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Santa Claus has been expelled from Bosnian kindergartens. As the excellent Belgraded blog reports, the Serbian Orthodox church had got fed up with Santa even earlier, for his alleged connections with Western consumerism. Anyway, I wish a merry Christmas for all readers who celebrate tonight or two weeks later according to the old Orthodox calendar.… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

The energy intensity of a country shows how much energy is needed to produce a single euro of gross domestic product (GDP). Central-Europe, which is more industry-oriented and has been addicted to cheap Soviet natural gas needs a lot more energy to produce its lower national income than Western Europe. This partly explains the worries… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Why scrap the CAP?

A one minute speach from MEP Daniel Hannan in the Parliament. While the harm made to African producers is in the one minute limit, what I miss how unjust and harmful is the CAP to the Central European, competitive agricultural business within the Union. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/rBNyl9YW7eI” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] According to accession treaties, the… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

It’s worth taking a look a the last available national income figures in the world before the current economic downturn. The world map below shows GDP per capita adjusted with purchasing power, in other words, the per capita purchasing ability of gross income in countries. Countries with similar shades have an identical income, in other… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

The European Journalism Centre is launching a European blogging contest for bloggers, journalists and journalism students which will run throughout the official European Parliament campaign season. This an ideal contest for blogactiv.eu bloggers, or a great opportunity to start a new blog. There are a number of nice prizes to win, but probably the most… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal