Adopted in January, the ban, which prohibits any kind of religiously affiliated clothing, has not deterred students from wearing hijabs until now.
Eurostat survey shows positive correlation between age and obesity, and a drop in obesity as education levels increase.
As the Baltic states build military capacity, Estonia hopes to recruit women for its defense forces.
China threatens to take action against Slovakia after President Andrej Kiska meets with the Dalai Lama, while Czechs send mixed signals.
Observers feel a guilty verdict is inevitable, as critics accuse government of launching a smear campaign against activists through friendly media.
Opposition parties are trying to form a coalition to send long-serving PM Djukanovic into political retirement.
As Czech students headed back to class this fall, their schools started implementing a long-awaited law that could finally end the de facto segregation of Roma students – though activists remain skeptical.By Barbara Levin
A showcase of artists in Prague provides a reminder that art can be a powerful political tool.By Anna Bisikalo
The real reason behind this odd bromance.By Peter Rutland
Serbian scholar Ivan Colovic’s new book is a powerful study of the struggle for mythmaking rights to a signal event in Balkan history.By Uffe Andersen
After barely making it through the ’90s and limping through the 2008 crash, Bohemia’s fabled decorative glass industry is on the rise again.By Sandra Dondenne
After years of praise for its editorial coverage, political interference jeopardizes the future of Kosovo's public broadcaster.By Naser Miftari
In post-Soviet Russia, many a future tycoon learned the merits of teamwork, discipline, and respect for authority on the mean streets.By Maxim Edwards
Just when relations between Russia and the West seemed to have reached an all-time low, things have taken a turn for the worse this fall.By PETER RUTLAND
Poland and Hungary’s cultural counter-revolution follows naturally from the region’s economic and political developments.By MARTIN EHL
Though Romania rarely makes its way into the international press, the country should be lauded for its recent progress.By MARTIN EHL
Recent “news” about a transfer of U.S. nuclear weapons to Romania showcased how disinformation, whether Russian-initiated or not, can benefit Moscow.By PETER GROSS
The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.
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