastic alternativeIn Bulgaria, the Parliament approved a law establishing the equivalent of a $0.10 tax on the use of plastic shopping bags as of October 1, 2012, and
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Britain invites the world in 2012New Year is for many of us a time of reflection; a time to mark the passing of the old and the coming of the new. Turning the page that brings in the new year can offer an opportunity to look f
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Prepared to take additional anti-crisis measuresBelgium is prepared to take additional measures to combat its crisis, Prime Minister Elio di Rupo said in a New Year's address. "The aims of the new government is to com
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Austrians brace for harsh health reformKarlheinz Kopf said he was currently trying to convince the Social Democrats’ (SPÖ) debt brake negotiators that there was a savings potential of 1.8 billion Euros until 2017. S
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Solar power production surges 60 of total electricity supplyGermany’s solar energy output surged 60% to 18 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2011, accounting for more than 3% of national electricity generation, national in
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France and Germany still dividedTwo landmark speeches in two days were supposed to highlight France and Germany's determination to bring about a resolution to the euro crisis. Instead, they have highlighted how divided Fra
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In the grip of a financial coupIt is clear that the European Union cannot summon the political will to stand up to the markets and resolve the crisis. Until now the lamentable behaviour of European leaders has been blamed on t
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Tallinn wants Russian schools to teach in EstonianThe Estonian government has not granted a delay to 15 Russian-speaking schools with regard to the switch to education in Estonian. On Wednesday, Russian Schools of Estonia publ
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Denmark divided on EU’s fiscal pact as presidency approachesPrime Minister Helle Thorning- Schmidt, who vowed to fight for European unity when Denmark takes over the bloc’s presidency next month, is battling a spli
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Czech Republic says euro entry date on holdCzech authorities said Thursday the country would not seek entry into the ERM II mechanism, the two-year waiting room for eurozone candidates which pegs their currencies to the euro.
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Britain to keep bases in CyprusBritain will retain both its military bases in Cyprus following the completion of a review of their operations by Lord Ashcroft, its Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said yesterday. The news will
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Bulgaria PM vows to revive near terminally ill health care Bulgaria's prime minister, well known for his populist pledges, plans to assign top priority to the country's struggling health system, plagued by chronic
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Britain 'to send experts to eurozone crisis talks'Britain will send experts to eurozone talks on new rules to save the single currency union after London rejected new EU measures on budget discipline, Poland said on Fr
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Belgium has gay prime ministerFrench-speaking Socialist Elio di Rupo has become the first out gay leader in the European Union, having been elected the premier of Belgium, according to the Wall Street Journal. Di Rupo, 60, is
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Spending power slidesAustria remains one of the richest countries in Europe – but new figures also show that people’s purchasing power is waning. The European Commission’s (EC) statistics agency, Eurostat, sa
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Sweden industrial unions get 3% wage increase over 14 monthsSwedish industrial unions and employers agreed on a wage deal to avert a potential labour strike after a deadline expired last month. Five unions representing 500,000
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Spain's example shows limits of EU targets As euro-zone leaders discuss whether to impose penalties on heavily indebted member countries that break certain fiscal limits, Spain's experience shows why more centralized s
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Court tries father in custody battle-turned-missing girl caseA Slovene man is accused of spiriting away his 4-year-old daughter in a custody battle-turned-missing girl case that has captivated this small European country. The
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Slovakia cancels bond auction Dec 12The Slovak Debt and Liquidity Management Agency, or Ardal, said Monday it will cancel a government bond auction originally scheduled for Dec. 12, citing "decreasing demand for bonds.
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Inside Romania's secret CIA prisonIn northern Bucharest, in a busy residential neighbourhood minutes from the centre of Romania's capital city, is a secret that the Romanian government has tried for years to protect. F
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Portugal says it will ‘definitely’ meet 2011 deficit limitPortugal will “definitely” meet its budget-deficit limit for this year after including the transfer of banks’ pension funds to the state,
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Malta’s October retail trade shows highest increase in EUIn October 2011, compared with September 2011, the volume of retail trade grew by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27. In September retail trade fell by
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Luxembourg selected for Netflix European head officeThe Government of Luxembourg today announced that Netflix, Inc. is locating its European headquarters in Luxembourg. Netflix is the world's leading Internet subscription
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Lithuania needs additional budget measures in 2012, Premier saysLithuania needs additional budget measures of 800 million litai ($312 million) in 2012 to keep the deficit within the government’s target of 2.8 percent of
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Latvian bank Krajbanka set to be wound upLatvian bank Latvijas Krajbanka will likely be wound up, the government said Friday, after the Russian owner of its defunct Lithuanian parent Snoras was detained amid claims of fraud.
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Ireland to extend bank guaranteeIreland has no choice but to extend its state-guarantee to depositors and bond holders for six broken banking groups and subsidiaries because market funding for the lenders remains "fragile
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Italian unions uneasy over economic rescue planThe Italian government's financial rescue plan is yet to be finalized, but already labour unions are denouncing it and some politicians are suggesting they might not back all
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Hungary may have to bow to IMF conditions to access financial assistanceHungary’s government may have to reverse its position on ruling out International Monetary Fund conditions in exchange for financial aid, according
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Greece sees rise in homeless rateGreece is faced with a growing homeless rate as the new interim government of Lucas Papademos continues to struggle with the country's economic crisis. Since the 2008 onset of the economic
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Police battle with 1000s blocking nuke trainThe convoy taking the German waste on a 1,200-kilometre (750-mile) journey from a reprocessing centre in north-western France to a storage facility in northern Germany was stopped fo
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France working towards greater EU integration French Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse said Sunday that France was working to change European Union treaties in a bid to further consolidate the euro zone. "The idea is to co
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Finland to destroy its landmines after MPs approve banFinland will destroy its stockpile of a million landmines by 2016 after parliament voted on Friday to ban the use of the anti-personnel devices, paving the way for the coun
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Long-term overdue loans ease in OctLoans and leasing payments more than 60 days overdue in euro zone member Estonia's banking system eased to 5.7 percent of the total loan portfolio in October compared to a revised 5.9 per
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Greenpeace is damaging Holland's reputationEnvironmental organisation Greenpeace has gone too far so often that the government should look into expelling it from the Netherlands, Richard de Mos, an MP for the populist PVV.
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Security service warns of extremist violenceExtremists from both the right and left of the political spectrum have become more inclined to use violence and more professional in their quest to carry out attacks, the Danish secu
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Central bank should be ready to react to crisisThe Czech central bank should be ready to react to “downside risks” to the economic outlook as the euro-area’s sovereign-debt crisis hurts growth prospects, the
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Energy firm estimates field off Cyprus holds 3-9 trillion cubic feet of natural gasA top official with United States firm Noble Energy said on Tuesday that a field it is conducting undersea exploratory drilling in off the coas
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President does not rule out possibility to veto retirement age rise proposalBulgarian President Georgi Parvanov does not rule out the possibility to veto the government’s proposal to rise retirement age next year. The go
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Rising jobless rate blamed on euro debt crisisBritain’s youth unemployment has broken through the 1 million mark to reach a record level as the country's wider unemployment rate has climbed to a 15-year high. The gov
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Belgium to double nuclear taxNegotiators forming Belgium's coalition government have agreed to double the tax on nuclear generation to Eur550 million ($745 million) and require dominant power firm Electrabel to make availa
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Debt brake as spreads over bunds hit recordAustria’s cabinet today signed off a draft law for a debt brake to cut its debt level to 60 percent of gross domestic product by 2020 as the yield spread on the Alpine republic
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Bond yield breaks 7% Slovenia’s 10-year government bonds slid for a fourth day, with the yield topping 7 percent for the first time since the nation adopted the euro in 2007, as the debt crisis in Europe roils marke
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Best in the world at supporting poor countriesAccording to the American think tank Centre for Global Development Sweden is best in the world at helping poor countries. Sweden's development cooperation is world-class both i
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Euro zone split may be necessary Euro zone member Slovakia believes it might be better for some states to leave the currency if they cannot make necessary reforms, its prime minister said on Friday, saying a "de fact
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Spain seen as next eurozone victim by analystsSpain may be the next victim of bearish investors in the eurozone bond markets because of its difficulty in meeting deficit reduction targets, weak economy and struggling banks, ac
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Opposition leader Victor Ponta speaks kindly of anti-graft prosecutors The leader of Romania's main opposition party, the Social Democrats (PSD), spoke kindly of the country's National Anti-corruption Department (DNA)
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Portugal doesn't need bailout funds boostPortugal, one of three eurozone countries to receive an EU-IMF bailout, does not need more money to address its debt burden, eurozone chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday. EU, I
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Opposition party expels 3 outspoken membersPoland's main opposition party, Law and Justice, has expelled three prominent members who had called for more openness from leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski -- a critical split for a par
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Commission takes Luxembourg back to court over waste water treatmentThe European Commission is referring Luxembourg back to the European Court of Justice for poor treatment of urban waste water. The Court previously ruled in N
