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Upheaval in Belarus


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After the Afterglow

A couple of Harvard-educated businessmen score big in Bulgaria’s election but will need some magic glue to make a better future stick.

Shared Values

A Taiwanese delegation’s visit to Prague underscores a mutual commitment to political and economic ties.

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Tradition and Time

‘Every village that vanishes is like a healthy cell leaving the human body.’ A Romanian photographer captures a fading part of Moldovan life. From Ziarul de Garda.

‘A Test of Humanity’

A small band of Poles living near the Belarus border braves the primeval forest to help migrants in dire straits. From Respekt.

An Impossible Task

Serbia keeps touting the country’s progress in aligning itself with EU foreign policy, but real gains won’t happen with Kosovo on the agenda.