By Andrej Bán on December 24, 2012
It’s like an unrequited relationship. If one is fond of someone for a long time and he or she remains uninterested but doesn’t say so, it ends badly. After half a century of “flattery,” Turkey is losing patience with Europe, to which it wanted to belong. What will we lose when this happens? What do [...]
By Andrej Ban on December 17, 2012
Croatia is to join the EU in mid-2013 as the only new member state for a long time to come. So what‘s the atmosphere like on the streets of one of the favorite holiday destination of many Slovaks? And what do the people of Vukovar, the city on the border between Croatia Serbia that 21 years ago went through a Stalingrad-like hellish siege of 87 days, think about Europe?
By András Németh on December 12, 2012
Around a hundred million tons of carbon dioxide get into the atmosphere of Reykjavík through its heating that is based on hot water bursting out of ground sources. This fact made Icelanders wonder what to do with the surplus energy.
By András Németh on December 11, 2012
An interview with Mladen Ivanic, the vice president of the federal parliament in Bosnia-Herzegovina
By Witold Szabłowski on December 7, 2012
“Thanks to the crisis, I came to appreciate my father,” says an unemployed Viking. “I issue fewer fines,” admits a policewoman. “I finally have time for my family,” says a smiling businessman. “Thanks to the crisis we are real Islanders again,” agrees a doctor.
By Barbara Frye on December 5, 2012
A pilot program in Montenegro reaches out to Roma parents, in their own tongue, to bring home the importance of keeping kids in school.
By Barbara Frye on November 26, 2012
The perils of being a journalist in the Balkans’ “quiet” country.
By Lucie Kavanová on November 19, 2012
Three-fourths of all the hazelnuts in the world are grown in Turkey. Here, the roasted kernels are purchased by the large producers who also supply Czech supermarkets with their confectionery. A lesser known fact is that children as young as eight are among the nut pickers, and that they live in conditions reminiscent of medieval encampments. Thankfully, as a result of international pressure, their predicament has been slowly getting better.
By Ljubica Grozdanovska Dimishkovska on November 7, 2012
The country tries again to devise a single history curriculum for its different ethnicities, but one subject remains too hot to handle.
By Attila A. Horvath on November 5, 2012
Part 3 in a series on Turkey: Religion and Nationalism vs. Secularism and Multiculturalism