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Europe Briefing— Global

Preface

An eye on Serbia's parliamentary election, the launch of Bristol's own currency, and Q&As with Sweden's Minister of Gender Equality and the CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management, Oslo.

Congestion, Election watch, Hungary, Nyamo Sabuni, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Yngve Slyngstad, École Nationale d’Administration

End to the congestion

Russia

Moscow is one of Europe’s most populous cities and its concentric city planning means it is often gridlocked. An ambitious plan to develop 148,000 hectares of land to the southwest of the city will pull commuters out of Moscow’s central districts and create a new business hub.

Election watch

Serbia

Date: 6 May

Type: Parliamentary

Candidates: The pro-European coalition led by President Boris Tadic’s Democratic Party had a surprising victory in 2008. Re-election would be less startling but the opposition Serb Progressive Party…

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