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Court jails Real IRA suspect for 12 yearsA Lithuanian court on Friday sentenced Irish citizen Michael Campbell to 12 years in jail for seeking to acquire weapons and explosives in Lithuania to arm a Northern Irish republican m
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Italy protesters rally against BerlusconiTens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Rome Saturday to voice their opposition to the government of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and its reforms. Many of the pr
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Latvians in language voteSignatures are being collected in Latvia in support of the demand that the Russian language be given an official status in this former Soviet Baltic republic. The Central Elections Commission ordered t
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Italy at heart of euro crisis as borrowing costs soarItaly’s borrowing costs jumped to record levels on Friday, underlining its vulnerability at the heart of the eurozone debt crisis and scepticism about whether the stru
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Poet Higgins elected Ireland's ninth presidentIrish poet and human rights activist Michael D. Higgins was officially confirmed as his country's ninth president on Saturday after winning nearly 57 percent of the vote in
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Greece vows to build on EU deal, people scepticalGreece vowed to press ahead with economic reforms on Thursday to capitalise on an EU deal to slash the country's debt, despite anger among its citizens at the prospect of ye
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Germany approves boosting of EU’s bailout fundAnother EU leaders’ summit has kicked off in Brussels aimed at taking concrete steps to deal with the Eurozone debt crisis. Ahead of that, German legislators agreed to
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Eyes more belt-tighting as election loomsWith France's economic growth outlook fast deteriorating, President Nicolas Sarkozy increasingly has little choice but to launch a new round of belt-tightening six months from a pre
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Parliament’s speaker condemns opposition to Bulgaria, Romania's Schengen entryFinland's parliament speaker Eero Heinäluoma has criticised his country's decision to block the admission of Romania and Bulg
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Estonian producer price inflation easesEstonia's producer price inflation slowed in September, data released by Statistics Estonia showed Thursday. The producer price index increased 3.7 percent year-on-year in September,
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PM under fire over euro zone bailoutDutch opposition parties took aim at Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Saturday, demanding the minority coalition government secure a definitive and sustainable solution to Europe's debt cris
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New government promises a real support for Western Sahara in government programThe  Program of the new government of Social democrats, Socialist people’s and Social liberal  covering development, foreign policy
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Arms exports to Yemen, Libya under Amnesty attackThe Czech Republic has been singled out as one of the main arms suppliers to repressive regimes in the Middle East and North Africa in a report by the human rights watchdog and
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Cyprus promises 'fully-fledged' EU PresidencyCyprus’ EU Presidency will be a “fully fledged presidency” and Nicosia will not allow the Cyprus problem to jeopardise its role, Deputy Minister to the Pre
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PM makes final call on sacking methane hikeThere will be definitely no excise duty on methane in Bulgaria over the fact it would lead to a price hike of many other services which the country cannot afford in times of economic
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Economy likely to stall next year in wake of eurozone crisisA slowdown in the world economy and the prospect of a prolonged debt crisis in the eurozone will keep the UK economy at a virtual standstill next year, according to t
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Hopes for 6-party coalition governmentBelgium's prime minister-designate announced Thursday he will seek a six-party coalition to end a political impasse that has lasted nearly 500 days, a record for a country to go withou
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Austria court clears politician over mosque gameAn Austrian court cleared a far-right politician of incitement on Friday, ruling that an online anti-mosque game used in his election campaign did not encourage violence against
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Poet Tomas Transtromer awarded Nobel Prize in literatureWith the prize announcement moments away and the phone resolutely silent, Tomas Transtromer figured that his chance for Nobel glory had slipped by once again.
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Ljubljana mayor joins Slovenia election race to challenge JansaZoran Jankovic, the mayor of Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, will form his own party to compete in early elections in December, kicking off a battle for leader
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Health service chokes as austerity tightensSpain's treasured public health care system has become the latest victim of the euro zone debt crisis. "We haven't been paid, but there's nothing we can do about it.
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Euro success Slovakia torn over saving currency zoneThe Volkswagen, Peugeot and Kia car plants along the main highway illustrate Slovakia's transformation from ex-communist backwater to euro zone success, the world's t
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Economic growth expectations for 2012 under pressureThe IMF projects a positive outlook of the Romanian economy in 2012, according to the second review that an IMF team took following recent discussion with the Romanian author
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Portugal faces strong restrictions on financingThe Portuguese economy is having trouble obtaining financing, with banks relying on the European Central Bank and the government tapping bailout funds, Finance Minister Vitor Gasp
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To oppose EU-wide shale gas policy?The Polish Institute of International Affairs report, presented at the EP's energy committee this week, concludes that, "because of the complexity and breadth of this debate, it seem
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Malta cannot afford to slip on deficitThe next budget has to strike a balance between fiscal consolidation and economic growth, paying particular attention to those people who are feeling the pressure, Finance Minister Tonio F
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Luxembourg’s Frieden says ‘all options on the table’ for DexiaLuxembourg Finance Minister Luc Frieden said “all options” are on the table regarding Dexia SA (DEXB) and that France, Belgium and
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Rights group calls for new CIA probeA human rights group called on Lithuania on Thursday to reopen its investigation into CIA prisons and the alleged torturing of terrorist suspects based on what they said was new evidence of
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Fuel price with taxes in Latvia third lowest in EUThe retail price for 95-octane fuel in Latvia at the end of September 2011 was EUR 1,231.68 (LVL 865.62) per 1,000 litters, including taxes, which is the third lowest figure in
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Businessman buys space to deride politiciansA prominent Italian businessman bought space in newspapers on Saturday to attack Italy's political class, adding to a swell of criticism of the government's failure to pass m
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Ireland considers using new E.U. fund tooIn Ireland’s Finance Ministry, officials are engineering a manoeuvre that may make the difference between default and financial survival. The impetus for the plan is the cost of b
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EU urged to probe Hungary mortgage moveForeign banks and governments are warning that Hungarian moves to help holders of Swiss franc mortgages amount to “expropriation” that could damage the country’s banking
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Greece urges Turkey to be calm on Cyprus drillingThe Greek prime minister spoke to his Turkish counterpart on Monday, calling for calm in a dispute over gas exploration off Cyprus that has widened the island’s Greek-Turk
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At war over eurozone bail-outEuropean officials have confirmed that discussions are afoot to boost the eurozone bail-out fund's firepower as part of a grand plan to contain the region's sovereign debt crisis in Greece.
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Chirac protests innocence in absentiaFormer French president Jacques Chirac gave an impassioned defence of his morals on Friday in a statement read out by a lawyer during his trial over the misuse of public funds when he was m
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Finland Keen to Expand Ties with IranFinland's Foreign Minister Erkki Sakari Tuomioja voiced his country's willingness to boost ties and cooperation with Iran in different fields. The issue was raised by the Finnish Fo
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Estonian parliament plans to approve EFSF bill on September 29Estonia plans to ratify the European Financial Stability Facility on Sept. 29 after voting to approve the bill in the first reading two days earlier, said Sven Sest
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Dutch FinMin warns of tough 2012, won't rule out more cutsThe Dutch finance minister warned on Tuesday that 2012 would be a tough year as he refused to rule out extra budget cuts in coming years and called for tougher sanc
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The unlikely Social Democrat A little after midnight last Thursday, when all but the last of the ballots had been counted, a tall, thin, blond woman in her mid-forties strode smilingly up on a stage in Copenhagen to acknowledg
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Romani-occupied residential hotels in Varnsdorf basically okThis past Thursday, residential hotels in Varnsdorf (Děčín region) which are occupied by Romani tenants were audited by public health inspectors, who f
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Cyprus fuel search row heats up A row between Cyprus and Turkey over hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean escalated to near-crisis levels Friday as Greece, a traditional ally and European Union partner of Nicosia,
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Bulgaria sells its tobacco monopoly to company controlled by Russia’s VTBankBulgaria says it has struck a deal to sell its tobacco monopoly Bulgartabac Holding to a company controlled by VTB, Russia’s second-larges
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New study reveals UK has one of worst dropout rates in developing worldBritain has some of the worst dropout rates from schools and colleges in developed world - more than countries like Estonia, Slovakia, Greece, Poland and S
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450 days after election, still no governmentBelgium hit a new milestone Monday — 450 days without a government — but still no one appears to be in any big hurry to resolve the situation. Europe's financial cris
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No information on potential stake acquisitionEarlier press report claimed local businessman, other partners eyeing 20% stake in incumbent operator. Telekom Austria AG Friday said it has no information about speculation that an
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Sweden declines Saab request for protectionThe outlook for Saab Automobile darkened Thursday when a court rejected the iconic Swedish carmaker's filing for protection from creditors while it seeks short-term loans. The Van
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Next PM bares his soulMariano Rajoy, who is likely to become Spain’s next prime minister, has made a number of intriguing revelations in his memoirs, strategically released just a few weeks ahead of the general election
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Extend bail-out fund’s powersSlovakia’s cabinet on Wednesday approved extending the powers of the European bail-out fund. It now faces a fight in getting the measures approved by parliament because of the oppositio
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Romania denies hosting secret CIA prisonsRomania insisted Wednesday there was no evidence it had hosted secret CIA prisons as part of the United States' war on terror after September 11, 2001. The country "has no info
