- Web of Dependencies: A Whiff of Corruption in Orbán's Hungary
In order to consolidate his power, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is creating a corrupt oligarchy in Hungary. He's also letting his family and friends in on the lucrative action.
Spiegel Online. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:15:00 +0100.
- Pendant Found in Nazi Death Camp Ruins May Have Anne Frank Link
The item, which belonged to Karoline Cohn, 14, was discovered recently at the Sobibor camp in Poland and is similar to one owned by Anne Frank.
Dan Bilefsky. New York Times. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:24 GMT.
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- In Moscow, Moldovan President Says Agreement With EU Was 'Hasty'
Moldovan President Igor Dodon has told Russia that a landmark agreement bolstering ties between Moldova and the European Union was concluded "hastily" and suggested he wants to abandon it.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:51:53 +0000.
- Facing Trump-Putin axis, Ukraine turns to a white knight — Chrystia Freeland
Can Canadian Foreign Minister and firm Putin critic Chrystia Freeland offer hope to isolated, war-burdened Ukraine? It's a long shot, Don Murray suggests, given the priorities of protecting Canada's trade interests.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST.
- Bitdefender's Landmark Acquisition of French Partner Profil Technology to Further Accelerate Enterprise Growth
BUCHAREST, Romania, January 17, 2017 -- Bitdefender, the innovative security software solutions provider, has acquired Profil Technology of France to rapidly bolster its global presence. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:00:00 EST.
- Fleeing Chechens stranded at door to EU
On a snowy day a commuter train leaves the Belarusian border city of Brest as usual for the town of Terespol in EU member Poland just a few kilometres away. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:13:59 -0500.
- Russia and Ukraine head for $3 bln debt showdown in English court
A $3 billion dispute between two adversarial governments will come to a head in an English court on Jan. 17 when Russia and Ukraine meet for a first hearing in their legal battle over a politically charged eurobond
Hurriyet. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:51:00 +0200.
- Bucharest Journal: Keeping Alive a Haven for Yiddish Culture in Modern Romania
Bucharest is home to one of only a handful of Yiddish theaters left in Europe, which remained open even as Romania was gripped by anti-Semitism during World War II.
Kit Gillet. New York Times. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:04:16 GMT.
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- Sports hall roof collapses during match in Czech Republic
A sports hall roof collapses during a floorball game in the Czech Republic city of Ceska Trebova.
BBC News. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:49:43 GMT.
- US troops welcomed by Poland
A deployment of 3,000 US soldiers is welcomed by Poland's prime minister and local residents.
BBC News. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:56:52 GMT.
Eastern European States include Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary,
and Moldova as well as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
The government websites listed below provide official news and travel
information about each of these Eastern Europe countries.
The Republic of Belarus' capital city is Minsk, and its national
currency is the Belorusian Rouble. Belorusian and Russian are
the primary languages used in Belarus, and in 2007, the population
of Belarus was estimated at 9,725,000.
The Czech Republic's capital city
is Prague, and its national currency is the Koruna. Czech is the
nation's official language, and in 2007, the Czech Republic's estimated
population was 10,229,000.
The Republic of Hungary's capital city is Budapest, and its currency
is the Forint. Magyar is the primary language used by Hungarians,
and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 9,956,000.
The Republic of Moldova's capital city is Chisinau, and its currency
is the Leu. Moldovan's official language is Moldovan, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 4,329,000.
The Republic of Poland's capital city is Warsaw, and its currency is
the Zloty. The primary language used in Poland is Polish, and in
2007, the country's estimated population was 38,518,000.
Romania's capital city
is Bucharest, and its national currency is the Leu. Romania's
official language is Romanian, and in 2007, the country's estimated
population was 22,276,000.
The Slovak Republic's
capital city is Bratislava, and its currency is the Koruna.
Slovakia's official language is Slovak, and in 2007, the country's
estimated population was 5,448,000.
Ukraine's capital city
is Kiev, and its currency is the Hryvnia. Ukrainian and Russian
are Ukraine's primary languages, and in 2007, the country's estimated
population was 46,300,000.