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Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party is ready to twist the law – not only to achieve political results but simply to show strength.
Allies are rallying despite Prague’s clumsy response to the revelations of Russian sabotage on Czech soil.
A former Turkish ambassador to NATO argues that Ankara can play a constructive role in easing tensions around the Black Sea. From the German Marshall Fund.
OSCE’s media freedom czar to combat “bleak picture” with diplomacy.
Brooke Pavek, an American with Romani roots, has more than 700,000 social media followers. From Romea.cz.
Prosecutions, house arrests, and travel bans are among multiple threats deployed by the state.
Three decades after being sent to Chernobyl, Belarusian cement workers press for their state benefits to be restored.
Poland’s abortion ban sets off a debate over provision of medical services to foreign women in liberal Czechia. From Respekt.
A Ukrainian artist debunks the myth of eastern Ukraine as “cultural wasteland.” From Global Voices.
Refurbished cigarette machines yield tiny surprises and support Czech creative talent.
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