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Banks' ECB borrowing up 4 pct in AugustPortuguese banks' borrowing from the European Central Bank rose 4 percent last month from July, as institutions in one of the countries bailed out in the euro zone debt crisis rem
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Account for CIA 'black sites'Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe Thomas Hammarberg is urging Poland, Romania and Lithuania to come clean regarding their alleged hosting of CIA “black sites
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Ethnic Poles protest at new lawProtesting at the presidential palace, Lithuania’s ethnic Poles are outraged at a new language law they say will leave them bottom of the class. It means ethnic minority schools will have t
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Rise in dairy products, AirBaltic issues Coffee and meat became more expensive this past summer, and in the fall, the prices will also increase for dairy products, Nozare.lv was informed by retailers. On the other hand, the pr
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Berlusconi hangs on amid cuts and sex sagasSilvio Berlusconi’s exasperated denunciation of Italy as “this shitty country”, emblazoned across newspapers on Friday, may yet haunt the corridors of Brussels and Frankfurt, judging
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Mortgage arrears worsenIrish residential mortgages in arrears or restructured due to financial distress rose 10 per cent in the second quarter from the previous three months, heaping pressure on the government to come up with
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Jobless rate unchanged 10.8%Hungary's average unemployment rate was 10.8% in the 15-74 age groups in May-July 2011, unchanged from 10.8% in April-June and down from 11.0% in May-July 2010, the Central Statistics Office (KS
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When Will Greece Say 'Enough Is Enough'?EU leaders yesterday rounded on the new Head of the IMF calling her comments on Europe 'misguided'. Christine Lagarde's assessment is certainly stark. The former Fren
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Euro bail-out in doubt as "hysteria" sweeps GermanyMrs Merkel has cancelled a high-profile trip to Russia on September 7, the crucial day when the package goes to the Bundestag and the country's constitutional co
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case dismissed, appealedA New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday after prosecutors lost faith in the credibility
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Rehn rejects option to lead FinlandOlli Rehn, the European Union’s top economic official, has decided not to leave the post and run for president of Finland. He announced on Sunday he did not believe he should leave in t
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Spirituality in Estonia - the world's 'least religious' countryWhen Estonians were recently asked whether religion played an important part in their life, only 20% said yes. It suggests the Baltic country is, stati
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Pirate radio crackdownThe Netherlands has been a hotbed of unlicensed radio activity for decades. Dutch stations like the storied Radio Veronica, which broadcast off-shore from 1960 to 1974, inspired the UK pirate radio scene
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Racial motivation possibly behind group attackIn Rumburk (Děčín district) a mass attack took place in the early morning hours of today that evidently involved 24 people. Police spokesperson Jaromíra St
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Danish report regional banks dump assets to avoid international funding wallDenmark’s regional banks are cutting lending and selling off assets to generate cash needed to escape an international funding wall as policy ma
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Tensions mounting in Cyprus over Oil, gas exploration plansTensions are mounting between the Cyprus and Turkey over the island nation's plans to begin oil and gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Drilling is s
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Ex PM Stanishev escapes court, faces slim fineSergey Stanishev, Bulgaria's former prime minister and leader of the opposition Socialist Party, who was charged last year over the leak of a classified report on organized cri
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For inciting riot online, 2 get 4-yr jail in BritainTwo men who tried to incite a riot on Facebook have been handed the longest jail terms so far by courts dealing with last week's violence in Britain. Jordan Blackshaw, 20
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Muslim face veil fine paid off by French businessmanRachid Nekkaz, a French businessman, travelled to Brussels to settle the 50 euro fines handed out to teenagers aged 16 and 17. It has been illegal to wear the face veil or
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Growth of Austria s economy remains highThe growth of Austria's economy remained high in the second quarter of 2011. Despite the sombre mood among Austrian businesses due to stock market turbulences, the rise in the GDP cl
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Slovenian coachman fined $1,700 for drunk drivingSlovenian police imposed a fine of 1,200 euro ($1,700) on a man, who drove a horse-drawn carriage while drunk, the Belgrade-based Tanjug news agency reported. The 41-year-old ma
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Soros suggests Greece, Portugal quit euro-zoneGeorge Soros, the US speculator turned billionaire philanthropist, has suggested both Greece and Portugal quit the European Union and the euro-zone because of their massive debts.
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Slovak Inflation Slows for Second Month to 3.7% on Food PricesSlovakia’s inflation rate fell for a second month to 3.7 percent in July from 3.9 percent in the previous month, the statistics office said. Consu
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Billionaire Spanish Duchess of Alba, 85, gives away fortune to marrySpain’s 18th Duchess of Alba is giving away her personal fortune so she can marry a Spanish civil servant, 25 years her junior. With thousands of acres
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Increased religious violence in SwedenFrom 2008 to 2009; Sweden went from being one of the calmest countries in this respect to a position in the middle. In 2008 the index number was 1.2 and in 2009 it was 2.3. Sweden’s
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Jewish group urges Romania to change anti-Semitic definitionA Jewish group on Tuesday urged Romania to change the definition of an anti-Semitic word included in a widely-circulated dictionary, saying it was "an expression
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Banks' ECB borrowing little changed in JulyPortuguese banks' cumulative borrowing from the European Central Bank was virtually unchanged last month from June, as banks' access to the wholesale interbank funding mar
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Former deputy prime minister diesPoland's former deputy Prime Minister Andrzej Lepper was found dead in his apartment in the capital, Warsaw, on Thursday, his party said in a statement. Lepper, 57, who headed Poland's
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Tigers in high heelsDespite the idea that discrimination of women in business is rampant in Latvia and the Baltic States, studies by both local and international groups have shown otherwise. There is also a common misconceptio
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Italy approves draft law banning burqa Italy's parliamentary commission has approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public. The draft law was sponsored by Souad Sbai, a Moroccan-born
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Ireland set to 'overachieve' on EU-IMF deficit targetsIreland has met or “overachieved” in implementing the terms of the EU-IMF bailout, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said in a letter to the two i
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Interior minister sees no sign of far-right terrorism in GermanyGermany’s top security official is saying after the deadly attacks in Norway that there are no signs of any far-right terrorist activity in his country. A N
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Sarkozy approval rating at 11-month high: pollPresident Nicolas Sarkozy's approval rating continued to rebound ahead of a 2012 election, a new poll found on Saturday, vaulting France's centre-right leader to his highes
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Nuclear power is in last place in the race against climate changeThe fight against climate change is a race against time. If we are to avoid the catastrophic consequences of rising global temperatures then strong and meaningfu
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Greece to default as EU agrees €159bn bailoutGreece is set to lead the eurozone's first-ever default as European leaders agreed that the private holders of Greek debt will take a hit of €50bn over three years.
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Estonian wind farm taps GE for turbinesEstonian wind energy providers this week tapped GE for 18 turbines to outfit what will be one of the biggest wind farms in the Baltic region. The state-owned electric utility Eesti Energi
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Dutch telecom hikes rates after net neutrality law The Netherlands' largest telecommunications company announced big price hikes for mobile Internet customers on Tuesday, less than a month after Parliament approved one of
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E.U. pressures Denmark on new border controlsConcerns that Denmark may be undermining Europe’s free travel zone intensified on Monday when the Danish authorities were told that they had failed to justify extra customs co
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Brussels probes Czech power utilityEuropean competition officials have opened a formal probe into CEZ over suspicions that the Czech Republic’s largest power utility illegally hampered rivals from entering the domestic w
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Cyprus leader vows 'thorough' probe of deadly Iran arms blastIn his first public address since the Monday morning blast, which also injured 62 people and damaged hundreds of homes, The Cypriot president, Demetris Chris
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Bulgaria needs international election observersPolitical season will die out after the no-confidence motion. The elections and situation will get hotter in September when election campaign will kick off, sociologist Tsvetozar
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Politicians’ gun for MurdochAfter holding out for a week, media baron Rupert Murdoch referred a controversial bid to take over British broadcaster BSkyB to the country’s Competition Commission. But his reported pla
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Economic fundamentals are strongBelgian political parties must first form a government, then reduce debt and balance the budget, the leader of current negotiations Elio di Rupo said Tuesday after setting out proposals to unloc
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Austria doesn’t see capital surcharge for nation’s top banksAustrian regulators won’t pursue a capital surcharge for the country’s biggest banks as European policymakers are debating how to adapt at the
 Rating agencies of legitimating economic gossipRating agencies of legitimating economic gossip by Thanos Kalamidas
For one more time rating agencies are under fire from the European leaders and the European Union, so what? Is like saying capitalism is bad? Fine, we all know it by now but what are we doing by now for that except nagging because that’s wha
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Minority cabinet won’t rule until term-end.Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor’s minority government probably won’t complete its term in office, which ends in the second half of 2012, a poll showed. Some 64
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Swedish arms investigators seek SA’s helpThe Swedish prosecutorial authority wants the help of its South African counterparts in investigating alleged corruption arising out of the notorious arms proc
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Europe's last 'sherpas' going strong in SlovakiaBarely visible under a keg of beer, bottles of water and sacks of heating coke on his back, Slovak Edo Liptak sets out on his gruelling daily climb as one of Europe
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Gypsies face ghettoization in RomaniaIn Arizona, politicians are trying to build a wall on the Mexican border to keep people out. Across the Atlantic, in an industrial city in Romania, a wall is being built to keep people in.
