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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

Eastern Europe Adrift

The Economist magazine has an excellent analysis of Eastern Europe’s vulnerability to the current financial crisis. These countries have recently been (re-)integrated into the global economy and this will be their first encounter with a global economic crisis. They seem very vulnerable due to some common patterns of their transition to market economy. The article… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

When the Central European countries joined the Schengen no border control zone, most people were joyful. A number of municipalities went against history and tried to block entry through the invisible border. After the Slovakian-Hungarian border we move to Austria and Hungary to see why. Mörbisch am See/Meggyes (A) and Fert?rákos/Kroisbach (HU) are two villages… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal