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Nov 26, 2013

Insight: Denmark’s PM changes course to join Nordic welfare reform

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt alienated her center-left voters when she started cutting one of Europe’s most generous welfare systems shortly after she was elected.

Two years later there are signs the reforms by “Gucci Helle” – as the elegantly-dressed leader is known to critics – are paying dividends and her popularity has rebounded.

Nov 26, 2013

Denmark’s PM changes course to join Nordic welfare reform

COPENHAGEN, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Danish Prime Minister Helle
Thorning-Schmidt alienated her centre-left voters when she
started cutting one of Europe’s most generous welfare systems
shortly after she was elected.

Two years later there are signs the reforms by “Gucci Helle”
- as the elegantly-dressed leader is known to critics – are
paying dividends and her popularity has rebounded.

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Oct 29, 2013

Insight: From Russia to labor shortages, Latvia faces stern tests in euro

VALKA, Latvia (Reuters) – From his office near Latvia’s border, Valka deputy major Viesturs Zarins can see the future. It’s down the road, right at the supermarket and past the derelict house.

Across a disused border post lies Estonia, a euro currency nation that Latvia will next year emulate. From a quirk of history this town is split between the two countries, where some street vendors deal in euros and others in Latvian lats.

Oct 29, 2013

From Russia to labour shortages, Latvia faces stern tests in euro

VALKA, Latvia, Oct 29 (Reuters) – From his office near
Latvia’s border, Valka deputy major Viesturs Zarins can see the
future. It’s down the road, right at the supermarket and past
the derelict house.

Across a disused border post lies Estonia, a euro currency
nation that Latvia will next year emulate. From a quirk of
history this town is split between the two countries, where some
street vendors deal in euros and others in Latvian lats.

Oct 28, 2013
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