Central Europe & Baltics

15 October 2010
Losing the Faith? Premium

Any conclusions about Polish Catholicism based on this summer’s cross controversy are likely to be as superficial as previous stereotypes about the country and its church.

By Gregory Slysz
15 October 2010
The Shadow of the Cross

Though perhaps not a sign of increasing secularization, the ruckus over the presidential cross in Warsaw did show a more widespread willingness to criticize the church.

By Brian Porter-Szucs
13 October 2010
Mad Men in the Castle Premium

Visitors to Prague are told tales of the Castle’s strange and mysterious past. Czechs don’t need to be told of the weird things that go on there now.

By Katerina Safarikova
11 October 2010
Heavy Metal Rivers Premium

A decade before Hungary’s toxic sludge spill, Romanian rivers were the victim of two catastrophic accidents.

By Catherine Lovatt
11 October 2010
Shooting War Premium

Competition between the Czech Republic and Hungary for international film productions heats up as Prague introduces an incentive designed to lure filmmakers back from Budapest.

By Theodore Schwinke


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