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PM proposes new one-off levy on incomePortugal's new centre-right prime minister announced on Thursday an extraordinary tax to be levied on year-end bonuses, showing his determination to fix public finances with a step bey
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Account shortfall widens less than forecastPoland’s first-quarter current- account deficit was less than the median estimate of economist as the central bank’s change in methodology added less to the shortfall than
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First on demand service launches in MaltaMalta’s first on demand television service is to launch on the Melita cablenet courtesy of the On Demand Group (ODG). The service, branded “ondemand!” will be the 18th
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Lithuania approves compensation for confiscated propertyLithuania's parliament agreed to pay $52 million over 10 years to compensate for properties confiscated from Lithuanian Jews by the Nazis and Soviets. International a
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Latvia says could seek NATO support over Mistral threat Latvia will ask NATO for support if Russia deploys French-built Mistral warships in the Baltic Sea because it would change the balance of forces in the region, Defence Mi
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Florence requests Mona Lisa's return, Paris says no way Italy has launched a campaign to convince the Louvre Museum in Paris to lend the Mona Lisa painting to Florence's Uffizi Gallery in 2013 to mark the 100th anniver
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Ireland cuts bank bill, economy grows in Q1Ireland's economy rebounded sharply in the first quarter and the government cut its bill for bailing out the financial sector by nearly 2 billion Euros on Thursday after a success
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Hungary PM to announce world record state debt cut todayHungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is to make a statement today expectedly at 14:00 CET, the PM’s office said in an email. Orbán told public ra
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Germany provides loan guarantees to prop up GreeceWolfgang Schauble, finance minister, said Germany was prepared to beef up the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) - one of the mechanisms set up last year as a temporary m
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Sarkozy’s ex-wife sparks frenzy with 2012 'novel'France’s celebrity gossip journalists have been rubbing their hands together in anticipation this week after Nicolas Sarkozy’s former wife opened up ab
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Finland agrees on government after complex talksFinland's prime minister-designate says six parties have agreed to form a broad coalition government after weeks of complex talks that lingered mainly because of economic iss
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Estonia emerging as bullish Baltic nationEstonia is no longer Europe's best kept secret, with increasing GDP growth, record numbers of tourists and a commitment to renewable energies and eco developments. The smallest of t
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Bondholders need to step up in GreeceAs the Greece crisis began to destabilize wider financial markets on Thursday, Canada’s former top central banker added his voice to those advocating a solution involving bondholders
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Tensions remain over Denmark's border-control plans Germany and Denmark have failed to resolve a dispute over the Danish government's plans to re-establish permanent border controls. Following a meeting with his Danish
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Czech unions to go ahead with strike despite court banThe planned strike against government's reform package will take place, but it is not yet certain when and it what form, Czech trade union representatives said today, r
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Refugees and migration influxInterior Minister Neoklis Sylikiotis stressed the need for additional action and policies with a view to implement the EU principle of solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility with regard to r
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European Central Bank’s Trichet rebuffs German bailout demandsThe European Central Bank will oppose any deal to address Greece’s debt problems that involves forcing the nation’s lenders to take a loss, ECB Pr
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Threats of snap elections are dramatic PlayThere are no conditions in Bulgaria to have snapped parliamentary elections or to topple the cabinet in a no-confidence vote. The comments were made by Bulgarian political scientists
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Britain deploys top diplomat, helicopters to LibyaBritish Foreign Minister William Hague flew to Benghazi on Saturday to meet rebels fighting to oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi after NATO deployed attack choppers for the first time. Russia
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Government in CrisisIt's approaching rapidly to the one year mark. That's how long the nation of Belgium has been without a government. Belgium has a geographic and linguistic divide that features a Flemish speaking no
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‘Hundreds’ of Austrian informers found in Czechoslovak archivesCzechoslovak communist era secret police archives show how hundreds of Austrians were paid to help secure the Cold War border. A sinister chapter in th
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Health Minister pushes for complete smoking banThe Bulgarian Health Ministry will submit a proposal to Cabinet, outlining amendments to the Health Act, calling for the introduction of a complete ban on smoking in enclosed publ
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Spain seeks compensation as greater countries ban imports of Spanish produceAs the number of fatal victims of the E.coli outbreak in Germany rises to 13 and greater countries block the import of Spanish products, Spanish fruit
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Catholic Malta votes for divorceVoters in the overwhelmingly Catholic Mediterranean state of Malta have voted to legalise divorce, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi announced yesterday after a weekend referendum.  Gonzi, who
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Obama reassures key ally PolandMilitary ties topped the agenda as U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his European tour with a visit to staunch ally Poland on Saturday. Fresh from the G8 economic summit in France, and after
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Competition Commission investigation into UK banking "inevitable"Lloyds and the Treasury are locked in talks on the issue but the banking group has made it clear it sees no reason why it should dispose of any more br
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Trial of anti-Islamic Dutch MP continue'An appeals court in Amsterdam has decided to continue the hate-speech trial of anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders.  The appeals judge presiding over the trial rejected Wi
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German politician on controversial trip to PolandErika Steinbach, the president of the right wing Federation of German Expellees (BdV) was in Gdansk, Sunday, beginning a two-day trip to Poland, where critics accuse her of hist
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Another wall separating Roma from non-Roma plannedYet another wall is evidently being planned in Slovakia to separate the Roma community from other nearby residents. The town of Vrútky in the north of the country wants to
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Spain protesters defy ban to remain in Madrid squareTens of thousands of Spanish protesters have defied a government ban and camped out overnight in a square in the capital, Madrid. The protesters are angry with the government
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Hungary to ban use of foreign license platesThere's a little plague going on in Eastern Europe, one that causes a lot of trouble for the drivers in countries like Romania or Hungary. That little plague is simply called a t
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Italy's 'Super Mario' anointed as ECB headMario Draghi, who on Monday was anointed to head the European Central Bank come October, is known in Italy as "Super Mario", and has stature abroad and respect at
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German economy minister rejects Greece exit from euroGermany's economy minister rejected on Sunday speculation that Greece should abandon the euro zone and return to the drachma, arguing that this would only weaken Europe
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President Sarkozy shifts into re-election modeFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy put his re-election campaign machine into motion this week, strongly hinting at his candidacy during an interview with a French weekly that was pub
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Respite in the markets for Portugal after €78bn bailoutMarket pressure eased on Portugal yesterday as details began to emerge about the country's €78bn (£70bn) bailout deal hammered out with the European U
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Austria opens labour marketAustria is set open its labour market to 8 Eastern European members of the European Union (EU) on May 1 in a move that is expected to generate both challenges and opportunities. Austria and Germany a
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European fund absorption in Romania could increase by involving commercial banks The absorption of European funds in Romania could be improved by improving access procedures and by boosting the participation of private commerc
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Big inflow of migrant workersGermany could see a net inflow of almost 800,000 migrant workers from central and Eastern Europe over the next two years, following the opening of its borders to free labour movement in the Europea
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Nation's financial position improved in 2010Estonian companies, households and the government all found better financial footing in 2010, paying off debts and increasing assets, according to analysis by the Bank of Estonia
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Frustrated FinlandSolutions to the eurozone’s sovereign debt and banking crisis were proving elusive, to put it mildly, even before Sunday’s general election in Finland. But the task facing Europe’s leaders h
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Danish 'flexicurity' failing the test of the recessionA few years ago, there was a lot of praise for Denmark's "flexicurity" labour market strategy of flexible hiring and firing combined with generous une
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Czech president to be sent thousands of pensSome say the pen is mightier than the sword. If true, Czech President Vaclav Klaus will soon be a very mighty man. More than 5,000 Czechs have signed up to a Facebook campaign to mai
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Historic race off UN list Italy's Tourism Minister has blocked the centuries-old Palio horse race from being nominated for World Heritage status over concerns about animal cruelty, angering local politicians and residents
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Dutch shooter had already been in trouble over weaponsThousands of people, many carrying candles, gathered late Sunday to pay their respects to the victims of the shooting spree in the Dutch town of Alphen aan de Rijn a day ea
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Bulgarian Socialists vow for economic paradiseThe opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party presented Saturday an ambitious program for governing the country, setting high goals in the field of the economy. The program of the main
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Belgium's Solvay to acquire France's Rhodia in billion-dollar dealThe Belgian chemical company Solvay announced Monday that it is seeking to acquire French competitor Rhodia in a 3.4-billion-euro (4.8-billion-dollar) t
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Austria says Turkey must recall ambassadorAustria demands that Turkey should recall its ambassador from Vienna, writes Turkish Beyazgazete newspaper. Official Vienna gave to understand to Ankara through diplomatic sources that
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Economy bottoms but only gradual recovery seenFollowing several years of rapid growth, the Romanian economy entered recession in 2008 as a result of the global economic crisis. While most of the economies in Central and Easter
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Nuclear tensions eruptTensions within Germany’s centre-right coalition government have burst into the open in Berlin, with leading members of the ruling parties competing in calls for ever more drastic moves to abandon n
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Sweden responds to EU criticism of wolf huntSweden's environment minister on Monday said the country's wolf hunt was necessary to boost acceptance of the animal, in a response to a European Commission reprimand for all
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RBS jettisons Spanish assets and loans at a lossTaxpayer-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland sold off a large chunk of its most risky Spanish property loans and assets at a significant loss. The bank said the loans and propertie
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Dutch woman, 63, gives birth: New country recordA 63-year-old Dutch woman gave birth to a daughter on Monday, becoming the oldest-ever new mother in the Netherlands, the hospital and news reports said. "Baby Meagan was bo
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French voters slam Sarkozy in local ballotingFrench voters slammed President Nicolas Sarkozy in the first round of local elections on Sunday, as the ruling UMP party fell well behind the opposition Socialists and close to the
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British forces fire missiles at GaddafiDavid Cameron ordered British forces into action against Libya in “Operation Ellamy” after world leaders united to tell the dictator the “time for action” had come
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Greece should be given time to sort out its finances before talk of any debt restructuringGreece should be given time to sort out its finances before talk of any debt restructuring, which would have serious consequences, Peter
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Germany's Merkel hit by EU compromise, nuclear powerThe radiation threat from damaged Japanese nuclear power plants after a devastating earthquake has added to Chancellor Angela Merkel's domestic troubles ahead of thre
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17 Things you didn't know about St Patrick's DaySaint Patrick's Day is the most international of national days, celebrated from Boston to Buenos Aires and from Singapore to Seoul. What those cities also tend to sha
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Gov't coalition approves VAT unification at 17.5%The Czech government coalition parties yesterday backpedalled on the quick VAT unification plan and agreed on the preservation of a lower VAT of 14 percent in 2012 and on VA
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Greece faces match-fixing claim, football association vows to 'shed light' on allegationsThe Greek football federation is promising to "shed light" on allegations of match fixing made by a prominent Athens la
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Text messages to replace stamps in SwedenThe Swedish postal service plans to give customers' tongues a rest by allowing them to pay their postage via mobile phone text message instead of stamps. A similar system is set for
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Estonia PM tipped to win re-electionEstonia’s Prime Minister, Andrus Ansip, is poised to win in a general election on Sunday, with voters likely to reward his coalition government for steering the Baltic country out of a
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Rasmussen seeks more voice in EU debateDanish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said Denmark would have more clout in EU affairs if it adopted the euro. Denmark will assume the EU presidency in January 2012, a rotating respo
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Belgium’s debt is great unifier as government talks drag onThere are 342 billion reasons why Belgium won’t break apart. That figure is the size of the national debt in Euros: 31,560 Euros ($43,560) for every Belgia
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Greenpeace warns on France-SA nuclear dealsInternational  environmental activism group Greenpeace yesterday warned that President Jacob Zuma should not "fall into a dangerous trap" by signing deals with the Fren
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Enda Kenny looks to new start for Ireland after Fine Gael election surgeThe centre-right party swept to victory in Friday’s election following voter anger at the nation’s financial meltdown. It is now under pressur
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Luxembourg Foreign Minister visits GazaLuxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Assleborn on Friday urged both the Palestinians and Israelis to "avoid violence and work hard to reach a peaceful solution to the prolonged conflict.
