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A Small, Weak Nation

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Łukasz Grzesiczak interviews Alexander Tomský, a Czech political analyst before the American presidential election.

 

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Ukraine: Last Elections in a Divided Country?

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Ukraine gained independence in 1991 and political scientist Andrew Wilson has famously called the Ukrainians “an unexpected nation”.

 

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The Normality of Informality: Shadow economy out of crisis

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The informal, or shadow, economy is growing in the European Union (EU) due to the economic crisis. It ranges from eight per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Switzerland and Austria to more than 30 per cent in some Central and Eastern European countries, such as Bulgaria, Croatia or Romania. Curtailing this “other” marketplace is a challenge for both state governments and the EU, as the transformation of undeclared work into formal work can be an important step towards the fulfilment of the EU employment targets set out in the Commission strategy “Europe 2020”.

 

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Alexander Lukashenko's Flying Circus

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On July 4th Tomas Mazetti and Hannah Lina Frey from the Studio Total flew a small plane over the territory of eastern Belarus, dropping around 800 teddy bears carrying messages in support of freedom of speech in the country.

 

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Romania’s Institutional Confrontation: When politics become a game of chess

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The political struggle in Romania between President Traian Băsescu and Prime Minister Victor Ponta came to a critical juncture when, the Constitutional Court invalidated the July referendum to impeach the president, on August 21st. Despite this decision, the political institutional battles are far from over.

 

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    New Eastern Europe's Continuing coverage of the Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government’s decision to put the country’s European integration on hold was met by a spontaneous protest of middle class and students. Three days later the rally organised by political parties attracted the biggest turnout since 2004 Orange revolution events.

     

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