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Friday, January 18, 2019
There’s so much the “Land of Mountains, Land of Rivers” – as the anthem proclaims – has to offer. We've picked some of the loveliest spots and coolest activities for you.
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In their anthem, Czechs wistfully praise the beauty of their land. And indeed, from orchards decked in spring's array to technological prowess bustling away, Czechia may truly be a magic garden in the heart of Central Europe.
Placed firmly on the fault lines of Europe, Ukraine looks both East and West. Yet, what Ukrainians fight for is nothing less than their future Among all European states Ukraine stands apart – historically, politically, geopolitically. One of the largest European states – just recently moved back to the map of Europe – it still remains a kind of “terra...
allforjan
As the largest protests since the Velvet Revolution in 1989 rock Slovakia, following the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciák and his fiancée, one young Slovak and Czech wonder what’s next for the country. by Alena Bohunická and Jan Jindra Slovaks don’t have a tradition of protest, like the French or the Italians. When demonstrations do break out, though, the reasons...
Bosnians are still coming to terms with their wounds of war from a generation ago. But incredibly, they are now coming together to fight injustice. In March 2018, David Dragičević, a 21-year-old Bosnian Serb from Banja Luka, was found dead after being missing for six days. The police suspected suicide under the influence of drugs linking him to a burglary...
Hungary
Hungary oscillates between notions of past grandeur and a deep longing for calm. True democracy, it seems, has no chance but to fall by the wayside. Thirty seconds and we are live in Echo TV’s freshly refurbished news studio. The room is half-lit with merely the silhouette of the anchorman showing. A timer is ticking, adding suspense to the revelations...
Europe’s second-largest country flaunts the blue of its skies and the golden fields of wheat in its flag – but Ukraine has so much more to offer
The murder of journalist Ján Kuciak has shaken Slovakia out of its complacency. Here, big things often happen in years ending in “8”. Standing on a packed square in Bratislava as people around you jangle their keys and chant the slogans they remember – or that their parents have told them about – it is hard not to make comparisons. These are the symbols the Velvet...
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