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According to The Budapest Times 15th March (national holiday in Hungary commemorating 1848 War of Independence) 2012 will be marked by two demonstrations held in Budapest. One is organized to protest against Viktor Orban’s policy under the title “Let’s wash away the shame”. On the same day supporters of Orban will gather on Kossuth tér for government-sponsored celebrations. On 15th March Budapest will also see a rally of extreme-right Jobbik. More information in The Budapest…

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Parliamentary elections in Slovakia will take place on March 10, 2012. According to the lates surveys presented by The Slovak Spectator seven politial parties have chances of crossing the 5% threshold. Smer is supported by 40% of the surveyed, the Christian Democratic Movememner (KDH) – 12% , (Most-Hid) – 7%, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU) – 6% and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) – 6% and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OL’aNO) and the…

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Slovak think tank INESS, the Institute of Economic and Social Studies, calculated the total potential risk exposure related to Eurozone rescue mechanisms on per capita basis. It is published on the institute”s new project website eurokriza.sk (“eurocrisis”). The Euro Bill summarizes total liabilities, guarantees and risk exposure created by bond purchasing programs, which were created as a part of the Euro debt crisis solution efforts. The total maximal risk exposure of each Slovak citizen is…

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INESS released the Bill for Government Services for 2012. The annual price of the state for Slovakia increased by 2% and reached € 4,382 per citizen. The Bill has been distributed by Slovak major opinion making daily SME in January 2012 in printed form, reaching more than 70 000 readers. The goal of If you get caught driving practice test while your licence is suspended your vehicle may be impounded. the project is to explain…

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Polish government began public consultation on the rise of the state pension age in February. It provoked a national debate about how long the Polish will work. There are numerous arguments for and against the reform. Some of them are just and other are demagogic. We should select them and consider issues which are important for us – future pensioners. It is essential because the reform is unavoidable and most members of the European Union…

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We can safely mark this week as Greek. No, it’s not about action week in McDonalds but the majority of  messages that stirred euro came right from that country. On Sunday Greek Parliament passed new austerity package (199 MPs for, 77 against), so-called  Memorandum of Understanding, based on which Greece will receive further bailout of 130 bln. euro (or more if we count also 15 bln. euro which has been discussed since the end of…