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All political leaders have a very upleasant habit in common: to refer to patriotism of taxpayers when it comes to increase taxes. The French Minister of Finance Pierre Moscovici in a recent interview with Le Monde has defended the decision of his government to raise the highest level of taxation to 75%. He justified that… » read more

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With reference to the article published at Spiegel summarizing the interview of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti held by the broadcast, one fundmanental estimation is seeing the light according to my point of view: that both European leaders have a quite weird perception of what democracy and federalism should be meaning.

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Shaykh Nazim is one of the most recognized spirutial figures of Sufism being referred as one of the “Prophets” of the Islamic world. He is Turkish-Cyrpiot and he lives in Lefke in the North part of Cyprus. Lately his homeplace has been the center of a growing flow of pilgrims that visit him in order… » read more

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Can the BRICs break it?

The acronym first appeared in 2001 and it is referring to the four biggest emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. In 2010 South Africa joined the group representing the potential of Africa in world economy and commodities. What are the prospects of these five emerging giants in a world dominated and shaped by… » read more

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Mitt Romney’s agenda

We might not know what the Republican candidate for Presidency plans are, but it is quite apparent that at least in foreign policy agenda he will endeavor to shift Obama’s so-called soft-and-chilling handling of some of the major issues dealing with US hard politics in the Middle East and East Europe.

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France is the first member-state of the European Union to introduce the Financial Transaction Tax to all publicly trade businesses with market value over 1 billion euros. Is this finally a strategic decision with long-term results for public finance or it will stir up harsh debate from the investing parts?

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