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An economy in the dark

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 10:00   /   Bulgaria

by Joe Sutherland Bulgaria has the largest shadow economy in the European Union. Some reports indicate as much as a third of the Bulgarian economy is undisclosed, which impacts the country’s reputation on a global stage. What to do in the face of this trend is a growing concern. Read the full long-form article here.

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Artist: “The Biblia magazine is a way of resisting”

Posted: April 17, 2014 at 09:10   /   Portugal

Art magazine Revista Biblia is the artist-published tribute to the 40-year anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, but it is also a protest against the current austerity measures, and an investment in the future. By Tatiana Tilly LISBON – Tiago Gomes walks onto the stage, where he is applauded by the small audience. In his driven Portuguese, […]

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Waging war: Bulgarian pay lowest in EU

Posted: April 9, 2014 at 12:40   /   Bulgaria

A Eurostat report published this week has found Bulgaria to have the cheapest labour costs in the European Union, with a median hourly wage over twelve times smaller than in other countries. What does that mean for wage equality within the EU? By Joe Sutherland SOFIA – Emiliya Petrova may be Bulgarian, but like many people […]

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