Politics

26 April 2004
Czechs Battle Over EU Legislation Premium
Parliament overturns the president's veto of a crucial pre-accession tax bill. Czechs are now wondering how much they will pay in higher VAT after 1 May.
By Eva Rybkova
 
Zeljko Heimer/Flags of the World
23 April 2004
Walking a Tightrope Premium
Is Fidesz’s grip on the right strong enough to allow a turn to the center to snatch Hungary’s elusive but increasingly vital swing voters?
By Balint Molnar
 
Peter Medgyessy
23 April 2004
Hard Times Premium
Hungary’s ruling party is staring down steady declines in popularity, the necessity of economic austerity measures, and a prime minister with rock-bottom approval ratings.
By Christopher Adam
 
21 April 2004
Central Asia’s Masters of Spin Premium
The Eurasia Media Forum again heightens the debate over whether to engage or boycott the hard-line regimes of the region.
By Jeremy Druker
 
Branko Crvenkovski
19 April 2004
Influential Voting Bloc Premium
Although both ethnic Albanian candidates were eliminated in the first round of Macedonia's presidential elections, analysts say ethnic Albanian voters could ultimately decide who wins.
By Biljana Stavrova
 
19 April 2004
Kuchma Suffers Reform Setback Premium
The opposition celebrates a tactical victory in defeating a vote for constitutional changes, and Kuchma launches a flank attack by putting forward an unexpected name as the candidate to succeed him in office.
By Ivan Lozowy
 
19 April 2004
Three Serious Contenders for Presidency Premium
No matter who wins the June presidential election in Serbia, one thing is certain: The winner will fill an institutional vacuum.
By Sasha Grubanovic
 

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