In Zurich, the Freitag brothers produce designer bags from recycled truck and sell their produce throughout the world. Also in this week's edition: Czech PM Topolanek is toppled; MEPs rush to block Le Pen; and Latvia slips deeper into crisis.
Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek formally handed in his resignation Thursday following his government's ouster in Tuesday's no-confidence vote. Czech President Vaclav Klaus has called for the quick formation of a new government.
Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said before the European Parliament on Wednesday that the fall of his nation's government will "not impact" its turn in the EU presidency. His government was ousted on Tuesday in a no-confidence vote.
Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek announced he would resign after his government lost a parliamentary no-confidence vote Tuesday. The Czech constitution says the government must resign after it loses the confidence of parliament.
The Czech Chamber of Deputies has gathered to vote on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, the fifth such vote since he took office in January 2007. The Czech Republic currently holds the EU presidency.
Dozens of sexual deviants have been surgically castrated in the Czech Republic since 2001. The Council of Europe has condemned this operation along with local human rights activists who call it a "degrading treatment".
In this week's edition: the Czech president, Vaclav Klaus, makes a controversial speech before the European Parliament; Iceland considers joining the EU and the bursting of the property bubble in Spain.