Poland’s election results may have grave implications for Hungary’s autocratic prime minister, Viktor Orban. Republished from the German Marshall Fund.
The ruling party doubles down on border security while the liberal opposition rails about alleged government corruption. From the Polish Politics Blog.
The Polish election on October 15 has the potential to reshape the continent’s geopolitical map and future Western support for Ukraine. From GMF.
Critics see the central bank’s pre-election rate cuts as prioritizing growth over fighting inflation.
The pointless “grain war” risks getting out of hand unless all parties, including Brussels, sit down for constructive talks.
Eating disorders have long been a taboo subject in society. One non-profit organization in Bratislava hopes to break that stigma.
Cooperation between the city and the military allowed the port city’s famed beaches to reopen this summer for the first time since the full-scale Russian invasion.
In Gdansk, people with Down syndrome are finding jobs thanks to an innovative collaboration between NGOs and the private sector.
In the beginning, journalists wanted to write about what works, but were afraid to try it, lest it come out like advocacy, cheerleading, or PR.
To prevent a mental health crisis, a multinational effort is bringing therapy to the war-torn country from thousands of miles away. From Reasons to be Cheerful.
The new Slovak government seems a natural pro-Kremlin ally for Hungary. But there is still time for the EU, member states, and Ukraine to get Fico onside. From ECFR.
Recent elections in Moldova have revealed challenges the country may face regarding its democratic future and EU accession. From the London School of Economics.
The destruction caused by Russia’s war of aggression has created an enormous demand for affordable housing in Ukraine. Existing models can help the Ukrainian authorities can help guide the way. From GMF.
On the date of its greatest triumph, Bulgarian football faced its demise – yet another lesson from the country’s muddled transition after 1989.
Bulgaria and Romania hope to receive the green light to join the EU’s visa-free travel area by the end of the year. From GMF.
A Czech ethnomusicologist has recorded over 1,000 Roma folklore songs, working to preserve a culture that has been passed down by generations in music.
The Polish left is set to return to government after 18 years out of power. But with vote shares down and a muddled strategy, it risks losing visibility among other coalition partners. From the Polish Politics blog.
Estonia’s Kaja Kallas meets all the criteria. Not that it helps. From CEPA.
Russia and Armenia’s relations have rapidly deteriorated in recent weeks, with the Kremlin’s propaganda channels openly targeting Armenia and Nikol Pashinyan. From OC Media.
Incident is believed to be one of the first examples in the EU of using AI to manipulate the likeness of a journalist – and could portend the use of such tools to discredit the media. From the International Press Institute.
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