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Eurpoeans can join change.org

The American president-elect has two sites: change.gov to help the transition to his administration, and change.org to maintain involvement in his campaign. Foreign nationals, including us, Europeans, can join in and try to influence the new American policies. The idea that a president-elect is fishing for policy ideas on the internet sounds a bit scary… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Michal Lehuta has a very nice chart of a few selected EU member state’s long-term economic performance. Between 1997-2010 the gap between Central European and Western European GDP’s have diminished significantly. It looks that Slovenia will reach the EU average level at first, Slovakia and Estonia are the biggest relative winners. On the other side,… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Having revealed the logo of the Czech presidency, question marks are already looming: on the eve of the the Central European republic’s act as a coordinating leader of the Union, their head-of-state,Mr. Klaus has just started his usual stunt with organizing a Eurosceptic mini-summit during his Irish state visit. Some people would argue that Mr.… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Moldova’s President Vladimir Voronin was turned away on Monday from the country’s separatist region on the orders of self-styled president of Transdniestria, Igor Smirnov. Mr. Smirnov’s fiefdom within Moldova’s internationally recognized borders is protected by Russian ‘peacekeepers’. You can read the story in English in Kyiv Post. I cannot tell if Mr Smirnov was just… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal