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Plus, an ancient bone tells a new story of the early Slavs, Russia finds the first bird-to-human transmission of a bird flu strain, and more.
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Three years after a journalist who knew too much paid with his life, the wheels of justice are starting to turn in Slovakia.
How a small town fell in love with a doctor from Iran.
Leaders of the Central European grouping could learn a thing or two from their medieval precursors.
Analysts of the media scene in Central and Eastern Europe trot out their favorite culprits for the sector’s repression, but overall responsibility lies somewhere else.
China’s efforts to woo Central and Eastern Europe seem to have taken a blow with the lack of fanfare around the 17+1 online summit.
A network of education centers run by young people for young people is helping demolish barriers facing ethnic Azeris in Georgian society.
Locals are split whether more visitors would benefit an endangered culture.
The last independent radio station in Hungary loses its license. From Respekt.
The Western Balkans were infected with fake news and misinformation about health issues long before the pandemic struck.
A Romanian artistic management company transitioned to a new business model in a time when physical concerts were impossible.