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Students saying no  to austerity measures in front of the Cypriot parliament building in Nicosia earlier this week.   Photograph: Milos Bicanski

‘I believe we are at this moment sleeping on a volcano.” Alexis de Tocqueville’s speech to the French national assembly on January 29th, 1848, (...)

Slovenian finance minister Uros Cufer said his country does not need help. "We will need no bailout this year," he said. "I am calm." Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

Slovenia will not be the next euro member to need a financial rescue as it can afford to wait for lower borrowing costs before issuing new debt(...)

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban facing criticism, from the United Nation’s human rights office, for Hungary’s constitutional reforms. Photograph Laurent Dubrule (Reuters)

The Un ited Nations' human rights office has added its voice to international criticism of Hungary's constitutional reforms, despite the insist(...)

Orban, at it again

We’ve been here before. Hungary ’s conservative prime minister Victor Orban has form. In the past three years, despite protests from home and a(...)

Falcon Oil & Gas has applied for admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange and the Irish Stock Exchange and the placing of $25 mill(...)

Jan Sobieski Vanquisher of the Turks at the Gates of Vienna by Jan Matejko

Jan Sobieski was born in 1629 into a noble family in Olesko, near Lviv, today in western Ukraine, then in the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth, o(...)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech during a business conference in Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Germany is leading a chorus of international criticism of Hungary ’s decision to change its constitution and restrict the powe(...)

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