The World Bank has clued in to the fact that many Eastern Europeans prefer to work in the "shadow economy" — that is, off the books and out of sight of tax men, inspectors and other assorted bureaucrats. This has the World Bank very concerned, for a variety of reasons — some convincing, and others, not so much. By the way, World Bank Employees are exempt from income taxes.Read more »
[NB: you need the Google translator tool (http://translate.google.com/) to translate this from Swedish to English] When SOPA have caused an internet strike, the EU plans for even more internet censorship. Libertarian activist and chief of staff for the Swedish Pirate Party in the European parlament in Bruxelles, Henrik Alexandersson, have written this report.Read more »
The 10 Weirdest Laws Still Practiced In Europe
Zurich's recent decision to build "Sex Boxes" as a way to accommodate prostitutes got us thinking about what other strange tactics European countries still employ.
Turns out there's a bunch. And while most may be inane and archaic, there's no doubt that we've never been more interested in moving to Europe.
"Oh, did you say 'sex boxes'?"Read more »
Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan shreds Keynesianism in 80 seconds.Read more »
The European Union faces legal and political challenges over its handling of the carbon markets which remain in chaos after a cyber attack forced partial closure of the Emissions Trading Scheme.Read more »
Norwegian of the Year deported to Russia.
Salamova arrived in Norway in 2002 and is considered an integration success story: she has completed a Masters degree, although she had to use a fake name and has had to live in hiding.
"Most people think I am Norwegian. I speak Norwegian, I think Norwegian, I dream in Norwegian,''
"We should not reward people who choose to go into hiding and to live illegally for a long time in this country,'' Stoltenberg insisted to parliament last week, adding "everyone is equal before the law.''Read more »
Dutch pot dealers beware! Thought your neighbour couldn’t tell the difference between pine and pot? Not anymore. Authorities are handing out marijuana scratch and sniff cards to an estimated 15,000 homes in Rotterdam and The Hague, the Telegraaf, a Dutch daily newspaper, reports.Read more »
The European economical crises forces europeans to take "drastic" measures as huge worker strikes fill the streets of their most popular cities.Read more »
Countries in debt may fall to dictators, EC chief warns -- 'Apocalyptic' vision as some states run out of money --- Democracy could ‘collapse’ in Greece, Spain and Portugal unless urgent action is taken to tackle the debt crisis, the head of the European Commission has warned.Read more »
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