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Ten more Romanian border police officers placed under arrestThe Bucharest Court of Appeals has issued 29-day preventive arrest warrants for ten more border police officers from Albita customs in eastern Romania detained Monday
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Air Malta Tripoli flight cancelled because of congestionAn Air Malta flight to Tripoli was cancelled this evening because of operational reasons, an airline spokesman said. Informed sources said the cancellation was forced on
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Slovenian consumer morale at 18-month low Slovenia's consumer confidence further worsened in February to its lowest level since mid-2009, a survey conducted by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia revealed Mo
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Spain creates Food Security Cofinancing Facility Trust Fund Spain has established a new €300 million fund targeting rural poverty and food security, the country's Foreign Affairs Minister announced today on the occas
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Sweden target of online threatsAn English-language online publication with links to al-Qaida has praised the suicide bomber attack in Stockholm in December, Swedish security officials said. Swedish terrorism Magnus Ranstort sa
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Romanian students are given guide saying that gift giving to teachers could be corruptA new anti-corruption campaign is being launched in Romania, this one aimed at students who give gifts to their teachers. A civic group and
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Portugal gets cheaper money as debt crisis easesFinancially troubled Portugal raised euro1.255 billion in a Treasury bill sale Wednesday and its borrowing costs fell as tension over Europe's debt woes continued to ebb. Por
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Poland’s kids addicted to energy drinksEvery fifth Polish secondary school pupil consumes energy drinks several times a week, shows research by the Mazovia Centre for Addiction Prevention. Young Poles consume energy drin
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Cancer rates in MaltaStatistics on cancer incidence in Malta published last week contrast sharply with other figures that were released in September, but health authorities insist that both are correct. It is simply a case of
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Lithuania banking sector cuts losses in 2010Lithuania's banking sector, dominated by Scandinavian groups, made only a small loss in 2010, showing a recovery from the big deficits of 2009, the central bank said on Friday. T
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Latvian prime minister says IMF is "unpredictable partner" Latvia remained 'on target' to adopt the euro in 2014, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis said Thursday, but described the International Monetary Fund
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Silvio Berlusconi 'has made Italians a laughing stock' "Our young people abroad are called 'bunga bunga' Italians and that is not a flattering definition," the Famiglia Cristiana (Christian Family) ma
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Irish opposition pParties call for February election Ireland's two main opposition parties Monday called on the Fianna Fail-led minority government to fast-track legislation for the country's international bailout and
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EC questions about media law technical, says government officialThe European Commission's questions to the Hungarian government concerning the new media law are "of a technical nature" rather than about the freed
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Greece pledges to enforce disputed smoking banGreece has pledged to enforce a smoking ban enacted last year, the latest after decades of failed effort, which continues to be widely flouted in Europe's most nicotine-addicte
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Euro Group leader exhorts Germany to expand rescue fundThe influential head of the Euro Group of 17 countries that have adopted Europe's common currency is warning that Germany must move to expand the money available in th
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Finland not ratifying indigenous peoples ConventionFinland will not ratify the UN convention upholding the rights of its indigenous Sámi population in this government’s term, reports media group Alma Media. The EU h
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French minister plays defence after controversial remarks on TunisiaWhen French Foreign Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie said last week that France could help Tunisia control the protests against President Zine al-Abidine Be
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Bigger EU rescue fund possible, not ideal-EstoniaAn expansion of the European Union's bailout fund is still a possibility but is not necessary at the moment, Estonia's finance minister said on Wednesday. European finan
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Conditions on expanding EU bail-out fundThe Netherlands has stopped its opposition to the expansion of a European emergency fund to bail out countries which get into financial trouble on condition countries get their finances
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No student grants for foreigners, parties propose Non-Danes studying in Denmark will no longer qualify for the SU student grant, according to a proposal put forth by the PM’s Liberal Party and supported by the Danish Peo
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The Czech Republic has announced a major healthcare reform planHealth minister Leos Heger has unveiled the comprehensive reform plan in response to protests from the country’s doctors, who are threatening to emigrate en
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Cyprus has no imminent plans for borrowingCyprus has no imminent plans to borrow from international markets because it has covered its financing needs for coming months, the Finance Ministry said on Thursday. The island
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Government declares war on fuel smugglersBulgaria’s government has declared a war on fuel smuggling rings across the country.  “All gasoline pumps in Bulgaria will be protected by special electronic chips, Fin
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Undercover cop 'played key role' in UK power station plotA trial against six environmental activists accused of conspiring to shut down a power station in the UK has collapsed amid questions over the role of an underco
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Belgium renews efforts to form a new government Since Belgium's election in June 2010, the parties have failed to form a coalition. A new proposal by Belgium's latest mediator tries to find a compromise for the two dee
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World War II-era Nazi mass grave thought foundHistorians believe they have found a World War II-era mass grave containing the bodies of 220 disabled people killed by Nazis in Austria, they announced this week. The discovery wa
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Opposition targets Viktor OrbanHungary's opposition struck back at a disputed media law Wednesday, by filing a complaint against a friend of Premier Viktor Orban for what it claims were hateful comments in a recent article
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Estonia enters euro zone amid nostalgia for kroon It was a moment the Estonian government - one of a line of liberal, pro-Western coalitions that have ruled the country since 1992 - had been awaiting for years. At midnight on
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Juppé in Kabul on Christmas visitFrench Defence Minister Alain Juppe arrived in Kabul Saturday for a Christmas visit to troops deployed in Afghanistan, according to an AFP journalist. France has around 3,850 troops deployed in
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In briefThe three Latvian helicopter pilots released by Sudanese kidnappers last week have returned home to Latvia, reports LETA. The three Latvian citizens, who were kidnapped in Sudan’s troubled region of Darfur more t
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Moody's may cut Greek credit rating, now on reviewMoody's Investors Service put Greece's sovereign foreign currency credit rating on review for possible downgrade on Thursday, citing uncertainty over the country
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Berlusconi seeks fresh start after bitter Italy voteItalian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sought to woo rebel deputies on Wednesday, a day after surviving a vote that saw tumultuous scenes in parliament and set off some of
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Belgium grants DRC 14 million Euros for elections Belgium is to give 14 million Euros to DR Congo towards its 2011 general election, according to a statement from the Belgian government made available to the press in Brussels
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Does not need international bailout Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates says his country can solve its financial problems by itself and does not need an international bailout. In an interview published Saturday, Mr. Socrat
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Extension of coal subsidiesGermany has won its battle to ensure that state subsidies to loss-making coal mines can continue until 2018, rather than a 2014 cut-off date proposed last summer. Under a deal formally approved by in
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Greek budget revenues pick up in NovemberA Greek official said that lagging budget revenues picked up significantly in November, raising hopes that the debt-ridden country will meet its revenue boosting targets at the end of t
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Central bank raises key interest rateHungary's central bank raised its main interest rate from an annual 5.25 percent to 5.50 percent on Monday because of expectations of higher inflation. The bank now expects inflation to
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Poland's Komorowski hails Russian recognition of Katyn massacrePolish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Saturday hailed the decision by the lower house of Russia's parliament approving a declaration recognizing the 194
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Bulgaria to focus on partnership with neighbouring countriesBulgaria will focus on the joint partnership with neighbouring countries because the European Union has always tolerated the joint projects for prevention and early n
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Toxic waste cargo ship 'failed safety inspection'The Maritime Union of Australia is concerned about workers loading toxic waste from the Orica plant onto a ship bound for Denmark. The ship, Beluga Fascination, currentl
