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Long-term nursing insurance is a pillar the German welfare model, but the system is increasingly stressed by the aging population – leading some elderly to go to other EU countries for care.
The record price of gold and the universal obsession with the sparkling metal make it a parallel global power.
07/16/2011 11:55 am
Witch tax: Superstitions are no laughing matter in Romania and have been part of its culture for centuries. President Traian Basescu and his aides have been known to wear purple on certain days, supposedly to ward off evil.
01/07/2011 09:59 am
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Hungary's toxic sludge disaster recalls – and dwarfs – a 2000 spill of 4.6 million cubic feet of cyanide-tainted water in neighboring Romania.
10/07/2010 03:44 pm
The toxic sludge now covering 15 square miles of Hungary and seeping into the Danube River is a serious environmental disaster whose severity and long-term consequences are still unclear. Will the release of the 35 million cubic feet of alumina refining waste become one of the Top 10 manmade environmental disasters of the past century?
10/07/2010 02:48 pm
Officials in Hungary declared a state of emergency in several towns after red sludge from alumina refinery swept through several communities.
10/05/2010 06:17 pm
Killer shrimp are invading UK waters and raising concern among scientists. Killer shrimp may threaten the balance of life in fresh-water ecosystems.
09/14/2010 01:11 pm
A product of the criminal Milosevic era, its odd nostalgia is the soundtrack to a new wave of nationalism.
05/05/2008 01:00 am
The rapid rise in commuter traffic to and from Budapest is creating Los Angeles-style smog.
03/19/2008 01:00 am