Central Europe & Baltics

28 February 2011
The EU's Thin Line
As Romania and Bulgaria see their Schengen prospects rise and fall, we remember the huge risk the bloc took in accepting Slovakia.
By Dominic Swire
23 February 2011
German Efficiency Married to Czech Ingenuity

Twenty years after its risk-laden privatization, VW-owned carmaker Skoda is the engine of the Czech economy and a way of life in the town of Mlada Boleslav. Second in a series. From Respekt.

By Tomas Sacher
16 February 2011
Our People in Cairo Premium

The new EU members need to learn that “diplomatic” is not only a synonym for 'conciliatory.'

By Katerina Safarikova
14 February 2011
Hungary: Into the Deep End Premium

Hungarian filmmakers say budget cuts are putting them out of business. The government says local filmmakers have lived beyond the country's means long enough.

By Theodore Schwinke
14 February 2011
Is Central Europe a Basket Case? Premium

On the 20th anniversary of the Visegrad agreement, we revisit a glum progress report for Central Europe.

By Jiri Pehe


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