With gold attractively priced, Eastern European countries have been stocking up on the metal this year.
New law allows authorities to destroy rough sleepers’ possessions and order them to do public service.
Kyiv calls on Budapest to refrain from ‘unfriendly steps’ as a diplomatic row over the Hungarian minority deepens.
Critics say Viktor Orban and his loyalists already have most media under their thumb.
While this week’s vote indicates that Hungary’s strongman is drifting further away from the mainstream European People’s Party, any defection – forced or voluntary – would puncture his political influence on the continent.
EU and Hungary are probing irregularities in dozens of public tenders won by Istvan Tiborcz’s company.
Top officials vow to forge union ‘that excludes socialists and the left, that brings back to the center the values and identity’ their parties embody.
Critics see move to hand over big part of science budget to new ministry as way to extend political control over unruly academics.
Slovakia has been the only V4 country to express willingness to take in up to 1,200 migrants, but only with the government’s consent.
Critics say performance will further stoke nationalist feelings, already running high with anti-Soros, anti-migrant legislation passed earlier this week.
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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.