Mon, May 20 2013
Is inflation going to go crazy or will austerity help keep it under control?
Greek unions strongly opposed to the second bailout are calling for new protests on February 22.
The bailout will reduce Greece's government debt from about 160 per cent of the country's GDP to just more than 120 per cent by 2020
The finance chiefs of the 17 nations that use the euro are set to make a Greek bailout decision when they meet on February 20 2012 in Brussels.
Analysts say the wealthier European countries are ignoring the need for economic growth in Greece and the other troubled economies. They say that without growth, the countries will not be able to recover in the long term, and their people may well reject plans that promise years, or even decades, of suffering.
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.