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Sarkozy calls journalists paedophiles“See you tomorrow, paedophile friends!” was French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s surprising farewell to reporters at a briefing during the Lisbon Nato conference Friday. Sar
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Tourist sector fears cannabis banThe tourist sector fears that Amsterdam in particular will attract fewer foreign visitors if cabinet plans to exclude them from so-called 'coffee-shops' go ahead. The cabinet wants the
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27 held after drug gang raids in UKMore than 200 police officers took part in co-ordinated raids across the UK in an operation targeting drug gangs. Twenty men and two women were arrested in Merseyside, three men in London, on
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Exactly how safe are your Irish savings?Over the past two years Irish, Dutch, Indian, Turkish and Cypriot banks, among others, have offered far more competitive deals to UK savers than many home-grown banks, particularly on lo
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Lithuanian president calls Lukashenka guarantor of Belarus' stability, independenceLithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said that Alyaksandr Lukashenka's victory in December's presidential election would safegua
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Romania: GDP contraction deepens further in Q3On November 12th, the statistics service released the preliminary flash estimate of GDP in Q3. According to the flash estimate, GDP on an unadjusted basis declined by 2.5% yoy in Q
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Belgium's embattled archbishop gets pie in face at All Saints service, won't press chargesBelgian media says the country's ultraconservative Roman Catholic archbishop was hit by a pie in the face during an All Sain
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Pope Longs for Franco on visit to SpainPope Benedict lamented the end of fascist rule in Spain that kept the Catholic Church’s religious beliefs codified, and the Catholic Church running much of the nation as a lapdog fo
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Belgian euthanasia comedy wins Rome film festivalBelgium's "Kill Me Please", a black comedy about euthanasia shot by French director Olias Barco, won the Golden Marc'Aurelio best film award at the Rome film f
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Residents of Hungarian Kolontar village return homeHundreds of residents of the village of Kolontar in Hungary started returning to their homes after being evacuated over the toxic burst at the local aluminium production plant
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Estonia has largest wages and pensions in the BalticsEstonia has not only the largest wages in the Baltic countries but also the highest pensions, according to a financial survey of Baltic households by SEB Group economists. I
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Netherlands edges towards banning burqaTwo centre-right parties have agreed to ban the burqa in the Netherlands as a price for parliamentary support from the anti-Islam Freedom party for their minority government. Liberals lea
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In the UN AssemblyTurkey can prove its commitment to a lasting solution of the Cyprus issue by withdrawing immediately its occupation forces from the island, thus boosting both the negotiation process and its own European pers
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Jobless rate inches down to 11.3 percentPoland's jobless rate declined for the eighth straight month in August, to 11.3 percent, the Central Statistical Office said Friday. The office said some 1.8 million people in this n
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Bishops address celibacy ruleThree Roman Catholic bishops, reacting to damaging sexual abuse scandals in their ranks, have urged the church to consider easing its celibacy requirement for priests. Bishop Jozef de Kesel of Brug
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Denmark's FSP, Lærernes team up on residential developmentDanish pension funds FSP Pension and Lærernes Pension have teamed up to invest nearly DKK400m (€53.7m) in a new residential property development in
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When Britain decided to stop spying on IndiaThe British were so unsure about intelligence sharing with post-independent India, its spy agencies decided to set up an unprecedented covert operation in the country but its agent
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Austerity Protests Sweep RomaniaAntigovernment demonstrations broke out across Romania on Wednesday as medical workers, taxi drivers and civil servants protested cuts in salaries, bonuses and jobs. Authorities fired tear gas a
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Sarkozy fights back in Roma row at EU summitNicolas Sarkozy, France's president, caused consternation in European Union circles this evening when he claimed that Germany was planning to follow France's example and clea
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100 BMWs for free! Slovenian government under fire for accepting donation of carsThings got complicated for the Slovenian government after it announced BMW Slovenia was offering it 100 new vehicles for free for five years, aft
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Reinfeldt coalition widens lead to 9.7% Sweden’s ruling coalition has widened its lead over the opposition, according to an opinion poll before next week’s parliamentary elections, conducted by the pollster Sifo
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Miners stage an underground sit-in In stark contrast to the plight of the trapped miners in Chile, a group in Spain have deliberately chosen to stay underground. The men are two weeks into a strike to demand wages they say the
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Estonia Aims to Cut ‘Too High’ Energy Subsidies, Minister SaysEstonia’s government wants to reduce subsidies for renewable energy producers to cut costs for consumers, Economy Minister Juhan Parts said. The E
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Finland opens clinic to help poker players on …tiltIn most of the world, you'd have to describe the relationship between poker players and governments as icy, at best. But that doesn't seem to be the case in Finl
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Italian minister apologises after delivery room fightItaly's health minister has apologised to a woman for a fight between two doctors in the delivery room as she was about to give birth. The authorities are investigating
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German official espousing Nazi racial ideologyThe German official who authored a new doomsday book on the future of Germany appears to endorse Nazi racial ideology, Jewish leaders said. Thilo Sarrazin, a board member of the Ge
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Sarkozy under fire from within his own ranks on Roma policyThe French government’s first ministers meeting after the summer recess will be held on Wednesday, marking the beginning of what could be President Nicolas Sarko
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Fighting criminal gangs at the European levelBelgium's Interior Minister Annemie Turtelboom (Flemish liberal) has asked the European Union to step up its coordinated efforts to tackle travelling criminal gangs. Another wor
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Wedding gift triggers bribery claims against Swedish princessA Swedish billionaire’s controversial wedding present to Crown Princess Victoria – the use of his private jet, yacht and luxury US ranch for her recent h
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No Spanish air traffic strike in AugustPassenger fears over a potential strike by Spanish air traffic controllers have been –temporarily – allayed following an announcement by unions. Spanish air traffic controller
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Bulgarian Navy marks 131st anniversaryThe Bulgarian Naval Forces mark over the weekend the 131-year anniversary of their establishment in the presence of local and State officials and numerous events in the Black Sea cities of
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Belgium have lowered the age for the Gardasil vaccine to 9 yearsIt has been revealed by the European Medicines Agency that Belgium have decided to change their vaccine policy, regarding the Gardasil vaccine, lowering the origi
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Tax break for artist legacyFrench Labour Minister Eric Woerth was subject to yet more allegations of financial wrongdoing on Wednesday, in connection with the will of French artist Cesar Baldaccini. Left-leaning daily Liberati
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Sarkozy looks to strip citizenship from those who threaten policePresident Nicolas Sarkozy warned on Friday that France would strip foreign-born criminals of their French nationality if they use violence against police or publ
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Hungarian PM reiterates intention to break with IMF when contract expiresGetting free of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be a step towards national self-determination, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. Ret
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Row over Danish plan to cut immigrants' pay A bitter political row has erupted in Denmark over proposals by a member of the ruling party to slash the minimum wage for immigrant workers by half to help them gain a foothold
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Finnish MP to head probe of deadly ethnic clashes in KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan has accepted European proposals for an international investigation into interethnic violence that killed hundreds in the south of the country last month
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Berlusconi wins confidence voteThe Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has won a vote of confidence on an unpopular 25 billion Euro (32 billion dollars) austerity package. The two year plan was approved by 170 votes to 13
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Estonia looks to boost euro supportThe Estonian Finance Ministry has announced that it will launch a campaign to increase support among the general population for the country joining the euro zone at the start of next year. Ac
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Angry residents call for end to exercises Tempers flared at the National Guard’s (NG) Kalo Chorio firing range in Larnaca yesterday, after dozens of nearby residents demanded an end to military exercises until after the
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Madrid fetes Spain’s World Cup winnersSpain’s triumphant World Cup football team returned home to a heroes’ welcome in Madrid on Monday, amid optimistic predictions that their victory over the Netherlands wou
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Vlad the Impaler 'no worse than other princes'An exhibition in Romania aims to debunk the myths surrounding Walachian prince Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Bram Stoker's bloodsucking
