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Greece has seen similar protests during December 2008 that we had seen in Budapest during 2006. The growing resentment with a corrupt government has caused such a tension that could spark violence. In contrast with Hungary, Greece has an established far-left minority that tried to surf on the waves of discontent. Rioters and demonstrators The… » 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

The Serbian elections have provided a somewhat surprising result: despite the outgoing (and probably would be) prime minister’s argument that Serbian people have to choose between the EU and Kosovo the pro-European coalition was a relative winner of the early election. It was also somewhat surprising and also reassuring that Mr Kostunica did not win… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal