Whoever wins the war in Ukraine will govern a population primarily composed of people aged over 50 and heading in the wrong direction. From Dennik N.
Trafficking Victims Get Help Where It’s Needed Most
Volunteers in the Czech Republic visit brothels with kind words and helpful advice to sex workers looking for a way out.
Making Schools Modern From the Ground Up
A small Central European revolution is under way as architects and educators reconstruct the idea of elementary education. From Dennik N.
A Smart Bridge Between Generations
Young people in Hungary are teaching thousands of senior citizens how to navigate the cybersphere in a countrywide corporate-civic partnership.
Safe Haven in Warsaw
Belarusian refugees give shelter and aid to those fleeing war and persecution, whether in their homeland or Ukraine.
Cats, Hake, and Hedgehogs at War
A Ukrainian sculpture collective shows how good design can improve basic military gear and save lives. From Rubryka
Don’t Take Poland’s Role for Granted
A potential post-election, far-right coalition would have grave consequences for Poland, the transatlantic community, and Ukraine. From the German Marshall Fund.
Trial and Tribulation: Prosecuting War Crimes in Kosovo
A special court aims to bring justice to victims of war crimes. But so far, it is causing controversy and could complicate reconciliation efforts. From ECFR.
Seeing Decline with the Naked Eye
With the decaying state comes a decline in our trust in the future, and therefore also in democracy itself. From Dennik N.
Romania Gets Moldova (and the EU Doesn’t)
For help in the contest over Moldova’s future against a nasty opponent, the EU might start by asking for Romania’s advice. From CEPA.
Depeche Mode as East Bloc Fetish
The kings of electropop conquered the socialist bloc and are still profiting from being at the right time in the right cold war. From Dennik N.
How Russian Journalists Navigate Life in Latvian Exile
A year after dozens of reporters sought safety in Riga, they are facing a distrustful public and stricter immigration laws. From the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
Many Stories Make a World
Interviews with three documentary filmmakers featured in the Czech-based One World festival.
‘Not in My Garden’
Advocates of same-sex marriage rights for Czechs hail a more gender-fluid birth certificate but stress that their bar is set much higher.
Thirty Years of Scams
The downfall of a popular psychology podcaster points to the fertile ground for con artists in Ukraine and Russia. From Global Voices.
Hungary’s Antidote Against the Deadly Progressive Virus
Speaking at the CPAC conference in Budapest, Viktor Orban spoke about a biological weapon targeting the most vulnerable part of the Western world, the nation. From Telex.