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Bishop nomination is Vatican's demonstration of powerThe appointment of Ägidius Zsifkovics as new bishop of the Eisenstadt diocese has been branded a "reckless demonstration of power by the Vatican." Theolog
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Anti-veil law risks being shot down by constitutional councilA proposed law against the wearing of the full Islamic veil in French public spaces is to be sent to France’s Constitutional Council after being voted on by th
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Reforms face legal testThe government faced fresh opposition to its planned pension and labour reforms yesterday, from within its own ranks and beyond, as the Court of Audit said at least five provisions in the proposed change
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President defends Jose Saramago funeral no-showPortugal's President Anibal Cavaco Silva has defended his decision not to attend the funeral of Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago. The author, who died aged 87, moved t
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Anti-smoking legislationRestaurateurs bar owners and anti-tobacco groups have slammed new anti-smoking legislation, saying it merely legitimizes and enforces existing practices. The new law, which will come into effect July 1,
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Portraits of Apostles discovered in catacombs of St TheclaThe niche of the Apostles, at the site known as Ponticello di San Paolo, first revealed St Paul a year ago. Now he has been joined by Peter, Andrew and John. The fourth
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MSZP could drop candidateIn February the Budapest the Socialists appeared to have already chosen their Budapest mayoral candidate for the local government elections in autumn: Csaba Horváth was then the party’s choi
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Divisions Expected to Widen After Belgian VoteBelgians will vote Sunday in elections that are expected to showcase the tensions between French and Flemish speakers that have prompted speculation that this country of 10.6 milli
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Sweden backs whale hunt planMinister for the Environment Andreas Carlgren has joined forces with Denmark in seeking a compromise that would allow the world's foremost whaling nations Japan, Norway and Iceland to conduct le
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DeadlockBelgium has a fresh crisis on its hands, with Sunday's legislative polls yet again throwing up two distinct and mutually hostile political blocs. The country, which has been mired in political instability caused
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Putin meets with Sarkozy in Paris amid warship rowRussian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin held talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris Friday. Putin also met with former French President Jacques
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Anti-Islam party's success worries Dutch MuslimsOpinion polls had predicted the anti-Muslim Party for Freedom would do well in Dutch elections this week - but not this well. Led by the controversial politician Geert Wilder
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Labour MP 'acknowledges' corruption under pre-1987 Labour governmentsThe Nationalist Party has called on Labour leader Joseph Muscat to investigate former ministers after shadow minister Chris Cardona last month acknow
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Letta promises “Hard but I hope temporary sacrifices”“The time has come for sacrifices”, accords to Paolo Bonaiuti, who called for a signal of fairness from top earners. Gianni Letta stressed: “Th
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Government to sidestep Bundesrat on nuclear power plant extensionThe centre-right coalition government is looking to bypass the Bundesrat upper house to push through one of its more controversial policy plans – extending
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Silvio and Veronica Discuss AlimonyFor Veronica Lario, yesterday was like the day after an exam, a moment in which to absorb the fact that a long, long chapter of her life was coming to a close. Nineteen years of marriage and
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French anti-hero tells court that he is ‘no Robin Hood’ at heist trialA French armoured van driver who became an Internet hero when he made off with millions in cash told his trial Tuesday that he was no Robin Hood
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Backlash from parties, unions on the wayMembers of the PAME union, which is affiliated to the Communist Party, are seen yesterday in central Athens through a banner with the word ‘crisis’ in Greek. A 24-hour genera
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More International Meetings? Not Now.The next major international event Estonia will host after the NATO foreign ministers summit last week will most likely be the EU, Latin-American and Caribbean states summit in 2018. Since
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Francis Bacon heirs battle Van Gogh foundation In life, Francis Bacon regarded Van Gogh as a kindred spirit and would constantly pay tribute to the genius of the Dutch master. He quoted his letters as inspiration saying it was
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Mills covered for BerlusconiBritish lawyer David Mills covered for Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi during two tax-fraud trials in the late 1990s, Italy's highest appeals court said Wednesday. The Cassation Court's co
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Turkey still refuses to probe missing issuePresident of the Committee of Relatives of Undeclared Prisoners and Missing Persons, Nicos Theodosiou, said that Turkey still refuses to comply with a ruling of the European Court of
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Consumer Price Inflation Edges Up In MarchThe Statistics Portugal announced that the consumer price index or CPI rose 0.5% on an annual basis in March, faster than the 0.2% growth in the previous month. A year ago, the CPI was
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Michael Jackson fans greet La ToyaMichael Jackson fans greeted his sister La Toya with enthusiasm when she called at The Point this evening. A small crowd of people of all ages waited for the singer, carrying Michael Jackson p
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Copenhagen becomes COPENhagen City tries to rebrand itself as an international destination open for business following perceived failure of the climate talks. The epithet Hopenhagen, adopted by the city during last year’
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Investigators say no problems with Polish planeRussian investigators said there were no technical problems with the Soviet-made plane that crashed and killed the Polish president and 95 others over the weekend, suggesting pilo
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Klaus expresses shock over tragedy that claimed life of Polish president, dozens of othersPresident Václav Klaus has expressed his deepest condolences over the tragic death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski who was kille
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Election race beginsPolitical leaders have headed off on the campaign trail after Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the UK general election would be held on 6 May. He said he would seek a "clear" mandate to conti
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Romania not yet ready to fight graftThe change of mentality needed to eradicate graft in Romania “has not happened yet”, the country’s top anti-corruption prosecutor said yesterday, two days after a critical
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Government takes a pay cutCabinet members and government officials have voluntarily accepted a cut in their salaries their earnings by 10%, as a gesture to boost the economy of the island, by trimming state spending. The decis
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Kresal, Under Fire, Rejects CulpabilityInterior Minister Katarina Kresal has come under fire in the recent months over her alleged role in several high-profile stories. She also faces her second interpellation motion in a year
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Bulgaria's ruling party ready with the grounds for motion to impeach the PresidentRuling party GERB has started collecting signatures in Parliament to initiate an impeachment procedure against President Georgi Purvanov,
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Brown admits defence budget did NOT rise every yearGordon Brown was forced to admit misleading the official inquiry into the Iraq war by insisting the defence budget had risen in real terms every year under Labour. In a huge b
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"I am the Prime Minister of the whole country"Belgium's premier Yves Leterme (Flemish Christian democrat) has launched a charm offensive during a meeting in Wavre, south-east of Brussels in Wallonia. "I am t
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Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann: “Mongolia is important partner”Austria’s Chancellor Werner Faymann declared that Mongolia is an important partner in Asia. The reason for such a statement was the visit of M
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Political parties consolidate ahead of electionsLatvia's numerous political parties have begun to band together ahead of elections later this year. Support for major Latvian parties has fallen off drastically over the past
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Obama Invites PapandreouThe financial crisis and the way Greece is tackling its debt, the US-Greece bilateral relations, the Greco-Turkish relations, Cyprus, the issue of the FYROM name along with energy issues and the situati
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Svejnar dismisses info about his running in Czech polls for CSSDRenowned Czech-U.S. liberal economist Jan Svejnar has indirectly dismissed the media information that he might run in the May polls as a regional election leader
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Gazprom did not invite Transgaz officially to join South Stream There hasn't been any official invitation from Russian company Gazprom to Romanuan Company Transgaz for the latter to take part in South Stream, Gazprom Expor
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Bishop resigns over driving drunkThe head of the Lutheran Church in Germany, Margot Kaessmann, announced her resignation at a press conference after being pulled over for drunken driving days before. "One of my advisers s
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Politicians pounce on halal burger rowA move by a French fast-food chain to offer halal menus at a handful of restaurants has some politicians fuming, in the latest row over France's increasingly visible Muslim minority.
