18 January 2018
Pension Cuts Hit Poland’s Communist-Era Security Officials

By chance or design, the cuts will also help the hard-pressed pension system save money.

12 January 2018
Europe’s Illiberal States
Why are Hungary and Poland turning away from constitutional democracy? From The Conversation.
By Stephen I Pogany
22 December 2017
Best of TOL for 2017
Our favorite stories of the year.
21 December 2017
Warsaw Vows to Fight as EU Opens Door to Sanctions Premium
Poland and ally Hungary say the precedent-setting warning shows Brussels putting politics above principle.
13 December 2017
The Right Man at the Right Time? Premium

If they prove successful, the newly appointed prime minister’s plans could bring PiS the popularity boost it needs to cement its rule.

By Martin Ehl
12 December 2017
Polish, Ukrainian Leaders to Hold Icebreaker Meeting Premium

Relations have deteriorated as the national narratives of each side collide head-on.

8 December 2017
EU Takes Central European Trio to Court Over Migrant Quotas Premium

The court proceedings signal Brussel’s willingness to enforce the policy, but EU Council chief Donald Tusk has called the furore ‘divisive.’ 

8 December 2017
Polish PM Steps Down in Party Reshuffle Premium
Ruling party supremo Kaczynski seen as pulling strings to bring in a more managerial figure at the head of the government.
28 November 2017
Poland to Ban Sunday Shopping Premium

Conservative parliament passes bill despite claims it will cramp the economy and cut jobs.

17 November 2017
MEPs Chastise Poland for Rule of Law Violations Premium

Warsaw unlikely to face serious sanctions despite barrage of criticism.



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Date: March 12, 2018 – July 1, 2018

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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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