Articles / Rubric: Global

March 2013 | Global
How Much Presidents and Prime Ministers Make
Do you know who the richest head of state in the world is? The poorest? Who lives entirely on his “presidential” salary? And who made their money themselves? In order to answer these questions, we analyzed several official ratings.

March 2013 | Global
Why France Went to Mali
It was just several months ago that President Francois Hollande announced that France would not play a police role in Africa and would not interfere in the events in Mali. Then on January 11, 2013, some 2,500 French soldiers were sent to the African country, with UN sup...

March 2013 | Global
A Tiger Trap
Though the World Bank’s “Global Economic Prospects” report doesn’t give grounds to hope for quick stabilization of the global economic system, it does suggest that the worst has passed. For many countries, however, the opportunities for further d...

March 2013 | Global
Labor Immigration in France: Foreigners, Go Home!
For more than half a century, France has been experiencing an influx of emigrants and migrants. Today, amid the euro crisis, another problem has surfaced: unemployment. This topic has long been constant front-page news in national and regional newspapers. President Holl...

February 2013 | Global
Germany Keeps on Working
Economists view the stability of Germany’s labor market in the last few years as something of a “miracle.” The Great Recession, the eurozone debt crisis, slower growth in China – none of this seems to bother the Germans. Unemployment has fallen t...

February 2013 | Global
The Locomotive Has Slowed Down
It seemed that the financial crisis hadn’t spread to the German economy. At a time when southern Europe was drowning in debt, the northern “locomotive” continued to grow and develop. Angela Merkel’s government, looking through rose-colored glasse...

February 2013 | Global
Slovenia Out of Debt
Slovenia has adopted a law to deal with “bad” borrowers and holding companies. Expert opinions are divided: Some are convinced of the miraculous properties of laws that could put the weak economy back on its feet, while others believe these innovations are e...

February 2013 | Global
Captains of Estonian Economy in No Hurry
Estonia has lowered its growth forecasts for next year. A decline in exports is to blame, analysts say. Plans to catch up to pre-crisis levels are estimated to take two to three years.

February 2013 | Global
Anatoliy Kazakov: The CIS Has a Rich Domestic Market
The countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States  have been focused on integration, a key theme for one of the most important events of 2013 – the 5th International Economic Forum of CIS Member States, which will take place in Moscow on March 15. Anato...

February 2013 | Global
The Poor Rich French
The patriotism of the French ends at their wallets. It is hard to escape this conclusion in view of the turbulent events in France at the end of last year and the beginning of this one, following President Francois Hollande’s attempts to implement his economic pla...

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