Economy & Business

18 January 2018
Pension Cuts Hit Poland’s Communist-Era Security Officials

By chance or design, the cuts will also help the hard-pressed pension system save money.

 
16 January 2018
Russia Mulls Bitcoin Regulation

Government proposal to legalize the trade would give cryptocurrencies a major boost.

 
10 January 2018
Bridging the Gap Between China and Central Europe

As China’s investments in Central and Eastern Europe increase, a new project seeks to inform the Czech public about China and its burgeoning role in the region. From China Digital Times.

 
9 January 2018
Grand Visions Meet Grim Reality on Kazakh-Chinese Border

No visas are needed, but logistical and psychological issues are hampering development of a major trading zone.

 
8 January 2018
Ukraine’s Farmland Dilemma

Opening up millions of family plots to the free market would boost growth, but the social cost could be incalculable.

 
4 January 2018
Russian Energy Exports On a Rising Trend

New oil pipeline to China, record gas sales to Europe underline Russia’s energy prowess.

 
22 December 2017
Court Upholds U.S. Bank’s Freeze of Kazakh Billions Premium

Case is part of long-running clash between one of Moldova’s richest men and the oil-rich Central Asian state.

 
21 December 2017
Armenia Braces for Rockabye Robots Premium

Perfect for harried parents, Cribby promises to do everything but change diapers.

 
15 December 2017
Kazakh Miners End Underground Strike Premium

Threatened with legal action -- and promised a pay rise -- ArcelorMittal workers end the country’s longest strike in years.

 

TOL PROMOTION

--  Announcement: Debunking Disinformation: A Training Program for Czech Journalism Students - Become An Expert Fact Checker and Hoax Buster!

 

Date: March 12, 2018 – July 1, 2018

The course is for free and TOL will cover all travel expenses for attendees. Applicants should be from a master’s program (or in the final years of their studies), either in journalism or media studies, or other relevant fields such as political science, security studies, international relations or other. One of the main selection criteria will be a proven motivation to use the acquired skills in practice. While much of the instruction will be in Czech, fluent English is a requirement.

 

Apply or check our website for more info. Deadline is January 31, 2018.

Support is provided by the U.S. Embassy in Prague.


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