5 August 2016
Poland Won’t Lift Restrictions on Kaliningrad Border Premium
Residents of Russian exclave deprived of visa-free regime for an unspecified period of time over security concerns.
4 August 2016
China's Checkbook Diplomacy Premium

Central Europe continues to actively court Chinese investment. But increased coziness with Beijing comes with tradeoffs, including a loss in influence for the region’s traditional ally, the United States.  

By Prem Mahadevan
2 August 2016
Pope Francis Urges “Courage” and “Compassion” Toward Refugees Premium

The Catholic Church leader’s words elicit a mixed response from Polish authorities, previously not so keen on migrants.

26 July 2016
German Minority in Poland Fears Marginalization Premium

Warsaw’s decision to integrate several villages into the city of Opole could end up stripping the local German minority of a number of their current rights.

19 July 2016
Ministers Deny Polish Responsibility for Jewish Pogroms in the 1940s Premium

Polish education, defense ministers place blame elsewhere for massacres in the Jedwabne and Kielce. 

13 July 2016
Poland Plans Partial Takeover of Private Pension Funds Premium

Government announces major pension reform; former security officers might face the first cuts.

11 July 2016
NATO Leaders Agree to Boost Presence in Poland, Baltics Premium

Thousands of troops to be deployed in Eastern Europe, in the most decisive move to counter Russia since the end of the Cold War.

11 July 2016
Poles Blame Coal Mining for Depleted Lakes Premium

Mining company denies responsibility for dramatic drops in water levels in Wielkopolska region.

8 July 2016
Surge of Chechen Asylum Seekers in Poland Premium

Belarusian border town has become main transit point for those on their way to Europe, who say they fear increased oppression back home.   


4 July 2016
Polish Government Continues Media Makeover Premium

Local professional organization says over 160 journalists have left state broadcasters since new government took power.




Moldovan diaries

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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