A key Slovak witness in a multi-million-euro international VAT fraud case has told police top members of the Slovak ruling Smer party, the Tax Office, police and secret service knew of the scandal and profited from it.
What Aivars Lembergs, mayor of Latvia's Ventspils port city, lacks in stature he makes up for in public profile, lambasting Nato by saying when its troops are there, it is essentially a foreign occupation.
According to myth, the purpose of Prague's 14th century Hunger Wall was not strategic but to employ the poor. On April 10, its modern-day equivalent, the expansion of the Temelin nuclear power plant, was demolished.
April 15, 2014
- James de Candole of Candole Partners
Last year’s exhibition of Ivan Lendl’s collection of Alfons Mucha posters was one of the most successful Czech art exhibitions. But for local taxpayers, it may yet turn out to have been just another scam.
On April 14 the controversial trial began in Latvia of Ilmars Poikans, who made international headlines under the pseudonym of "Neo" in 2009 when he leaked embarassing tax records of the Baltic country's elite.