1 December 2016
Islam Now Harder to Register as Official Religion in Slovakia Premium

New legislation is the latest in a series of moves reflecting a tough line against migrants. 

27 October 2016
Slovakia Bans Anti-Roma Vigilante Patrols on Trains Premium

Despite the new legislation, far-right party said it would not relent, and would even extend patrols to new regions. 

20 October 2016
China Flexes Its Muscles in Central Europe Premium

China threatens to take action against Slovakia after President Andrej Kiska meets with the Dalai Lama, while Czechs send mixed signals.

19 September 2016
Slovakia’s Fico Vows No Compromise on Brexit

Visegrad Four countries continue to demand full rights for their citizens in Britain, EU or no EU.

19 August 2016
Vigilante Patrols on Slovak Trains Face Legal Ban Premium
Draft law would prohibit patrols like those run by a far-right party claiming to protect citizens where authorities fail to do so.
12 August 2016
Balkan Officials Defend Questionable Arms Exports Premium

Montenegro pledges to halt the trade if evidence emerges of Saudi-bound weapons being diverted to Syrian militias.


1 July 2016
Slovak Eustream, Gazprom Agree to Cooperate on Nord Stream-2 Premium

Slovak government initially opposed the project, which creates a gas corridor between Germany and Russia

1 July 2016
After Brexit, Central Europe Feels Lonely Premium

“Frenemies” will likely become the best way to describe the changed relationship between the region and Britain.

By Martin Ehl
24 June 2016
A Wake-Up Call for Europe Premium

While many Central Europeans mourn the Leave victory in the UK’s referendum, the region’s leaders say the vote should push the EU to revamp its policies – and quickly.

By Lyubomir Martinov
17 June 2016
Facing Off Against Fascism Premium

The Slovak president and NGO sector are at least trying to figure out what to do next – unlike most of the political elite.

By Martin Ehl



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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.

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