Central Europe & Baltics

6 August 2010
Home of the Booze Premium

TOL audio slide show: A supposedly liberalizing law on private production of Hungary’s national drink hasn’t convinced many home distillers to go straight.

By Anita Komuves
5 August 2010
A Disorienting Take on a Time Many Czechs Would Rather Forget Premium

Walking Too Fast may be the best Czech film in a very long time. So why has no one seen it?

By Theodore Schwinke
4 August 2010
Polish City on a Bumpy Ride to Prosperity Premium

After weathering cataclysms and political shocks, Wroclaw is looking to regain its past glories.

By Martin Ehl
27 July 2010
The Other Side of the Latvian Coin Premium

Latvian politicians who misinterpret the Soviet past risk falling into the same trap as Ukraine’s Yushchenko, a Russian-Latvian commentary argues.

By BBC Monitoring
27 July 2010
The Tide Turns for the Vltava

After decades of neglect and abuse, Prague's river begins to attract developers and residents.

By Lucie Kavanova
26 July 2010
Swan Song of a Loyal Public Servant?
The Czech public service broadcaster has been a model for its peers. But politics may kill it.
By Marius Dragomir



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