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International development banks slam Romania’s tax plans

The Romanian government has received two complaints about its proposed new banking sector taxes. The first came from the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

A Turkish Collapse Revisited

As a friend of former Turkish prime minister Bülent Ecevit, I had a front seat in the stalls when the Turkish economy last collapsed...

Doctors moonlight as street sweepers in Uzbekistan

In a town in eastern Uzbekistan doctors and nurses at a state-run medical facility are busier than usual on Fridays. They need to sweep...

Why China wants a strong Eastern Europe

China’s Premier Li Keqiang told central and eastern European leaders on July 7 that his country is open for expanded ties with Europe’s eastern...

Iran Beyond the Nuclear Deal: Dignity for People with Disabilities

Not many cities around the world have more significance than Brussels for Iranians these days. This, of course, is because of the EU negotiations...

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EU debates boost to competition

The European Union is starting to debate a new European...

G7 members asked to step up military aid to Ukraine

NATO and the European Union agreed for the urgent...

Chinese spies target key Dutch industries in bid to strengthen Beijing’s military

Chinese spies are targeting semiconductor, aerospace and maritime industries...

Belgium and Czech Republic demand EU act to stop Moscow’s election interference

Belgium and Czech leaders are urging their European Union...

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