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Plus: Border controls for Czechia & Slovakia, Serbia says no to Moscow’s referendums, Soviet tanks in Berlin, and more.
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Poland’s government is stuck between various approaches to the everlasting struggle with Brussels. From the German Marshall Fund.
A few words inscribed on a cave wall speak volumes about Bulgaria’s love of the Cyrillic alphabet and what it represents.
The Ukrainian government’s attempt to take control of the media is anti-democratic and dangerous. From OpenDemocracy.
The country has long shied away from a real reckoning, and the belated attempts to do so have been partisan and therefore unsuccessful.
The apparent unity at the Visegrad summit masked deeper differences over the Ukraine war and EU policy. From Dennik N.
One of those who decided to stay after the crackdown in Belarus was recently handed a five-year sentence. From the Belarus Press Club.
In 10 minutes, Hungarian teens visiting a Dutch-made ‘attraction’ get an inkling of what hundreds of their peers spend years trying to escape. From Telex.
Mini-helicopters can water fields and spray crops more efficiently and save money for cash-strapped businesses.
At the latest summit of Balkan EU hopefuls, Kosovo’s longstanding request to join the visa-free club went unheeded, again.
Russia uses public shaming to punish and repress dissent. From Global Voices.
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