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Distorted Reality

It is shameful for politicians to use poverty in the settlements for their own benefit, says the former government official in charge of Roma communities. From Dennik N.

War in Ukraine

Pictures for Posterity

Photographer documents the reality and resilience of Ukraine’s graduating high school students.

Green Membership for Ukraine

The best option for transforming Ukraine’s devastated economy is an invitation to join the European Green Deal, a leading EU expert argues.

The Collective Zelenskiy 

Amid Russia’s war, Ukraine’s president is more popular than ever. Here’s how his team rallied a nation – and the West. From Meduza.

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Anybody Can Go Somewhere

The story of a factory worker from a small city in Moravia is yet another example of the power of the EU’s Erasmus program to change lives.

Getting Defensive

The war in Ukraine has forced the countries of the Visegrad Four to take their defensive capabilities – and shortcomings – more seriously, but that comes with much risk. From the German Marshall Fund. 

Latest News

Water Foul

No water is yet flowing through the turbines at the Dabar hydroelectric plant in Bosnia, but environmental experts warn that the project’s completion would be catastrophic.

An Empty Tomb in Estonia

Always a sensitive topic, the removal of Soviet memorials has returned to prominence after the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine.