April 15, 2012 Norwegians will be confronted again with the terrible details and trauma of the worst peacetime attack in the country's history. Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting spree last July, will start his trial in Oslo on Monday.
April 6, 2012 Laws in Hungary have criminalized homelessness at a time when the country is in financial crisis and poverty is on the rise. Homeless advocates say the laws are too harsh, but proponents argue the crackdown is a necessary step in the road to cleaning up the country.
April 4, 2012 Employment prospects for many of Europe's youth are bleak due to the debt crisis and austerity measures. That's not the case in Germany, which has Europe's lowest youth unemployment rate. Part of the reason is an on-the-job apprenticeship system that serves Germany's high-tech economy.
February 15, 2012 The European Union says Greece has made some progress, but not enough, to merit the new bailout it desperately needs to avoid default and keep the euro as its currency. Now, talk is growing about contingency planning if Greece fails to meet the bailout conditions and defaults.
January 31, 2012 In better times, ordinary Hungarians flocked to low-interest mortgages denominated in Swiss francs. Then, the Hungarian currency crashed and the franc soared, and now 1 million Hungarians face exorbitant payments on properties that have lost value.