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Head of Military University in Budapest ArrestedPolice detained the head of the National Defence University on Tuesday, on suspicion of abuse of office, following a months-long investigation. There was a scuffle as Szabó
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Government wins motion of confidence in Minister O'DeaThe Government has this evening won a motion of confidence in Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea by 80 votes in favour and 69 against. The decision to hold the mot
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Christofias – Anastasiades – letters – talksPresident of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias has said that Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat had asked for the direct talks to be interrupted a
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Public employees to don nametagsState employees who work with the public will begin wearing name tags next Monday in the latest stage of a government campaign against civil servant slacking and rudeness. The policy is intended
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PM talks tough but EU may offer helpPM George Papandreou committed his government to taking any measures necessary to fix Greece’s public finances, after being buoyed by the support he received from French President Nico
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Government addresses medium-term development plansThe government on Feb. 9 agreed on the measures that would be carried out in order to ensure the fiscal consolidation of the state budget over the next two years, reports news
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PM hands 'national identity' debate over to committeePrime Minister François Fillon (left) said an "experts committee" would take over the debate on French national identity, bringing an end to months of
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Cimoszewicz – dead cert for president?If Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz decides to run for presidency, he will have high chances to win, even if Civic Platform chooses Bronislaw Komorowski as its candidate, shows a survey by th
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Giacometti sculpture ‘L'Homme Qui Marche’As of this week the value of the art at Louisiana Museum soared hundreds of millions of kroner. Specifically, the museum’s Alberto Giacometti sculpture ‘L
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A lot of empty chairs as deputies play hookeyMPs are routinely failing to turn up to committee meetings and plenary discussion sessions in adequate numbers, it emerged yesterday. In some cases less than half the required numbe
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Estonia shames errant fathers in cyberspaceAfter claims that they are failing to force absent fathers to pay child support, Estonian authorities have launched an Internet campaign to try to shame them into obeying court orders
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Hungarians Disgruntled, New Survey Finds    "According to the latest survey of Eurobarometer, Hungarians are, after Bulgarians, the second least satisfied nationality in the EU-27 as regards their own lives
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A woman with a knifeA young woman brandishing a knife entered DVD rentals shop demanding cash this afternoon but then apparently got frightened and ran out. The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. at Naxxar.The
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Freight transporters protest against problems in new road tolling systemThe Slovak lorry drivers continue their protesting action against problems accompanying the introduction of the new electronic road-tolling system. In eff
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Hungary C.Bank Can Cut Rates Further, Elections May Cause A Pause“Hungary's central bank (NBH) remains firmly in easing mode but the pace of rate cuts is likely to be slower and the bank may even take a pause in its
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City lunch plan under fire Kindergarten food program draws criticism less than one week after its commencement in Copenhagen. Meals provided to Copenhagen’s kindergarten and nursery school kids in accordance with the cit
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Hussite Church celebrating 90 years of existenceThe Czechoslovak Hussite Church served a mass at Saint Nicholas Church at Prague's Old Town Square to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its foundation.  The mass was ser
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10 biggest failures1. Freedom War Monument: The fiasco that surrounded the building of such a worthy monument was hugely embarrassing for Estonia. Everything started when bureaucrats decided to ignore the opin
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Camus stirs debate 50 years after his death50 years ago yesterday (January 4, 1960), Albert Camus died aged 47 in a car accident, cutting short the life of the iconic French writer, philosopher and journalist whose legacy live
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Berlusconi Forgives TartagliaSilvio Berlusconi has forgiven Massimo Tartaglia, the man who attacked him a week ago in Milan. However, Mr Berlusconi also said that when trying his assailant, magistrates should not send out t
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Copenhagen refuses to formally approve Obama accord After President Obama announced a break-through accord on Friday, all-night talks were held at the climate conference in Copenhagen about recognizing a political compromise t
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Alcohol controls in 3 Flemish provinces The police in the provinces of East & West Flanders held large-scale alcohol controls last night. The 'Night of Traffic Safety' was an initiative of the governor of East Flan
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Antique car dealer finds Hitler's Mercedes A Düsseldorf antique car dealer working on behalf of a Russian billionaire told The Local on Monday he has located a Mercedes limousine belonging to Nazi dictator Ado
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Prosecutors to appeal chemical plant explosion acquittalFrench prosecutors said that they would appeal a court ruling that cleared a Total subsidiary and its former boss of responsibility for a chemical plant blast that kil
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Estonian businessman charged with market shares manipulationA prominent businessman in Estonia, Toomas Tool, has been charged with manipulating stock prices, been reported.  The businessman, who owns large tracts of re
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Left-wing party blocked day-care agreement More day-care centre blockades may be on the way if a budget agreement for the area is not reached soon. A day-care agreement should have been in place for the budget on Friday, accor
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Confusion in the Austrian parliamentA politician of the Peoples Party criticized a decision in a very emotional way. The bizarre thing about it? It was his own decision which he made only one day before.The fede
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Jail hostage-taker killed One prisoner has been shot dead and five people have been injured after a hostage-taking incident at a Belgian jail, officials say. A number of prisoners were taken hostage by two fellow inmates ar
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A shock in Larnaca SchoolDeputies on the House Education Committee have been left in shock after finding syringes and rubbish scattered around a Larnaca School. Dianellio Gymnasium in Larnaca was one of many visited by the par
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Romania PM Nominee Loses VoteA bid by Lucian Croitoru to become Romania's next prime minister failed, after opposition parties voted against his proposed cabinet, extending the country's political deadlock, and putt
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Mail service liberalizationBulgaria's new government will create five new subsidiaries of the state postal monopoly as part of plans to liberalize the mail market, Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov. The state will hold
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Government members get new flu shot Ministers who had not been inoculated against the deadly A/H1N1 virus received the vaccine in the presence of the media on Wednesday. Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai was inoculated on Tuesday.
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Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss diesFrench intellectual Claude Levi-Strauss, the founder of structural anthropology, died at the age of 100, his publishing house Plon announced. Levi-Strauss, best known for his 1955 me
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Tide turns against Blair for EU presidencyTony Blair’s chances of becoming the EU’s first full-time president were in serious trouble on Thursday, as a Brussels summit opened with a chorus of criticism for the form
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The end classification of transsexualism as ‘illness’A campaign that aims to end the classification of transsexuals as individuals who suffer an ‘illness’ as well as educating the general population
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Rift at Air France over safety standardsAir France managers have sent a letter to the airline's pilots calling for stricter observance of safety procedures, following a fatal crash in June, French newspaper La Tribune repo
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Blackmailing MarrazzoFilm of the Lazio region’s president Piero Marrazzo in a moment of intimacy, an 80,000-euro payment not to circulate the tape and the arrest of four Carabinieri officers in Rome. These are the key
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Minister apologizes for ‘unacceptable’ arrests at Exarchia book launchCitizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis yesterday sacked police chief Vassilis Tsiatouras, just a few hours after the “
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Far-right member motions death penalty During the annual congress of the far-right political party the Sweden Democrats, Joakim Larsson, chair of the Uppsala branch, has called for the introduction of the death penalty in S
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EU Asylum Office in Cyprus a priorityThe establishment of a European Asylum Support Office constitutes a priority for the government, Minister for the Interior Neoclis Sylikiotis said, adding that the government would like
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The government’s budgetThe government's budget for 2010 will be presented in Parliament on November 9, official sources said the budget will be mainly focused on reducing government expenditure and will not includ
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Bulgarian Gets Two Life Terms in USA Bulgarian immigrant has been sentenced to two life terms for armed robbery and attempting to kill a detective from St. Petersburg police. A judge sentenced 20-year-old Velislav Matzov on
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The struggle for sportsRomania used to be one of Europe's sports powers during the communist years. Now, the performance achieved in this malfunctioning system is considered a miracle. The communist government created a
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Priest flooded with e-mail requests for pet blessingsAustrian priest Franz Zeiger is getting hundreds of e-mails from pet owners around the world, as he said he is the world's only Catholic cleric offering virtual bless
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Include loyalist killers’ families Gerry Adams has said the families of dead loyalist killers behind some of the most heinous murders of Catholics “deserve acknowledgement” and should receive a £12,00
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Central Bank warns on deficitSpain’s central bank warned the government on Tuesday, the country’s rising budget deficit could put pressure on any recovery and that the measures taken involving government spendin
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Balkenende not nominated for EU jobThe Netherlands will not nominate Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende or any other Dutch national for the new job of president of the European council of ministers, European minister Frans
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Report blames Rio-Paris crash on faulty speed probesAn Air France pilots' union will present a report to investigators this week blaming defective air speed probes for the crash of Air France Flight 447 over the Atlanti
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Hungary 20th in Euro Health Rankings"Hungary has slipped from 14th to 20th place in the European health care system rankings, according to the European health care consumer index. The current Hungarian treatment result
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A new complaint against Lisbon treatyCzech senators, mainly from the Civic Democrats (ODS), submitted their proposal for further examination whether the EU reform Lisbon treaty complies with the constitution to the Constitutio
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Sued FinMin Djankov for libelThe notorious former Bulgarian Interior Minister, Rumen Petkov, is filing suit Monday against Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov. Petkov said he would take
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Libido-killing drugsPoland's lower house approved legislation Friday that would make it obligatory to chemically castrate offenders who rape children under 15 or close relatives.  The centre-right government propos
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Romanian minister’s alleged fund misuseA Romanian parliamentary committee yesterday recommended criminal investigation of a government minister for alleged abuse of power, conflict of interest and negligence in spendi
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Gift of Life 'startled' by MP's commentGift of Life, the pro-life lobby group, said today it was ' very startled' about the reported call by Labour MP Michael Farrugia for a debate in the Social Affairs
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Bicycle thievesBicycle thieves have been more active than usual this year, according to figures from Statistics Denmark.During the first six months of 2009, police received 35,849 reports of bicycle theft, meaning eight
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Human trafficker escapeMPs have demanded justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin explain how a convicted and violent human trafficker came to be given a few days leave from prison and then vanished. Aban Baran is currently appeal
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Election countdown: PASOK's 100-day agenda
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25,000 march for more privacy from authoritiesAround 25,000 people demonstrated against increasing monitoring and data gathering by authorities and companies on Saturday 12th in Berlin. Organisers of the demonstration, under t
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Interior minister faces calls to quit over alleged racist remark"There always has to be one. When there's one, it's OK. It's when there are a lot of them that there are problems." These words spoken by
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UK soldier dies in Afghan rescue A UK paratrooper has died in a raid to free a captive reporter in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. He was killed in a bid to rescue New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell. J
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Gilmore refuses to rule out another Labour-FF coalitionThe leader of the Labour Party Eamon Gilmore is refusing to categorically rule out going into Government with Fianna Fail after the next election.Speaking i
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Employment situation worsensThe employment situation in the Baltic continues its slump as Lithuania announced that over 217,000 work aged people our currently jobless. Latvia is fairing no better as survey results from “
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Ericsson in TallinnEricsson started operations in Tallinn producing mobile communications’ and broadband network equipment, reports news agency LETA. The Swedish telecoms company took over most of the factory, formerl
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Heading to Web for political information The majority of Germans turn to the Internet for information about what political parties are promising ahead of September's election, and nearly half of Germans would take part
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We care about your Carinthia …posters!Amazement and amusement in Austria's most western province Vorarlberg about the election posters of the Orange party called “BZÖ” for the state election.
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Some still support to the policeThe arrest of Iraqi refugees taking shelter in a church has left a deeply divided population. A massive demonstration in Copenhagen yesterday protesting the arrest of 19 Iraqi refugees stands in
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President briefed on immigration agendaThe course of Greece's migration policy was the topic of discussion between President Karolos Papoulias and Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos this week.
 
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