much money does France make in French-speaking Africa?
France secures access to markets in its 14 former colonies in Africa, to this date, 58 years after independence. How much money does France make in countries that are amongst the poorest in the world?
4 Jan 2018
Gambling machines go dark in Bratislava pubs
A campaign to shut down gaming machines in pubs won widespread support after activists touted the ban as a way to protect families from being hurt by gambling addiction.
3 Jan 2018
Excise tax debate in Bosnia --
Political marketing Laurel and Hardy style
The months-long saga on excise tax increase reached its finale during the last parliamentary session. Several MPs experienced a bizarre change of heart and offered even more unbelievable explanations of it.
20 Dec 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina
27 million in vain -- a costly mishap of the Slovak judiciary
When ankle monitors for convicts were introduced in Slovakia, it seemed like an excellent way to save money. Today, we know that the cost of one person with such monitor is about half a million euros.
20 Dec 2017
one of the most severe social inequalities in Europe
Since the turn of 1989, the share in the income of the richest group of Poles (1% of society) has doubled. Why is Poland one of Europe’s leaders in terms of inequalities?
11 Dec 2017
Soros breaks his silence
George Soros, the Hungarian-American financier, is tired of being portrayed as the devil himself by the Hungarian government. He launched an information campaign telling people the truth about his work and the NGOs affiliated with him.
4 Dec 2017
How to get the biggest scoop of your career
When it was first revealed that he had been contacted by the man known to this day as John Doe to receive the explosive data leaked from Mossack-Fonseca, many wondered what black magic Obermayer had used to attract such a bounty.
14 Nov 2017
Ooops! Slovak fascists lost 20 million in EU funds
The fascist party is not the biggest fan of the EU. They have even initiated a petition proposing to back out of the Union. Their attitude changes only when they need money.
31 Oct 2017
Is it time to domesticate the unicorns?
While the world's largest companies have been disrupting markets, regulations have struggled to catch them. With some of these unicorns expanding around the world, it's time to think about how to bring them under some semblance of control.
24 Oct 2017
When banks lie to lenders -- the Irish Tracker Mortgage Scandal
The "largest scam ever perpetrated on customers in the State", was how David Hall of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation described the tracker mortgage scandal that broke in Ireland this week.
23 Oct 2017