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· November, 2007

Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2007

Poland: “U-Turn in Foreign Policy”

  30 November 2007

The beatroot writes about a “u-turn in foreign policy” initiated by Poland's new PM: “Relations with Russia […] have not been good over the last two years of the Law and Justice government, led by the President’s brother, Jarolsaw. When Donald Tusk was elected he vowed to improve them. So...

Cuba, Venezuela: Changing Into Cuba?

  30 November 2007

Child of the Revolution reports on the reaction to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposed constitutional changes: “Not surprisingly, many Venezuelans think the changes go too far – turning the oil-rich nation into ‘another Cuba'”.

Bahamas: Renewable Energy

  29 November 2007

“Since we rely heavily on tourism, we are especially vulnerable to the negative consequences of petroleum use”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit thinks that the island has the potential to set the renewable energy pace for the rest of the region.

Estonia: Tallinn and “Devaluation Scare”

  28 November 2007

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's capital and the recent “devaluation scare”: “To your average Estonian, who is female, speaks Estonian as a first language, doesn't live in Tallinn, and is between the ages of 45 and 49, the capital must increasingly look like some revolving circus of riots, stag...

Barbados: Paying The Piper?

  28 November 2007

Cheese-on-bread! suspects that many of the latest developments in Barbados are “all part of the politics game, but I'd rather my Government admit times are tough…than lull us all into a false sense of comfort.”

Russia: Saami Parliament

  27 November 2007

Russia's Saami “want to set up their own parliament to control the dispersal of government funds allocated to their numerically small nationality,” Window on Eurasia reports.

Armenia: Labor Dynamics

  27 November 2007

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on a World Bank report on labor dynamics in Armenia. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Center says that its findings revealing that up to a third of Armenian youth neither work nor study are in line with its own.

Slovenia: Post/Pre-Election Situation

  27 November 2007

Marko Bucik writes – here, here, and here – about the post-election situation in Slovenia – which happens to be the pre-election situation at the same time: “I have a slight feeling that the start for the next parliamentary elections has just started and thus we might try to assess...

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