n.36 June 2011

Poland is set to replace Hungary atop the presidency of the European Union, with Prime Minister Donald Tusk facing a daunting six months.

Despite high unemployment, job market tensions in Central and Eastern Europe gradually eased during 2010.

The overall political scenario remains essentially stable with the exception of the greater Balkans, where a weakening in country governance and government instability is evident.

When five Chechen children visit Italy, they’re struck by the ruins around them. But while Rome revels in ruins, war-scarred Chechnya’s seeks to put them in the past.