Jozsef Finta, one of the creators of contemporary Budapest, has been called many things. Timid is not one of them.
You could put it down to sunstroke, but, no, for Hungarians, credulous paranoia is a year-round affliction.
TOL slide show: Polish cities large and small grapple with the challenges of revitalization that strengthens rather than separates urban communities.
In 2007, Polish officials were locked in a legal and public relations battle with environmentalists and the EU over a highway near the Lithuanian border.
All may not be well in Central Europe, but the prospects for change and reform look a lot better than they did just a few months ago.
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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.